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Area schools named on U.S. News ‘Best’ list
Area schools named on U.S. News ‘Best’ listU.S. News and World Report has released its annual list of the Best High Schools, including seven high schools from the local area.

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 22,000 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia, including 866 high schools in Ohio. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

The local schools receiving Silver Awards for placing among the top high schools in the state and nation are Wheelersburg (41st in state, 1,088th in nation), South Webster (55th state, 1,318th nation), Jackson (123rd state, 2,165th nation), and Clay (151st state, 2,469th nation). Local schools receiving Bronze Awards for placing among the top high schools in the state of Ohio are Minford, Oak Hill, and Manchester.

Of the numerous Ohio schools ranked in 2017 among the U.S. News Best High Schools, 19 were awarded gold medals, 143 earned silver medals and 222 received bronze medals. The No. 1 high school in the state Ohio was Walnut Hills High School, in Cincinnati, which also placed 47th in the nation. The No. 1 high school in the nation was BASIS Scottsdale, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The complete list is available online at https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.

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