Jessamine County's high schools earned recognition recently as two of the nation's best high schools.
In the U.S. News & World Report list of "Best High Schools for 2012," West Jessamine was ranked seventh in Kentucky and East Jessamine was No. 12.
Both schools earned silver medals. The magazine awarded more than 4,850 gold, silver and bronze medals to the top-performing schools in the country.
The 2012 rankings included data on nearly 22,000 public high schools. Determining factors included state assessment scores in reading and math, student-to-teacher ratios, the college readiness of students, and the performance of disadvantaged students.
No Fayette high schools were ranked among the Kentucky's top 12. Corbin High School ranked 11th. The other schools in the top 12 were in Louisville, Bowling Green, Middletown, Fort Mitchell and Fort Thomas.
The state rankings can be seen at USnews.com/education/best-high-schools/kentucky/rankings.
The national rankings can be seen at USnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings.