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Owosso High School is ranked 75th in the state out of 1,575 high schools according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report.  Owosso High School is in the prestigious top 5% of high schools in the state and in the top 10% of high schools in the nation. Owosso High School was the only high school in Shiawassee County to earn a place in the 2017 top 100 Michigan high school list. 

Owosso High School was recently recognized as Academic State Champion for Academic Excellence by Bridge Magazine.  Owosso High School was one of only 54 across the state to be honored.  Go Trojans!


An International Baccalaureate World School


Owosso High School Ranks in Top 7%
of High Schools Nationwide


 On April 22, “U.S. News and World Report,” one the nation’s most reputable sources for news, shared their findings of the Best High Schools project which identifies the country’s top-performing public high schools. Owosso High School was ranked 41st in Michigan and scored 1,440 out of 21,035 schools in the nation, earning the organization’s “Silver” ranking.


According to the report, “A three-step process determined the Best High Schools. The first two steps ensured that the schools serve all of their students well, using performance on state proficiency tests as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.”


Although the ranking formula was somewhat complex, it demonstrates that:  1.) Owosso High School students are performing better than statistically expected for the average student in the state and 2.) Owosso High School’s least advantaged students are performing better than average for similar students in the state when considering math and reading proficiency ratings. After meeting the first two criteria, Owosso was eligible to be judged nationally on the final step--college-readiness performance—using Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data as the benchmarks for success. The third step measured high schools that produced the best college-level achievement for the highest percentages of their students. To view the full report, visit:



Our mission at Owosso High School is "to create a quality learning experience for every student." You and your family are an important part of the formula for success. It is essential that all of us form a partnership built upon communication and caring. We want you to have many options when you graduate from Owosso High School. We invite you to share our vision of excellence and become involved in the activities and opportunities that are available to you. Take full advantage of our programs and perform to the best of your ability everyday.

On behalf of the staff of Owosso High School, have a great year!


Jeff Phillips


Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity

The Owosso Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital  or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, “Protected Classes”), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation. The following compliance officers have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and grievance procedures: Jeff Phillips, Principal, Owosso High School, 765 E. North St., Owosso, MI 48867, (989) 723-8231, or Title IX Coordinator Catheryn Dwyer, Dean of Students, Owosso Middle School, 219 N. Water St., Owosso, MI 48867 (989) 723-3460, The Section 504 Coordinator is Edward King, Asst. Principal, Owosso Middle School, 219 N. Water St., Owosso, MI 48867 (989) 723-3460,