Eastbrook High School ranked No. 1 in area
Eastbrook High School was recently named the best school in the Marion Metro Area for 2019 by U.S. News and World Report.
While all the school corporations in Grant County have a graduation rate of 95 percent or higher, Eastbrook had the best overall score in the rankings at 85.9 out of 100, factoring in things like test performance and college preparedness.
The school also ranks 37th in the state out of 421 high schools and 2,432nd out of more than 17,000 schools in the nation, according to the publication’s rankings.
“We’re very proud of that and all the hard work of our staff,” Eastbrook High School Principal Pat McLaughlin said.
McLaughlin said he received a letter from U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-District 5) after the news was announced.
“...It is an honor to represent a school of your caliber. Eastbrook High School serves as a great example for other schools in the area, and serves as a leader for the State,” Brooks wrote.
Superintendent Brett Garrett said faculty and students are pleased to be recognized for their hard work.
“It’s one of those things where you know you have a good thing going on, but to have it recognized like this is an honor,” he said.
Students at Eastbrook High School performed higher than the state average on state-required tests, with overall performance reaching the 85th percentile, according to U.S. News and World Report.
As for the rankings for the other public high schools in the Marion Metro Area, Oak Hill came in second.
Madison-Grant was ranked No. 3, Marion was ranked No. 4 and Mississinewa was ranked No. 5.