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LHS Ranks 8th in US News and World Report

KSCB News - April 21, 2016 6:10 am

Liberal High School Ranks 8th in the US News and World Report’s rankings. Here is the magazine’s description and rankings.

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments, their graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college. Read the full methodology.

To graduate, Kansas high school students must earn at least 21 credits in English language arts, history and government, science, mathematics, physical education, fine arts and electives. High school students also take state assessments in math, science, English language arts, and history and government, according to the Kansas State Department of Education.

Of the Kansas schools in the 2016 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, 10 were awarded silver medals and 106 received bronze medals. The top-ranked high school in Kansas is Blue Valley North High, located in Overland Park and a part of the Blue Valley School District.

Blue Valley North High

12200 Lamar Ave

Overland Park, KS 66209

Blue Valley

S #720 Nationally Ranked


Larger than KS Avg

1,536 Students

86 Teachers


Above KS Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)


Blue Valley High

6001 West 159Th St

Stilwell, KS 66085

Blue Valley

S #979 Nationally Ranked


Larger than KS Avg

1,464 Students

85 Teachers


Above KS Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)


Blue Valley Southwest High School

17600 Quivira Rd

Overland Park, KS 66062

Blue Valley

S #1167 Nationally Ranked


Larger than KS Avg

1,069 Students

67 Teachers


Above KS Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

37% Passed (AP®)


Olathe Northwest High School

21300 College Blvd

Olathe, KS 66061


S #1405 Nationally Ranked


Larger than KS Avg

1,938 Students

122 Teachers


Above KS Avg

44% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)


Blue Valley Northwest High

13260 Switzer Rd

Overland Park, KS 66213

Blue Valley

S #1418 Nationally Ranked


Larger than KS Avg

1,607 Students

91 Teachers


Above KS Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)


Blue Valley West High

16200 Antioch Rd

Overland Park, KS 66085

Blue Valley

S #1464 Nationally Ranked


Larger than KS Avg

1,365 Students

85 Teachers


Above KS Avg

42% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)


Northeast Magnet High School

5550 North Lycee

Bel Aire, KS 67226


S #1806 Nationally Ranked


Larger than KS Avg

642 Students

46 Teachers


Above KS Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)


Liberal Sr High

1611 West 2Nd

Liberal, KS 67901


S #2128 Nationally Ranked


Larger than KS Avg

1,237 Students

84 Teachers


Above KS Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)


DeSoto High School

35000 West 91St St

De Soto, KS 66018

De Soto

S #2506 Nationally Ranked


Near KS Avg

689 Students

54 Teachers


Near KS Avg

25% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)


Mill Valley High School

5900 Monticello Rd

Shawnee, KS 66226

De Soto

S #2593 Nationally Ranked


Larger than KS Avg

1,302 Students

82 Teachers


Near KS Avg

25% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)


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