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Monday, July 30, 2018

Highlands High School Named Best in Northern Kentucky

Cincy Magazine has named Highlands High School as the best in northern Kentucky in its 2018 August/September issue.

Metrics such as ACT score, graduation rate, and other standardized test results contribute to their ranking results.

Here's what they wrote:

After two years at No. 2, Highlands High School is once again No. 1 in our annual Northern Kentucky high school ranking. Highlands High School is in the 99th percentile of schools in Kentucky according to the state’s ranking and its students earn an average ACT score of 24.3. Outside of class, students earned two Cappie awards (best featured actress in a play and best critic team) and a student was named Kentucky’s Mr. Baseball for the 2018 season. 

The rest of the top ten, according to the magazine are:
2- Beechwood
3- Walton-Verona
4- Conner
5- Ryle
6- Campbell County
7- Ludlow
8- Cooper
9- Boone County
10- Simon Kenton

Highlands, with enrollment now 996 students, earned eight top spots in northern Kentucky of 15 categories used in the rankings by Cincy Magazine. Those categories were attendance rate at 97.1%, four-year graduation rate of 98.8%, an 11th-grade writing percentage Proficient or better of 87.5%, an end-of-course math percentage of Proficient or better of 67.6%, 37 Advanced Placement Courses and 599 Advanced Placement Test Takers with 68.9% of AP examples with a score of 3 or Above at 68.9%.

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