Lee’s Summit R-7 high schools recognized in ‘U.S. News and World Report’ Best High Schools rankings

// Posted By Janie Rohlfing

Lee’s Summit West High School and Lee’s Summit High School were recognized through U.S. News andUS News and World Report World Report’s annual “Best High Schools” ranking this spring.

LSWHS earned a silver ranking and was ranked No. 16 among all Missouri high schools. LSHS earned a bronze ranking.

This is the eighth year that the magazine has developed this ranking to determine which high schools are most successful. U.S. News and World Report teamed with the RTI International research firm to develop the rankings. High schools were first analyzed at the state level in terms of how well students in each school performed on state assessments, taking into account the test scores of disadvantaged students. Performance on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams was then used to determine the degree to which schools prepare students for college work.

The magazine initially analyzed more than 21,000 public high schools from 50 states and the District of Columbia.

For more information, visit U.S. News and World Report’s website at http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings.  

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