Tallmadge High School ranked in top 10 percent of state

School comes in at 76 out of 832, up eight slots from last year

From Staff Reports Published:

Tallmadge -- A new report ranks Tallmadge High School in the top 10 percent of high schools in Ohio and across the country.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Tallmadge 76th out of 832 in its 2014 Best High Schools in Ohio category. Last year THS ranked 84th out of 723.

Tallmadge High School earned a ranking of 1,566 out of 19,400 high schools in the nation. Last year it was ranked 1,514 out of 21,035.

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal. Tallmadge earned a silver medal. Of the numerous Ohio schools ranked in 2014 among the U.S. News Best High Schools, 22 were awarded gold medals, 93 earned silver medals and 129 received bronze medals.

The data is based on the 2011-12 school year.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on teacher to student rations, students' college readiness and average proficiencies in math and reading.

Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati was ranked as the top high school in the state, according to the report, while Wyoming High School in Wyoming, and Indian High School in Cincinnati came in second and third respectively.

In Summit County, Hudson High School ranked 6, Aurora High School ranked 13, Twinsburg High School ranked 49 and Stow-Munroe Falls High School ranked 61. Cuyahoga Falls High School was unranked.

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