May 24, 2018

US News & World Report Names Best High Schools In Colorado

11 May 2018, 12:31 | Rufus Hill

Jericho High School made the U.S. News & World Report's 2018"Best High Schools rankings coming in 98th nationally

Jericho High School made the U.S. News

Two Baton Rouge schools ranked in the top 10 of a ranking of the nation's high schools from U.S. News and World Report.

The full U.S. News rankings can be found here.

Mountain Brook High School was 2nd in the state. The gold medal went to the top 500 schools based on highest college readiness, silver went to high-performing schools based on lower college readiness and bronze went to high-performing schools based on state exam performance, according to the website. The grade 7-12 school was also ranked higher than any other school in the Inland Empire. Additionally, for the third year in a row, the school earned a silver medal.

But although the Sunshine State's rankings dropped nationally, the usual schools reclaimed their spots at the top of the state's list.

Fourteen of the Tampa Bay area's high schools are among the 100 best in Florida this year.

The list, published annually, looks at data from more than 20,000 schools focusing on student outcomes with an emphasis on graduation rates and state proficiency tests. He credited the work of faculty and staff and support of parents and community members in helping the school be successful.

North Hardin and LaRue County high schools once again made the state rankings and earned bronze medals. The charter school - that boasts a 95-percent graduation rate - earned a silver status and a ranking of 367th in California and 1,874th nationally.

Barstow High School and Academy of Careers and Exploration in Helendale each earned a bronze level, despite not being ranked.

The rankings put three SMSD schools - SM East at number three, SM South at number 9 and SM Northwest at number 10 - among the top 10 in the state.

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