AKRON – Tippecanoe Valley High School was one of a dozen area high schools recognized by U.S. News & World Report as silver-rated or bronze-rated schools.
To produce the 2014 rankings, U.S. News teamed up with the Washington, D.C.–based American Institutes for Research. Analysts first determined whether the students in each school performed better than statistically expected for the average student in the state.  Reading and Math results on the state tests were analyzed, and then the percentage of economically disadvantaged students was factored, according to a press release from Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. Superintendent Brett Boggs.
For schools that made it past this step, analysts looked at whether the school's most disadvantaged students – black, Hispanic and low income – were performing better than average for similar students in the state. Schools that passed this part of the test had their test data for Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate programs analyzed.
Valley was listed as a bronze school.
Boggs stated, “Every student, patron, and staff member of the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation can take pride in this recognition of Tippecanoe Valley High School as one of the area's ‘Best High Schools.’ We all work very hard to do what is best for the students we serve.  Combined with the strong support of our parents and the community we will continue our commitment to student success by doing whatever it takes to equip all students to be outstanding – today, tomorrow and beyond.”