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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Highlands Once Again Ranked Highly in State, Nation by U.S. News & World Report

Highlands High School, once again, was ranked as one of the best in Kentucky and the nation according to a new report from U.S. News and World Report.

Highlands was ranked the number three high school in Kentucky and number 1 non-magnet school in the state.

U.S. News ranked 17,245 public high schools and reviewed more than 23,000.

Located in the heart of Fort Thomas. 
The highest ranked U.S. public schools in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Best High Schools rankings are those whose attendees demonstrated "outstanding outcomes above expectations" in math and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions.

One change did occur within the U.S. News' methodology for rankings, which allowed more schools to be included onto the list. Entering into the list this year is Brown School, a magnet school with an enrollment of 242 and is based out of Louisville.

"With the revamped methodology, most schools' ranks changed significantly between 2018 and 2019 because of the broader competition in terms of the number of schools being newly ranked," U.S. News said. "With students, parents, educators and the general public in mind, U.S. News made improvements to the rankings so that they’re easier to understand, more thorough and include as many schools as possible."

The scorecard ranking, which is new, gave Highlands a 97.95 score out of a possible 100.

Highlands was ranked #354 in the nation out of 17,245, good for the top 1% percentile.

Elsewhere in northern Kentucky, Beechwood was #10, Ryle #18, Campbell County #23 and Conner #30.

The rest of the top 10 in Kentucky is:

#1 Dupont Manual
#2 Brown School
#3 Highlands 
#4 Murray
#5 Pikeville
#6 North Oldham
#7 South Oldham
#8 Louisville Male
#9 Glasgow
#10 Beechwood

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