Woodridge High School has earned a 'bronze' ranking from the U.S. News list of "Best High Schools." Each year, U.S. News ranks high schools nationwide based on various factors including math scores, reading scores and college preparation.

Since 2007, U.S. News has released an annual ranking of the nation's best high schools. This year, 22,000 public high schools were evaluated nationwide, and only one-fourth were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals.

Woodridge High School was ranked 168th in Ohio and was ranked 'bronze' in the national rankings.

"It is wonderful to have been ranked among the top one-fourth of schools nationwide," said Principal Joel Morgan.

"Thank you to all of our students, staff and teachers; it is your hard work that has earned us this recognition."

U.S. News' evaluation, conducted in conjunction with RTI International, includes school-specific data on enrollment, college readiness, student ethnicity, location, school type and results of state assessments and Advanced Placement tests.

Woodridge was highly ranked, in part based on its high graduation rate and above average English and math proficiency scores.

"I am very proud of our high school students and staff," said Superintendent Walter Davis.

"We remain focused on providing rigorous, relevant learning opportunities enabling us to maintain the traditions of excellence our district is known for."

For more information on the Woodridge Local Schools, visit www.woodridge.k12.oh.us.