May 4, 2019
Both Lee’s Summit High School and Lee’s Summit North High School earned the ‘U.S. News Best High Schools’ recognition this week. Both are ranked in the Top 50 high schools in Missouri, according to the report.
‘U.S. News’ recognizes high schools based on these statistics:
The proportions of 12th graders who took and passed at least one AP or IB exam. Passing is worth three times more than just taking.
Math and Reading Proficiency|20%
Aggregated scores on state assessments that students may be required to pass for graduation.
Math and Reading Performance|20%
How aggregated scores on state assessments compare to U.S. News’s expectations given the proportions of students who are black, Hispanic and from low-income households.
Underserved Student Performance|10%
Scores on state assessments aggregated just among students who are black, Hispanic and from low-income households. These scores are compared to what is typical in the state for non-underserved students, with parity or higher being the goal.
College Curriculum Breadth|10%
The proportions of 12th graders who took and passed AP and IB exams in multiple areas. More exams are valued more than fewer exams up to a maximum of four. Passing an exam is worth three times more than taking.
The proportion of entering 9th graders who graduated four academic years later.
For more information on the rankings and credentials, visit: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/missouri/rankings.