Northeast Iowa high schools among state's top in US News rankings

Jericho High School made the U.S. News

A Hamilton County high school ranked in the top 10 on the U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best High Schools Ranking of Tennessee schools.

City Honors, which received a gold ranking for its 98 percent graduation rate, has students in grades 5 through 12 and is known for its International Baccalaureate program.

A total of 104 bronze medals were awarded in Iowa based on graduation rates and how the schools performed on state assessments.

There are several criteria for the rankings including standardized test performance and college readiness.

St. Charles North came in at no. 18 and and St. Charles East at no. 23, according to the national magazine's annual list, released Wednesday.

The first step determines "whether each school's students were performing better than statistically expected for students in the state". The fifth-ranked school in the country was Basis Flagstaff.

Canyon Crest Academy in the San Dieguito Union High School District was the second-highest ranked San Diego area campus, coming in at number 132 on the list. Hume Fogg Magnet High School, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools 3.

This school in Milford is ranked 49th among more than 600 Pennsylvania high schools.

In San Dieguito Union High School District, just 8.5 percent are low-income and fewer than 4 percent are English learners.

"That is one of the reasons why we are able to maintain our academic and extra-curricular success from year to year", Smallwood said. "These rankings are another deserved recognition for the hard-working students and dedicated teachers, principals and families at Chicago Public Schools".

"Where we are in the rankings is never the focus", he said. It's No. 25 nationally (down from No. 22 in 2017).

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