Iowa Schools Included in National ‘Best High Schools’ Rankings

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The rankings for the best high schools in the nation have been released by U.S. News & World Report and no Iowa school appears higher than 638th place.

The 2015 rankings were devised by using data including results of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and state assessment testing along with other information about the schools.

The data helps measure a student’s readiness for college

The highest ranked school in the state was John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, which came in at 638th place nationally. Ames High School ranked at 6th in the state, with Valley High School coming in at 8th, and Waukee High School in 10th position.

One-hundred and seventeen Iowa schools made the list.

The highest ranking in the nation went to the School for the Talented & Gifted in Dallas Texas.

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