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U.S. News recognized MCHS

By Greg Bird

For the second year in a row, and the third time in the last five years, McCreary Central High School has been recognized with a bronze medal ranking from the latest U.S. News and World Report publication listing the best high schools in the country.
McCreary Central received a Bronze Medal ranking in the latest report, one of 54 such medals in Kentucky. Just five schools in the state received a gold medal, and only 37 were ranked silver, including Somerset (16), Southwestern (25), South Laurel (26), Pulaski (31) and Williamsburg Independent (33). The report reviewed 273 high schools in the state.
A bronze medal signifies a high-performing school based on state test data.
Kentucky ranked 16th overall in the nation with more than 15 percent of all reviewed schools receiving a gold or silver ranking.
The publication reviewed more than 20,000 high schools across the United States to compile the list. The report looked at how well the schools serve their students through state tests on math and reading as well as graduation rates and how the schools prepared students for college level work.

The report listed MCHS with a 91 percent graduation rate, with 50 percent of students testing as proficient in Reading and 32 percent in math. 17 percent of students participated in Advanced Placement classes, with 13 percent passing. The school also rated a 6 on the College readiness Index.

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