We are so happy and PROUD to report that U.S. News & World Report released its list of the nation’s best high schools this morning and Gilbert High School is recognized for its outstanding achievements.

According to U.S. News & World Report, Gilbert High School ranks among the top 3 percent of high schools in Iowa and the top 10 percent of high schools across the country. GHS is listed at No. 9 on the overall list of 317 Iowa high schools.

A deeper dive into the numbers shows that Gilbert is ranked as the No. 1 high school in Story County and the surrounding counties.

What makes GHS so special (besides all of the things we already know)? Here are just a few of the numbers.

-24 percent of our high school students took at least one AP exam.
-91 percent of our students are proficient in reading.
-91 percent of our students are also proficient in science.
-98 percent of our students graduate from high school.
-GHS ranks No. 4 in Iowa in state assessment proficiency.

All of these numbers and this lofty recognition from U.S. News & World Report are a testament to the hard work of our students. But it’s also a huge honor for our teachers, administrators, and staff members who go above and beyond every day to help our students reach their potential.

Congratulations, GHS! You continue to make us proud!