WARREN, Mich. – De La Salle Collegiate has been named one of the nation's best schools for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, according to Newsweek magazine.
“What an incredible honor,” De La Salle Principal Nathan Maus said. “The credit goes 100 percent to our students who work very hard in their studies and who strive to do their best. The credit also goes to our wonderful teaching staff who determines every day that the students develop their love of learning, challenge them to achieve more, and support them along the way.”
De La Salle was among the top 13 percent of the nation's public and private high schools – and ranked second in Macomb County – to be honored as a 2020 Best STEM school.
Newsweek partners with STEM.org to rank the nation's top STEM schools. The schools were ranked based on data collected from 2015-19. The research determined which schools provided the best STEM experience for students while positioning them for post-secondary study.
“Second overall in the county, that’s an amazing achieve by our students,” Maus added. “It shows their devotion to their studies and working extremely hard, and, that our teachers are really pushing hard for the students to achieve their best.”
The top-ranked school in the country was the School of Science and Engineering in Dallas, Texas. The top Michigan school was Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills (No. 9 overall). The top Michigan public school ranking was Frankenmuth High School (No. 114).