GHS named one of nation’s Best High Schools by U.S. News

Geneseo High School has been named one of the top-ranked high schools in the country by the U.S. News, landing a spot on the publication’s list of 2023-2024 Best Public High Schools.

U.S. News reviewed public schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for the 2023-2024 Best High Schools rankings, which includes rankings for 18,000 eligible schools. Scores were based on their performance on various ranking indicators, including state tests and graduation rates.

GHS, which boasts a 97% graduation rate and AP participation rate of 49%, was ranked 2,717th in the national rankings and 96th among Illinois schools. Regionally, GHS ranks second, trailing only Pleasant Valley High School in Bettendorf.

“As a school district, our job is to put students in a position to graduate and enjoy success after they leave our buildings,” stated Dr. Adam Brumbaugh, Superintendent. “This recognition illustrates the outstanding job done by our staff throughout all of our schools and shows that what we’re doing is working. Of course, it also shines a light on our students, who take advantage of the resources and support systems available to them.”

GHS Principal Tom Ryerson feels that the high school benefits from a strong relationship between staff, students, parents and the community, while giving students the opportunity to pursue pathways based on their interests and strengths.

“We’re certainly fortunate to have an exceptional group of educators at GHS,” Ryerson said. “What really sets our school apart, though, are initiatives like Project Lead the Way, our Grow Your Own teacher program, and the new Career and Technical Education Center, which is very close to opening its doors. We’re here to empower all of our students and set them up for whatever comes next in their lives.”