U.S. News & World Report ranked Woodford County High School seventh among the top 10 high schools in Kentucky in the 2016 Best High Schools rankings, released this week. Dupont Manual High in Louisville was listed as No. 1 in the state.
No Lexington schools were in the top 10, but three were listed as silver medalists among the 92 statewide that made the rankings. Henry Clay was No. 11; Lafayette No. 14, and Bryan Station No. 30. Carter G. Woodson Academy got a bronze medal. Five schools got gold, 29 silver and 58 bronze.
The top 10, in order, were Manual, Highlands in Fort Thomas, Beechwood in Fort Mitchell, South Oldham in Crestwood, North Oldham in Goshen, Glasgow, Woodford County, Atherton in Louisville, Brown School in Louisville, and Ryle in Union.
The report said Woodford County High has a student-to-teacher ratio of 19 to 1, and 48.7 percent of seniors who took Advanced Placement exams passed.
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U.S. News evaluates data on more than 21,500 public high schools to identify which schools are best at preparing students for college and careers.