We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 58 Kentucky schools made our rankings.View Rankings
Kentucky, which has flexibility from No Child Left Behind mandates, assesses high school students with the Kentucky Core Content Test. High school graduation requirements in Kentucky call for a minimum of 22 credit hours earned, including the completion of Algebra II and a course on visual and performing art. Learn more from the Kentucky Department of Education.
Among the U.S. News Best High Schools in Kentucky in 2013, there are four gold medal schools, 16 silver medal schools and 38 bronze medal schools. Kentucky's highest-ranked high school, duPont Manual High School, is located in Louisville, in the Jefferson County Public Schools, roughly 50 miles from the state capital of Frankfort.