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Parkway High Schools, Marquette, Rank Among 1,000 Best by Newsweek

Fourteen Missouri high schools are on this year's list.

This year's Newsweek's ranking highlights the best 1,000 public high schools in the nation—the ones that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads, according to the magazine.

Locally, that means:

  • No. 585—in the Rockwood School District was the higher ranked of Chesterfield public high schools for 2012.
  • No. 871— in Chesterfield.

See chart below for other Parkway and Rockwood schools ranking.

Clayton High School ranked No. 129 in the nation. Kentucky Academy was the No. 1 high school for 2012.

According to Newsweek's website, the ranking and list of top 1,000 is based on six components provided by school administrators: 

  • graduation rate (25 percent), 
  • college matriculation rate (25 percent), 
  • AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), 
  • average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent)
  • average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), 
  • AP courses offered per student (5 percent).

Newsweek ranked 

Following is data compiled and offered for the 14 Missouri-based schools that made the Newsweek list. 

RANKSCHOOLCITYGRAD RATE (%)AP/IB TESTSCOLLEGE BOUND(%)AVG SATAVG ACTAVG AP SCORENEWS-
WEEK SCORE 125 Metro Academic and Classical St. Louis 100 0.7 100
26.9 2.6 0.92 129 Clayton Clayton 100 0.6 95 2016 25.8 4.1 0.91 181 Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Kansas City 95 0.9 97
22.3 2.3 0.78 188 Ladue Horton Watkins St. Louis 96 0.6 98 1988 26 3.7 0.77 497 Rockwood Summit Fenton 96 0.5 94 1786 23.2 3.2 0.46 508 Lafayette Wildwood 92 0.4 96 1897 25.5 3.9 0.46 585 Marquette Chesterfield 94 0.5 90 1936 24.2 3.7 0.39 663 Lindbergh St. Louis 93 0.5 91 1902 24.2 3.5 0.35 676 Eureka Eureka 96 0.5 84 1823 24.1 3.7 0.34 801 Parkway West Ballwin 95 0.3 89 1931 23.6 3.5 0.26 871 Parkway Central Chesterfield 92 0.2 90 1878 24.3 4.1 0.21 906 Kirkwood Kirkwood 93 0.4 84 1811 24.3 3.7 0.18 934 Parkway South Manchester 90 0.4 91 1857 22.8 3.4 0.16 947 Parkway North St. Louis 94 0.2 92 1795 22 3.5 0.15

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