Ladue Horton Watkins High School has been named the top non-selective high school in Missouri by U.S. News & World Report in its annual high school rankings.
In Missouri, 603 high schools were ranked, with LHWHS being the highest-ranked non-selective public school; it ranked third overall behind Metro Academic and Classical High School in St. Louis and Lincoln College Preparatory Academy in Kansas City.
The school also was ranked 296th among all high schools in the nation.
“This recognition extends beyond our high school campus and speaks to the quality of education received in all of our schools,” said Ladue Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Wipke. “Our students live in an incredible community that values education, on top of being supported by a network of staff, administrators, and parents who help meet the academic and social emotional needs of every child. I am so proud of the students and staff of our high school and want to thank our community for helping us set and meet high standards for all.”
High schools are ranked based on factors including college-readiness of students, access to Advanced Placement courses and tests, graduation rate, meeting the needs of underserved students, and performance on state assessments.