Lyons Earns Top Spot in State Rankings

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In an impressive achievement, Lyons Middle Senior High School has been ranked No. 1 out of 115 middle/high schools in Colorado, according to the latest School Performance Framework (SPF) rankings released by the Colorado Department of Education.

The SPF is a comprehensive evaluation system that assesses schools based on various criteria, including academic achievement, growth, and post-secondary readiness. Lyons’ exceptional performance across these metrics places it at the pinnacle of educational excellence in Colorado and emphasizes its commitment to providing students with an exceptional education.

“Our No. 1 ranking reflects the dedication and hard work of our entire school community – from our committed educators to our motivated students and supportive parents,” said Lyons Middle Senior Principal Chris Frank. “Lyons has always strived for excellence, and this recognition is a testament to our collective efforts in providing a top-tier educational experience.”

In addition, Lyons High School has also been ranked in the top 10 percent of high schools in the nation among the 2023-2024 Best High Schools by U.S. News & World & World Report. The rankings evaluate more than 17,600 schools at the national, state and local level. The methodology focuses on six indicators of school quality: college readiness; breadth of curriculum; scores on state proficiency tests; performance in reading, math, and science; underserved student performance; and graduation rates.

Lyons Middle Senior has long been known for its academic excellence, offering an environment where students can thrive both academically and personally. The school’s commitment to building relationships with students, setting a high bar for student achievement, and building interventions to support struggling students has played a pivotal role in achieving this prestigious milestone.

This recognition is a source of pride for the school and the community. Lyons is committed to continuing its tradition of excellence, further enhancing its educational programs, and preparing students for a bright future.

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