LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Newsweek recently released its top 500 high schools in America, and a Kentuckiana school is near the top.

North Oldham High School is No. 9 in the annual list.

Schools were ranked on college readiness, their graduation rate and the percentage of students who are college bound.

"It says congratulations, you're one of the top 500 high schools in the country. I didn't have any idea until I started scrolling. I didn't have to scroll very far," North Oldham principal Craig Wallace said.

"All of a sudden I saw No. 9, and I said, 'Oh my gosh, I've got to tell the rest of the teachers." 

Two other Kentucky public high schools, both near Cincinnati, made the list.

Highlands High School in Fort Thomas came in at No. 274, and Beechwood High School in Fort Mitchell is No. 342.

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