MTRHS Silver Medal Award . . .

MOHAWK TRAIL REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL HAS BEEN HONORED WITH A SILVER MEDAL by US News & World Report in its annual ranking of the Nation’s Best High Schools. [Downloads: ARTICLE; SLIDE PRESENTATION. (1MB .pdf file)]

The ranking is based on a formula that incorporates a number USNewsAwardof key variables including college readiness, Advanced Placement participation and performance, English and Math proficiency, graduation rate, progress in closing the achievement gap between different subgroups of students, and demographic composition of students.

Overall, Mohawk was ranked 74th out of 430 Massachusetts public high schools. The survey cited Mohawk’s proficiency in English (92%) and mathematics (87%) as well as the school’s overall 4-year graduation rate of 92%.

“We are extremely pleased with this award,” said Lark Thwing, Chair of the Mohawk Trail Regional District School Committee.  “Our administrators and teachers have been working hard to expand our curriculum by adding a broader array of STEM courses as well as hands-on interdisciplinary and independent study opportunities.   It’s great that the success of their efforts has brought this kind of national recognition.”

The Mohawk Trail Regional School District includes the Mohawk Middle/High School in Buckland, as well as elementary schools in Shelburne Falls, Colrain, Heath and Ashfield.  The District provides education to about 1,000 students from eight towns in western Franklin County, Massachusetts.

For more information: Michael Buoniconti, Superintendent, Mohawk Trail Regional Schools: 413-625-0192 x1029.

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