Rachel Richardson reports:
Lakota high schools made U.S. News & World Report’s list of top-ranked public high schools in the state and nation.
Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on a range of performance indicators, such as state proficiency standards and how well they prepare students for college.
The magazine evaluated more than 21,000 public high schools across the nation; 242 Ohio schools made the rankings.
Lakota East High School ranked 42nd in the state and No. 1,068 nationally. Lakota West came in at 60th in the state and No. 1,281 nationally.
Both schools were among 93 Ohio public high schools to earn a silver medal. Nineteen Ohio schools earned gold medals.
Walnut Hills High School earned the survey’s top state ranking. Indian Hills High School ranked No. 3 and Wyoming High School was No. 4.
The survey found the best school in the nation to be the School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, Texas.