The AGBU Alex and Marie Manoogian School is now in the national spotlight for its extraordinary academic achievements, having just been named one of the country’s best high schools by the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings.
The Manoogian School was one of close to 22,000 public high schools across the United States evaluated by the esteemed publication. The careful selection process took into consideration a range of factors, including state proficiency exams, performance of least advantaged students, and college preparedness. The Manoogian School excelled across the board, and was honored with the bronze medal based on its high scores in math proficiency and reading proficiency, which is well above Michigan’s average. The school’s exceptional performance on state exams made it one of merely 13% of the total number of schools assessed by U.S. News & World Report to receive a bronze medal.
Since its founding in 1963, the AGBU Alex and Marie Manoogian School, located in Southfield, Michigan, has given young, motivated students the resources to become global leaders. Recognition by the U.S. News & World Report is one of many accolades that the AGBU Alex and Marie Manoogian School has been awarded in its illustrious history. The school has twice received the prestigious Golden Apple Award, based on the students’ performance on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) test. In 2004, its academic excellence earned it a $153,000 grant administered by the Walton Family Foundation, which was used to upgrade its science and computer labs. Such investments are reaping great benefits; on June 4, 2012, the school held a commencement ceremony for its largest graduating class to date of forty students. In the fall, they will arrive at some of the nation’s top universities, a natural trajectory given the knowledge and skills they acquired at one of the country’s leading high schools.
To learn more about the AGBU Alex and Marie Manoogian School, click here: http://www.manoogian.org/.