These Pa. public high schools are among the best in the nation

Payton College Prep tops 2018 list of Illinois' best high schools: US News

Payton College Prep tops 2018 list of Illinois' best high schools: US News

The rankings, released Wednesday, evaluate more than 20,500 public high schools nationwide to identify schools that best serve all of their students and assess the degree to which students are prepared for college-level coursework.

It is among 101 school districts in Pennsylvania that U.S. News designated as silver medal schools, based on how well they prepares their students for college. I'm extremely proud of our students for their hard work and for helping to create a positive environment at JHHS. It was the only area school to make the national rankings at No. 2,657.

St. Charles East reported a 93 percent graduation rate, a 33 percent student math proficiency and a 51 percent student reading proficiency, according to the rankings.

Only two percent of the nation's high schools earn gold medal status, with 11 percent - including Ocean Springs - gaining silver medal recognition.

The Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School in Marlborough and Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden round out the top three.

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Silver was the highest award in Iowa, which received 14 representing 4.2 percent of its public schools.

A total of 104 bronze medals were awarded in Iowa based on graduation rates and how the schools performed on state assessments. ". Our staff and our students are always finding new ways to reinvent themselves and improve on what we do as a proud public high school in Kentucky".

Four Poway Unified School District campuses also made the publisher's top 1,000 high schools in the country, including Del Norte High, Westview High, Mt. Carmel High and Rancho Bernardo High.

"Where we are in the rankings is never the focus", he said.

The full U.S. News rankings can be found here. It has a graduation rate of more than 95 percent and 32.1 college readiness ranking.

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