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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Several JCPS high schools have received high rankings in a U.S. News and World Report analysis of more than 18,000 high schools across the nation.
Eleven JCPS high schools out of the 21 in the system were recognized with either gold, silver, or bronze medals in the magazine's analysis. Three of the schools recognized are "priority" schools which have been considered consistently low-achieving in the past.
Here's the list of top ten Kentucky schools:
#1 duPont Manual High School #2 South Oldham High School #3 Ballard High School #4 Brown School #5 Eastern High #6 Beechwood High School, Fort Mitchell, KY #7 Louisville Male High School #8 West Jessamine High School, Nicholasville, KY #9 Larry A. Ryle High School, Union, KY #10 Atherton High School
JCPS high schools earned the following awards:
Fairdale Fern Creek Western
The magazine considered state reading and math results, how well at-risk students performed, and how well the schools prepared students for college in creating the rankings. It also took schools' national rankings into account.