ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — According to U.S. News and World Report, Enterprise High School received the highest rating in the Wiregrass in their high school rankings.
The Wildcats of Enterprise High School have been named the top high school in the Wiregrass, #16 in Alabama, and among the top 1,400 in the nation by World Report and U.S. News in a report released Tuesday.
“For us, it’s a validation of what all we’ve done and been able to accomplish here,” Enterprise High School principal Brent Harrison said. “This has been several years worth of work that we’ve been able to do here at the high school, with the support of our community and our board of education. It validates all the hard work not only our teachers have done, but our students have done as well.”
According to usnews.com, schools were ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well students are prepared for college. Harrison said while it is a thankless job sometimes, it’s fulfilling being able to see the students succeed when they leave.
“When you see the students walk across the stage at the end of this month with college scholarships, with enlistments into the military, with careers that they’re ready to start based on certifications that they’ve gained here, it’s rewarding to know that we’ve played a part in that,” Harrison said.
One talked about what it means to him to attend the top school in the Wiregrass.
“For me, I’m pretty honored,” senior Jeremiah Grimes said. “Because not only does it mean we have a great education system here, it means that I could have a really good future.”
Enterprise’s total enrollment for students is higher than any other school on the list.