Louisville High School was named the 89th best Ohio high school by U.S. News & World Report. The award places Louisville in the top 13% out of the 691 high schools in the state of Ohio. This is the sixth straight year the high school has achieved this prestigious recognition.
“Although this is a high school award, the recognition is a tribute to our teachers and staff pre-k through grade 12 who do whatever it takes to ensure our students achieve their highest potential,” states Superintendent Michele Shaffer. “The entire team is focused on preparing our students for life after graduation, whether that path is college, career, or military. This recognition speaks to the outstanding work that happens daily in our schools and throughout our district. None of this would be possible without the tremendous support of our entire community.”
U.S. News & World Report is the gold standard for education rankings and is widely considered the global authority. Anita Narayan, managing editor of education at U.S. News, said the aim of the rankings is to give families more information about the schools in their district.
"By evaluating more schools than ever before, the new edition expands that focus so all communities can see which schools in their area are successfully serving their students — including historically underserved populations," Narayan said in a news release.
The factors considered in compiling the list include college readiness; reading and math proficiency; reading and math performance; underserved student performance; college curriculum breadth; and graduation rates. College readiness measures participation and performance on advanced placement and international baccalaureate exams.
The data also considers school enrollment, student diversity, participation in free and reduced-price meal programs, graduation rates and the results of state assessment tests. U.S. News worked with the global research firm RTI International to rank the schools.