US News released its annual list of the best high schools, a rating and ranking of all public high schools in the country.
The magazine ranked schools nationally, by state, and within subway areas.
Some northern Kentucky high schools ranked high while others did not do so well.
“The highest-rated public schools in the US in the US News & World Report’s Best High Schools Ranking for 2021 are those whose students achieved excellent results on math and reading status assessments qualified on a series of college-level exams Results achieved and proportions achieved high completion, “said the publication.
US News summed school grades across six indicators of school quality and then calculated a single total score from zero to 100 that reflected a school’s performance across those metrics. The total score shows how well each school performed on a national percentile basis. For example, a school with a score of 60 in the 60th percentile among all schools in the ranking.
The six indicators and their percentages for consideration were college readiness (30%), college curriculum breadth (10%), math and reading literacy (20%), math and reading achievement (20%), underserved student achievement (10%) %), and graduation rate (10%).
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The following is the order in which schools in Northern Kentucky were ranked, followed by total score (on a scale of 100), rank in Kentucky (out of 377), and rank in the Cincinnati subway (out of 119). Note that schools that scored less than 25 had their scores hidden so US news could protect the real number of those who ranked in the lowest quarter of the percentile.
Beech wood 98.51, # 2 in Kentucky, # 4 on the Cincinnati Metro
Highlands 97.64, No. 4 in Kentucky, No. 6 on the Cincinnati Metro
Campbell Co. 92.4, # 16 in Kentucky, # 14 on the Cincinnati Metro
Ryle 90.62, # 20 in Kentucky, # 15 on the Cincinnati Metro
Dixie Heights 87.52, # 27 in Kentucky, # 20 on the Cincinnati Metro
cooper 83,52, No. 39 in Kentucky, No. 25 on the Cincinnati Metro
Conner 80.6, # 46 in Kentucky, # 31 on the Cincinnati Metro
Simon Kenton 78.04, # 50 in Kentucky, # 34 on the Cincinnati Metro
Boone Co. 68.27, # 70 in Kentucky, # 40 on the Cincinnati Metro
Lloyd 55.51, # 109 in Kentucky, # 49 on the Cincinnati Metro
Scott, 55.47, # 110 in Kentucky, # 50 on the Cincinnati Metro
Walton-Verona 52.96, # 117 in Kentucky, # 53 on the Cincinnati Metro
Ludlow 49.15, # 131 in Kentucky, # 59 on the Cincinnati Metro
Bellevue 39.48, # 147 in Kentucky, # 65 on the Cincinnati Metro
Grant Co. 35.46, # 155 in Kentucky, # 68 on the Cincinnati Metro
Pendleton Co. 34.68, # 159 in Kentucky, # 69 on the Cincinnati Metro
Holmes 12/25, # 181 in Kentucky, # 78 on the Cincinnati Metro
Dayton > 25, No. 182-226 in Kentucky, 79-101 in Cincinnati Metro
Newport > 25, No. 182-226 in Kentucky, 79-101 in Cincinnati Metro
Williamstown > 25, No. 182-226 in Kentucky, 79-101 in Cincinnati Metro
Photo: Beechwood High School