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Top Missouri high schools ranked in new report

St. Louis high schools dominated the list from U.S. News & World Report and one local school snagged the top spot.

ST. LOUIS — U.S. News & World Report has released its annual ranking of the top public high schools in the nation for 2019.

St. Louis area schools dominated the list for Missouri and one school in the area earned the top spot in the state.

The ranking is based on six factors: college readiness, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rate.

The top 20 Missouri high schools: 

  1. Lafayette Sr. High School – St. Louis County (Wildwood)
  2. Smithville High School – Smithville
  3. Rockwood Summit Sr. High School – St. Louis County (Fenton)
  4. Eureka Sr. High School – Eureka
  5. Metro Academic and Classical High School – St. Louis (Central West End)
  6. Parkway West High School – St. Louis County (Ballwin)
  7. Lindbergh Sr. High School – St. Louis County (Lindbergh)
  8. Marquette Sr. High School – St. Louis County (Chesterfield)
  9. Affton High School – St. Louis County (Affton)
  10. Ft. Zumwalt West High School – O’Fallon
  11. Liberty High School – Lake St. Louis
  12. St. Louis Med/Bio Science High School – St. Louis (The Gate neighborhood)
  13. Central High School – St. Louis County (Chesterfield)
  14. Knob Noster High School – Knob Noster
  15. Clayton High School – St. Louis County (Clayton)
  16. Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School – St. Louis County (Maplewood)
  17. Parkway South High School – St. Louis County (Manchester)
  18. St. Charles West High School – St. Charles
  19. Lincoln College Prep. – Kansas City
  20. Webster Grove High School – St. Louis County (Webster Groves)

Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston, South Carolina was ranked as the top high school in the nation. The school has a 100 percent graduation rate and scores 100 for college readiness based on U.S. News data.

You can search all of the ranked schools by name, state and public school type.

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