(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam High School has been recognized as a top educational facility for four consecutive years. The school placed in the top ten-percent of all Wisconsin high schools and was awarded a silver medal for top high schools in the nation through U.S. News and World Report. The high school earned the designations through proficiency in college-readiness and overall Advanced Placement scores. High marks in state testing results in reading and math allowed for Beaver Dam to earn the silver ranking among all nationwide facilities. Principle Crystal Bates says that she could not be more proud of the staff and students who give it their all each and every day. Adding that being recognized for four consecutive years speaks wonders to their hard work. Beaver Dam is the highest ranked high school in Dodge, Columbia and Jefferson Counties and outranked all but one school on the Badger Conference. Superintendent Mark DiStefano says this is a wonderful example of how a culture of high expectations and great effort results in high performance. This year’s report reviewed almost 500 high schools in Wisconsin and more than 20-thousand high schools nationally.