Here is where high schools in Clark, Champaign counties rank on national list

U.S News and World Report’s annual ranking of the Best Public High Schools was released Tuesday.

The best school in the state of Ohio was Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, while the best ranked school in the area went to Shawnee High School, which came in at number 90.

The rankings work this way - 40 percent is based on how many students take and pass Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate tests, 30 percent on state test scores for poor and minority students, 20 percent on overall results of state math and reading tests and 10 percent on graduation rate.

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Schools marked as ‘unranked,’ were not able to achieve a ranking due to; not having enough 12th graders, did not have a 12th grade, or the state suppressed too much of its assessment data so the data could not be used in the rankings, according to U.S. News’ website.

There were 916 schools ranked in the state of Ohio.

Clark County:

Shawnee High School: 90

Northwestern Junior/Senior High School: 200

Northeastern High School: 309

Greenon High School: 379

Tecumseh High School: 490

Springfield City Schools (district schools were ranked, not just the high school): 515-736

Southeastern Sr. High School: Unranked

Champaign County:

West Liberty - Salem Middle/High School: 301

Urbana High School: 302

Graham High School: 452

Triad High School: 507

Mechanicsburg High School: Unranked

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