U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Knox Central High School in the top 12% of all high schools in the nation.
Earning a silver medal from the publication, Knox Central ranked 39th out of 370 Kentucky schools and 2,530 out of the nations 22,000+ high schools.
“These results reflect your hard work,” principal Jeff Frost recently shared with staff and students.
According to Frost, in the four surrounding counties and Knox County, only three schools had a higher rating than Knox Central with all four schools earning a silver medal ranking.
U.S. News used reading and math scores, compared to the economic demographics of each high schools to come up with the rankings. The publication compared the high schools to their state averages to modify the score. College preparedness and graduation rates were also used by U.S. News for the rankings.
Schools that ranked nationally from 501 to 2,609 earned silver medals.