LHS earns U.S. News and World Report Silver Medal again

September 4, 2018

Ludington High School has earned for the second year in a row the U.S. News and World Report Silver Medal.

The award is given to schools in the top 7 percent in the country based on state test scores, including the MSTEP and SAT.

“We just rocked it. Our kids just really did well. Our staff, pre-K through 12, they are really getting the job done and we are seeing huge gains for our students and that means a lot,” said Ludington High School Principal Dan Mesyar. “That means a lot to parents and students. They are getting into the colleges they want to. They are getting the financial aide packages based off those scores.”

Mesyar said it fills him with pride to be the recipient of the award.

“We’re excited about this honor. It’s something in West Michigan — there’s not a lot of schools that are able to say that,” he said. “Two years in a row. I think that’s showing that we are onto something.

“Our staff are gung-ho. They’re excited. I think excited through every building, every grade level. This is a district award. The culmination of all that hard work.”

Ludington High School Assistant Principal Steve Forsberg gave great praise to the staff for pushing students to pursue the highest level of academia as well as teaching the skills that transition into life after high school.

“We’ve had our staff really dig in with an approach to reading and writing across all content areas and just seeing the

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