WIC ranks first in ISD in report

IRON RIVER/MIDLAND—West Iron County High School was ranked first in the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District and in the 75th percentile of all Michigan public schools in a recent report by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
    West Iron ranked 168 out of the 674 schools analyzed in the Michigan Context and Performance Report Card put out by the center.
    The Mackinac Center, located in Midland, bills itself as a “nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Michigan residents by promoting sound solutions to state and local policy questions.”
    West Iron was given a corresponding grade of ‘B’ in the report of Michigan high schools in 2018. Of the 44 schools ranked in the U.P., 12 received either an ‘A’ or a ‘B’ with Houghton receiving the only ‘A’ grade. West Iron was ranked seventh among all U.P. schools.
    “I would like to congratulate (principal) Mike (Berutti) and the high school staff for their efforts toward educating all our students and pressing for continued success,” Superintendent Chris Thomson said in a letter to staff. “As I have stated before, we also need to thank our middle school and elementary school staff for providing the foundation and building blocks for this acknowledgement.
    “There is plenty of room for improvement, but studies and results like this reaffirm that we are on the right track.”

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