We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 141 Missouri schools made our rankings.View Rankings
Missouri high school students must earn at least 24 credits to graduate, including a half credit in personal finance. Students may join the LifeSmarts program, which develops their consumer and marketplace skills, according to the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. LifeSmarts teams compete online and then in-person, in the state capital of Jefferson City.
In the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, Missouri is home to two schools awarded gold medals, 13 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.