High School received national recognition again this year from U. S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of high schools nationwide – named the No. 2 high school in the state and earning a gold medal.

U.S. News rates schools on numerous factors and gives them a numerical college readiness score on a scale from 1-100.  Wyoming’s scores on these measures were: college readiness (85), AP coursework participation (93 percent) and passing rate (88 percent) and math and reading proficiency (75 percent) and (91 percent) respectively.

To determine the nation’s top high schools, U.S. News works with an outside research firm, RTI International, to gather data on more than 20,000 high schools across the country.

“RTI implemented the U.S. News comprehensive rankings methodology, which is based on these key principles: that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators,” according to U.S. News.

Only 500 high schools in the nation, 2.4 percent, received a gold medal, which is based on a school’s college readiness score.

Wyoming was ranked No. 99 nationally.  Walnut Hills High School received the No. 1 spot in Ohio. To learn more about the report, go to https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/rankings.