Lourdes Academy High School Recognized as Top STEM High School in Oshkosh Area

Lourdes Academy Middle and Elementary Schools were also recently honored for their commitment to STEM learning programs.

Lourdes Academy’s Chemistry Club performs an experiment for younger students during STEM Knight 2019.

Earlier this month, Newsweek announced its ranking of the country’s top 5,000 STEM high schools, honoring excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Lourdes Academy is listed as #3,372, placing in the top 8%* of all high schools nationally, and higher than any other high school in the Oshkosh area.

The top 5,000 schools were curated from STEM.org Educational Research™ using a proprietary scoring logic that took into consideration a broad set of quantitative and qualitative data inputs collected from Q2 2015–Q3 2019. The purpose was to determine which primary/secondary institutions in America best offer students experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math, while also preparing them for post‐secondary outcomes. Additional factors, including affluence and median household income, were taken into consideration in compiling the rankings.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized as a top STEM high school,” said John Dinegan, Lourdes Academy System President. “Helping students to become interested in and familiar with STEM principles is an important part of how our teachers are helping students identify their God-given talents.”

The Newsweek recognition for the high school comes as Lourdes Academy Elementary and Middle Schools were also recognized for their STEM learning programs in 2019. Both the Middle School and Elementary School are Project Lead the Way Distinguished Schools.

Only 148 middle schools and 214 elementary schools across the U.S. received the Distinguished School honor in 2019.

For more information and to see the complete list of the Top 5,000 STEM High Schools, visit the following web page: https://www.newsweek.com/americas-best-stem-high-schools-2020.

For more information about about Project Lead the Way’s Distinguished Schools program, click on the link below: https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/program-recognition/distinguished-schools.

* Source: Percentage calculated using a total of 43,497 public and private secondary schools, sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, Table 214.10.

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