ST. LOUIS, MO. May 10, 2012 – Metro Academic and Classical High School has been recognized as the #1 school in the state of Missouri for providing exceptional career and college preparation according to U.S. News and World Report’s ranking of America’s Best High Schools. Metro is also the ONLY school in the state of Missouri to make the national top 100 ranking this year, earning a Gold Medal, and is the ONLY school in the state of Missouri to make U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best High Schools top 100 list since 2009.
Furthermore, the District is proud to honor Carnahan High School of the Future, which made its debut as the #17 school for the state of Missouri, earning recognition as a Silver Medal school. Other SLPS schools recognized included Clyde C. Miller Career Academy, Bronze Medal; Northwest Academy of Law, Bronze Medal; and Soldan International Studies High School, Bronze Medal.
Overall Missouri had 555 high schools analyzed for the America’s Best High Schools report, and is home to 4 schools awarded gold medals, 13 with silver medals, and 125 with bronze medals.
The America's Best High Schools report, which analyzed over 21,000 public high schools across the nation, identifies the country's top-performing high schools. The goal is to provide a clear, unbiased picture of how well public schools serve all of their students - from the highest achieving to the lowest achieving - in preparing them to demonstrate proficiency in basic skills as well as readiness for college-level work.
According to the methodology, a best high school is one that succeeds at the following:
Step 1: Attains performance levels that exceed statistical expectations given the school's relative level of student poverty, as measured by state accountability test scores for all the school's students in the core subjects of reading and math
Step 2: Achieves proficiency rates on state tests for their least advantaged student groups that exceed state averages
Step 3: Prepares its students for college, as measured by student participation in and performance on Advanced Placement (AP) exams or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams
For more information please contact the Office of Public Information (314) 345-2367.