Here are the top high schools in northeast Ohio, according to U.S. News and World Report
Hudson High School is again ranked as one of the best in the state, with several other area school districts also scoring well in a national ranking.
U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its annual Best U.S. High Schools list, ranking Hudson High School 10th in Ohio and 410th in the nation.
Aurora High School in Portage County ranked 13th in Ohio, 477th nationally.
Three Cuyahoga County high schools adjacent to Summit County also earned top scores: Solon High School placed fifth in the state and 172nd nationally, Chagrin Falls High School placed eighth in the state and 291st nationally and Brecksville-Broadview Heights ranked 18th in the state, and 545th nationally.
Hudson High School Principal Brian Wilch offered his view of the reason for his school's success.
"We consider ourselves fortunate to be among the top high schools in Ohio and credit our talented students, our accomplished faculty, engaged parents and a supportive community – all who place a high value on education," he said. "Our high school benefits from such a strong foundation from pre-K through middle school and we're equally fortunate to have a visionary BOE and central office with a 'students first' philosophy."
U.S. News ranked roughly 17,860 public high schools among the 24,000 it reviewed and rated them based on student performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college, which is measured by student participation in advanced placement or international baccalaureate programs and student performance on college-level exams.
Other area schools scoring among the top 100 schools in Ohio were: Highland High School in Medina County (34th in Ohio, 881st nationally), Revere High School (35th in Ohio, 964th nationally), Twinsburg High School (44th in Ohio, 1,356th nationally), Tallmadge High School (71st in Ohio, 2,277th nationally), Copley High School (76th in Ohio, 2,363rd nationally), Green High School (82nd in Ohio, 2,579th nationally), Nordonia High School (86th in Ohio, 2,708th nationally), and Wadsworth High School (94th in Ohio, 2,835th nationally).
The nine Akron City Schools high schools were ranked as follows:
• Akron STEM High School – 78th in Ohio, 2,426th nationwide
• Firestone High School – 114th in Ohio, 3,248th nationwide
• Akron Early College High School – 135th in Ohio, 3,871st nationwide
• Ellet High School – 374th in Ohio, 9,923rd nationwide
• Akron Alternative Academy, Buchtel High School, East Community Learning Center, Kenmore/Garfield High School and North High School were given the rank of 505-683 in the state, and 13,394-17,857 in national rankings.
Woodridge High School ranked 174th in Ohio and 4,775th nationwide; Cuyahoga Falls High School ranked 389th in Ohio and 10,434th in the United States.
Stow-Munroe Falls High School was ranked 151st in Ohio and 4,116th nationwide, and neighboring Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent was 136th statewide, 3,879th nationally.
Also in Portage County, Streetsboro High School ranked 245th in the state, 6,691st nationally, Biomed Science Academy in Rootstown was 297th in the state, 8,155th nationally, and Ravenna High School was 473rd in Ohio, 12,708 nationally.
For a complete list of the rankings, see the U.S. News and World Report's Best High Schools rankings at www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.