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U.S. News and World Report ranking of high schools in Mississippi

U.S. News and World Report magazine released its list of the best schools in nation and also in each state. The magazine defines top-performing schools as “those whose students demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading state assessments, earned qualifying scores in an array of college-level exams, and graduated in high proportions,” according to methodology for the 2021 rankings.

For its list, the national magazine reviewed nearly 24,000 public high schools across the U.S. and scored them against six key indicators, including math and reading proficiency, college curriculum breadth, underserved student performance and graduation rates.

1. Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Columbus, MS

2. Biloxi High School

3. Pass Christian High

4. Petal High

5. Lewisburg High Olive Branch, MS Desoto County School District

6. Center Hill High Olive Branch, MS Desoto County School District

7. Ocean Springs High

8. DeSoto Central High Southaven, MS Desoto County School District

9. Madison Central

10. Oak Grove High School

Local school rankings per the report:

22 Bay High

35 Poplarville

41 Picayune

59 Hancock

84 Pearl River Central



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