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Report: Best High Schools in Ohio, Kentucky

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – In a new report by U.S. News & World, the Queen City had several schools listed as some of the Best Public High Schools in Ohio.

U.S. News looked at 941 Ohio high schools, ranking 705 of them, and the school that took home first place is Walnut Hills High School.

According to the report, 92% of students at Walnut Hills participate in Advanced Placement courses, which is one of the factors that helped the school obtain the No. 1 slot.

U.S. News and World Report gather data from AP exams, state proficiency tests, graduation rates and the U.S. Department of Education’s common core of data. These are all determining factors on where a school will rank on the list.

The top 5 is rounded out by Madeira High School, with 72% of students in AP classes, followed by Indian Hills High School, Wyoming High School, and then Sycamore High School.

As for best high schools in Northern Kentucky, Highlands High School was at the top of the list and was ranked third in all of Kentucky. Beechwood High School ranked second in the region and fifth in the state.

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