U.S. News & World Report is out with its latest high school rankings, which show Jackson High School ranked at No. 37 and Hoover High School at No. 40 among Ohio schools.
Two Stark County school district have once again been named among the top 50 high schools in Ohio.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Jackson High School 37th in the state and 955th in the nation, and Hoover High School as 40th among Ohio schools and 1,159th in the nation.
Schools were rated based on their students’ performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college, which is based on student participation in advanced placement or international baccalaureate programs and student performance on college-level exams. Of the Ohio schools ranked, 19 of the schools were awarded with gold medals, 111 of them received silver medals and 198 of them earned bronze medals.
The publication noted that Jackson’s Advanced Placement rate was 55 percent and has a 98 percent graduation rate. It gave Jackson a college readiness score of 45.6 out of 100.
Hoover has an AP participation rate of 52 percent, a graduation rate of 98 percent and a college readiness score of 42.8, according to the ranking.
Other area schools scoring among the top 100 schools in Ohio were Green High School in Summit County (ranked 77th in Ohio) and Louisville High School (ranked 98th in Ohio). All four of the local high schools received silver medals.
The top-ranked school in Ohio is once again Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati. It ranked 92nd nationally.
To see the rankings, visit www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.