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Mustang High School Awarded 2020 College Success Award

Mustang High School Awarded 2020 College Success Award

(Mustang, Oklahoma – October 22, 2020) – In 2018, GreatSchools.org released a first-of-its-kind report recognizing and celebrating high schools that excel in ensuring students are prepared for college based on school-level postsecondary data collected and shared by their states. Today Mustang High School (MHS) joins the list of schools that have earned GreatSchools College Success Award.  

For the third straight year, the College Success Award recognizes public high schools that are doing a great job preparing students for college and beyond. This recognition places MHS as part of a cohort of only 2,158 public high schools (about 21 percent of total eligible schools across 29 states), including only 87 from Oklahoma, to earn this year's award. Winning high schools are identified based on school-level college preparation and postsecondary data which are collected and shared by their states. This data shows whether students are prepared for college, enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework when they get there, and/or persist on to their second year.

According to their website, the College Success Award underscores the need to open up new sets of data so we can shine the light on success and find the schools that are preparing students to enroll in and stick with college. Improved transparency of this information will help schools, parents, educators, and policymakers support students to succeed in college and beyond. It is also critical to enhance and expand the data available to include performance by student group to ensure schools are preparing all students for college and productive futures.

The College Success Award is possible because Oklahoma is leading the nation in both collecting and transparently sharing information on how students perform after high school, which is valuable information for families, educators, and policymakers.  “We applaud Mustang High School for prioritizing high-quality public education, and putting students on the path to bright futures,” said Jon Deane, CEO of GreatSchools.org. “Over the past year, students, parents, teachers, and communities have relied on one another like never before. We congratulate and thank all of these individuals in Mustang for their unwavering pursuit of college success for all students.”


Community members can join GreatSchools.org in celebrating MHSon social media using #CollegeSuccessAward.

About GreatSchools.org College Success Awards

GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents with essential information to improve educational opportunities for their child. Using GreatSchools’ trusted ratings and school quality information, parents can find the right school for their family and take action to improve schools in their communities. Thousands of articles, tips and interactive tools offer parents easy-to-use resources to support their child’s learning and wellbeing every day. Families, community leaders and policymakers turn to GreatSchools for the school information they need to guide children to great futures. More information is available here:  https://www.greatschools.org/gk/csa/ 

About Mustang Public Schools

The Mustang Public School District covers over 72 square miles in Oklahoma and Canadian counties with the City of Mustang at its center. The district is the largest employer in Canadian County, with more than 1,000 certified and support employees. Voted one of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces for the past two years, the school district offers a comprehensive compensation package for full-time employees, in addition to a satisfying working environment. There are eight elementary schools (grades PreK-4), three intermediate centers (grades 5-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), one high school (grades 9-12), and an educational center which houses pre-kindergarten and alternative education.

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