Diocesan Schools earn top rankings

All four high schools in the Diocese of Jackson were honored in a recent ranking of private high schools, three of the four landed in the top 20 among private schools in the state of Mississippi. Madison St. Joseph School got top billing on the list, compiled by Niche, a company whose website provides reviews and insights into elementary and secondary schools nationwide.
Greenville St. Joseph School ranked fourth on the list, Cathedral sits at 19 and Vicksburg Catholic was ranked 28th out of the 66 schools profiled.
Niche’s website says “a high ranking indicates that the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experience very highly.” The site uses statistical data and reviews to create the rankings.
“This rating by a national organization is a testament to the performance of and quality of our students here at St. Joe,” said Keith Barnes, Madison St. Joseph School’s principal. “Our students work hard and are guided by a top-notch, caring faculty that is second-to-none in the state.”
Niche has been ranking colleges across the United States for 12 years. The company was founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as CollegeProwler.com.
Students and parents can use the company’s website, www.niche.com, to explore high school rankings, as well as compare educational outcomes across schools and school districts. Students can also create an account to compare college rankings and characteristics.