Four Cherokee County School District high schools have been named to U.S. News and World Report’s “Best High Schools” list… an increase from three last year!
Creekview, River Ridge, Sequoyah and Woodstock High Schools earned Silver Medal spots on the magazine’s prestigious list based on factors including academic performance, college readiness, graduation rates and success of disadvantaged students. Only 5,900 of the country’s 20,500 public high schools were named to the list released today.
“We’re so proud of the hard work every day by our students and their families, our teachers and staff and our volunteers and partners, who together earned this national recognition for our schools and School District,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “We know we’re educating our community’s emerging generation with excellence, and it’s exciting and encouraging to be honored for those efforts.”
Creekview HS was ranked No. 1,302 in the country, with Sequoyah HS at No. 1,640, Woodstock HS at No. 1,655 and River Ridge HS at No. 1,773– all four within the top 10 percent of 20,500 U.S. public high schools. Data for the rankings is based upon the 2015-16 school year, according to the publication.