Central, South, North and West high schools named ‘Best High Schools’ by U.S. News & World Report
5/6/2019 – Parkway’s four high schools - Central, North, South and West high schools - were named among the country’s "2019 Best High Schools" by U.S. News & World Report. All four ranked in the top 15 percent of high schools across the country and placed among the top high schools in Missouri.
The highest ranked U.S. public schools in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "Best High Schools" rankings are those whose attendees demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions.
In coordination with North Carolina-based RTI International, a global nonprofit social science research firm, U.S. News ranked 17,245 public high schools out of more than 23,000 reviewed. This is the count of public high schools that had a 12th-grade enrollment of 15 or greater, or otherwise had sufficient enrollment in other high school grades during the 2016-2017 school year to be analyzed. It is six to seven times larger than the more than 2,700 ranked schools in the 2018 edition.