US News and World's List of 2017 Best High Schools

Five area schools made U.S. News and World Report's list of 2017 Best High Schools. Huntington, Unioto, Washington Court House, and Zane Trace received Bronze-level recognition, while Chillicothe High School was awarded a Silver badge.

"Only about 16% of high schools nationwide are recognized with either a gold, silver, or bronze medal, and only about 350 high schools statewide are recognized yearly," said Chillicothe High School Principal Dr. Jeff Fisher, "so, obviously, we're extremely excited and honored to see that our hard work, dedication, and commitment to providing our students the best educational opportunities possible are being recognized at the state and national level."

With the Silver-level designation, CHS was also rated #157 out of 866 Ohio schools and nationally ranked #2,535 out of 28,496 of public high schools, said Fisher. 

Top-performing public schools were identified through an evaluation of state test scores, graduation rates, and performance on advanced placement exams.


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