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US News Ranks LHS Among Nation's Best

April 24, 2020

Lindbergh High School has been recognized as one of the top high schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report, ranking in the top 1 percent in Missouri and in the top 8 percent of high schools nationwide that were included on the list.

U.S. News and World Report released its “2020 Best High Schools” list on April 21, and LHS ranked 17 in Missouri and 1,406 nationwide. More than 17,000 public high schools were eligible for the list. Schools are recognized for their performances on state assessments, graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college.

“We are always proud to be recognized at the state and national levels,” said LHS principal Dr. Eric Cochran. “Our staff works hard every day to provide each student with personalized instruction and preparation for life beyond high school.”

Lindbergh High School students scored well above state averages in both English and mathematics proficiency exams, with 44 percent of students participating in Advanced Placement courses and a 96 percent graduation rate.

The U.S. News and World Report methodology takes into account several factors such as test scores and the number of advanced courses offered. The list recognizes schools that serve all students well, not only those who are college bound, and schools that produce measurable academic outcomes to show that they are educating students well and preparing them for successful futures.