How Northern Kentucky High Schools Rank in Latest U.S. News List
U.S. News & World Report is out with its latest rankings of American high schools and in Kentucky, two of the top ten are found in Northern Kentucky.
While Louisville's DuPont Manual was ranked first, Highlands and Beechwood followed at second and third.
Ryle ranked eleventh and Campbell County was twelfth.
Overall, Kentucky ranked sixteenth in the nation in the percentage of schools recognized with a gold or silver medal.
"Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students," said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. "We encourage parents to use the Best High Schools rankings and data to research which schools in their state and nationwide are ensuring students are well-equipped for the future."
The rankings evaluate more than 20,500 public high schools nationwide to identify schools that best serve all of their students – including historically underserved populations – and assess the degree to which students are prepared for college-level coursework.
Here is where Northern Kentucky schools fell on the list (some districts are ranked with numbers and medal categories, while others are simply noted) of 281 Kentucky high schools:
#2 Highlands High School (#308 in national rankings)
#3 Beechwood High School (#353 in national rankings)
#11 Ryle High School (#1,099 in national rankings)
#12 Campbell County (#1,108 in national rankings)
#22 Conner High School (#1,857 in national rankings)
#35 Williamstown High School (#2,562 in national rankings)
#36 Boone County High School (#2,575 in national rankings)
#66 Ludlow High School
Bellevue High School
Dayton High School
Walton-Verona High School
Other Schools Evaluated (alphabetically):
Boone County Alternative
Cooper High School
Dixie Heights High School
Gallatin County High School
Grant County High School
Holmes High School
Lloyd High School
Newport High School
Pendleton County High School
Scott High School
Simon Kenton High School
(Silver Grove High School was not included in the analysis.)
Image via Fort Thomas Independent Schools