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.
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.
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
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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