We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 62 Kentucky schools made our rankings.View Rankings
Kentucky, which has flexibility from No Child Left Behind mandates, assesses high school students with end of course assessments in English II, algebra II, biology and U.S. history. High school graduation requirements in Kentucky call for a minimum of 22 credit hours earned, including the completion of a course on visual and performing art. Learn more from the Kentucky Department of Education.
Among the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools in Kentucky, there are five gold medal schools, 23 silver medal schools and 34 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.