We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 152 Missouri schools made our rankings.View Rankings
Missouri high school students must earn at least 24 credits to graduate, including a personal finance course. Students may join the LifeSmarts program, which develops their consumer and marketplace skills, according to the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. LifeSmarts teams can form in class or within extracurricular clubs, and compete online and then in-person, in the state capital of Jefferson City.
In the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 rankings, Missouri is home to three schools awarded gold medals, 23 with silver medals and 126 with bronze medals. Missouri's top-ranked school is Metro Academic and Classical High School, which is part of the St. Louis Public Schools.