ranked 83rd in the state and 486th in the nation by U.S. News. The school also has a graduation rate of 87 percent. "I congratulate the students, teachers and staff of these schools for blazing a path of excellence".
And bronze medals were awarded to Aspire Richmond College Preparatory Academy at 3040 Hilltop Mall Rd, and Middle College High School, located on the Contra Costa College campus. Additionally, for the third year in a row, the school earned a silver medal.
For the first time in recent years, John Hardin was named one of the top high schools in Kentucky, ranking 55th out of 70 schools recognized. The school offers a variety of honors and Advanced Placement courses, including computer science, physics and foreign language. It has a graduation rate of more than 95 percent and a college readiness score of 63.5.
The Tucson Unified School District's University High School placed 27th in the country, according to the study, down from 15th a year ago.
At No. 39, Elizabethtown High School ranked the highest in the state out of area schools.
The second step in the U.S. News methodology assessed whether a school's black, Hispanic and low-income students "performed at or better than the state average for historically [under-served] students".
"Where we are in the rankings is never the focus", he said.
The 2018 high school rankings were just released by the publication.