Rankings and Recognition

Rankings and Recognition

The extraordinary benefits and incredible value of a Marquette University High School education has been recognized regionally and even nationally. Here is a just a sampling of some of our recent recognition.

Marquette High named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Dept. of Education

Marquette University High School is among an elite group of 23 private schools in the United States and the only Wisconsin high school recognized as a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

This is the highest honor given by the U.S. Department of Education. MUHS is honored in the Exemplary High Performing category for academic performance. The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.

Top 10% of ACT Test-takers in the Nation

The Marquette High Class of 2018 scored among the top 10% of ACT test takers in the nation. The average composite for MUHS is 27.8, compared to a state average of 20.5.

  • 74% of MUHS students exceeded the benchmark score on all subject-area tests (English, Math, Social Science, and Science), demonstrating mastery in College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS). Only 25% of the class statewide reached this threshold.
  • 98% of MUHS students performed at a level exceeding CCRS English/ Language Arts benchmarks, compared to 56% in the state.
  • 65% exceeded CCRS standards in STEM, compared to 19% in the state.


Top Rated School in Wisconsin -- Niche.com

Ranked as the No. 1 All-Boys High School in Wisconsin and the No. 1 Catholic high school in the Milwaukee area.

  • A+ Overall Niche Grade
  • A+ Academics
  • A Teachers
  • A+ Clubs and Activities
  • A+ College Prep
  • A+ Sports


Highest Ranked School in Wisconsin -- Wisconsin Institute of Law and Liberty

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty performs an annual analysis of the academic performance of Wisconsin’s schools across educational sectors (public, charter, and private Choice) for students who receive state aid.

In the 2018 and 2019 studies, Marquette High is rated as the highest value added school in the state.

Significantly Exceeds Expectations -- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

DPI reports that Marquette High has earned the highest school rating of “Significantly Exceeds Expectations” for the past three years.

DPI issues a school performance report card based on student achievement and post-secondary preparedness. The MUHS Report for 2018 shows a score of 90.7, one of the highest in the state.

Top Boys Athletics Program in Wisconsin -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Marquette High was rated the top boys athletic program in Wisconsin in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019.

Best High School for Sports in Wisconsin -- Stadium Talk

Stadium Talk is an independent sports media website that analyzes athletic achievements for teams, schools, and individual athletes across the country.

Through an analysis of all high schools in the country, Marquette High was rated as the best school for sports in Wisconsin.