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Parkway Central, South and West high schools named among the country’s ‘Best High Schools’

Best High Schools logo 4/25/2017 --Three Parkway high schools - Central, South and West high schools - were named among the country’s 2017 Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report. All three ranked in the top 13 percent of high schools across the country.


Central, South and West high schools received a Silver Medal on the annual list of America's Best High Schools, placing among the top 20 high schools in Missouri. Only 24 out of 517 Missouri high schools made the list of Gold or Silver Medal status. To see the full list for Missouri, click here.


Part of the ranking process looks at how well a school is preparing students for college and careers. The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 22,000 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.