Top-tier
KHS ranks 15th in Ohio

USNEWS

Every year, US News and World Report publishes their rankings of the top high schools in each state and nationally. Kings High School has received the honor of being ranked 15th in the state of Ohio and 460th in the nation. This places Kings in the top 3% nationally out of almost 21,000 high schools nationwide. On top of this, Kings received a gold medal in college readiness of their students.

US News and World Report uses “school-specific data on enrollment, student ethnicity, location, school type and results of state assessments, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests” to rank high schools among each other.  

Kings High School was also ranked higher than rival schools Mason and Sycamore who were ranked 32nd and 28th respectively.

Principal Doug Leist gave credit to the teachers for the ranking, “We’re in the classrooms a lot, I know the instruction that goes on is really helping to prepare our students for AP tests and beyond.”

This is also an improvement from last year where Kings was ranked 23rd in the state of Ohio and 600th nationally. “What we need to do [to improve upon this ranking] is to continue to hold ourselves to a high academic standard and continue to challenge our students.” Leist said.

Next year, Kings plans to keep AP Modern European History and offer AP Computer Science in an attempt to get more kids into AP classes. “We need to take as much pride in our academics as we do our athletics.” Leist said.

“We need to enjoy the moment then get back to work.” Superintendent Tim Ackermann said. “We need to increase opportunities for students around innovation, problem solving, and creativity.”

Not only should credit be given to the staff and students at the high school, but also at the lower schools as well. “Congratulations to all of our staff around the district that have helped shape and mold the students we have at Kings High School.” Ackermann said.

With the growing optimism for our students and staff, it seems the Kings community has a lot to look forward to in the future.

Alex MacNeil

By Alex MacNeil

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