U.S. News & World Report announced last week that four Missouri schools ranked among the best high schools in the nation based on academic proficiency standards and college preparation.
The nationally ranked Missouri schools awarded gold medal status are:
Metro High School, St. Louis City School District, ranked 76th nationally.
Clayton High School, Clayton School District, ranked 136th nationally.
Lincoln College Preparatory, Kansas City 33 School District, ranked 254th nationally.
Central High School, Springfield R-XII School District, ranked 327th nationally.
“Three of the top four public high schools ranked nationally in the state of Missouri are located in our largest districts,” said Missouri Commissioner of Education Chris L. Nicastro. “Student performance and college and/or career readiness are certainly a primary focus for the Department, so we are thrilled to see a number of schools in our state reaching for and achieving some of these same goals.”
In addition to the four gold medals, Missouri had 13 schools awarded silver medals and 125 schools awarded bronze medals.