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Friday, August 21, 2015

Highlands Makes Newsweek's List of Top High Schools

FTM file. 
Highlands High School once again made Newsweek's list of America's Top High Schools.

The ranking evaluates schools using a range of criteria including weighted SAT/ACT composite scores, student retention and counselor-to-student ratio to identify which excel at preparing students for college and overcoming obstacles posed by socioeconomic inequality.

Newsweek only ranks the top 500 schools in the nation.

Highlands was ranked No. 303, this year, which ranks the school No. 2 in Kentucky and No. 6 in the area. Here are the statistics behind the ranking:

No. 303: Highlands High School
College Readiness: 79.2
Graduation Rate: 100%
College Bound: 98.1%
Poverty: 16.3%

You can view the full list here. 

Last year Highlands checked in at No. 196 on the list. You can read that FTM article here. 

Newsweek notes that a large number of public schools across the country didn’t have sufficient data available from the National Center for Education Statistics to be included on the list.

Two other Kentucky schools listed were:

No. 182: Dupont Manual (Louisville)
No. 411: Model Laboratory (Richmond)

Other area schools that made the Top High Schools list were:

No. 55: Indian Hill High School

No. 114: Mariemont High School

No. 144: William Mason High School

No. 163: Madeira High School

No. 224: Turpin High School

No. 303: Highlands High School

No. 405: Sycamore High School

No. 490: Anderson High School

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