Ocean Springs HS is state's best, according to US News annual rankings

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Students outside Walter Payton College Prep High School. | Sun Times file

City Honors School in Buffalo has been named the top performing public high school in all of Upstate New York, according to new rankings from U.S. News and World Report. "The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 12 percent".

Payton ranked as the nation's 52nd best high school, according to U.S. News. MCAS proficiency scores also were factored into the ranking, with 70 percent of students rated as advanced in math, and 79 percent in reading.

For the complete ranking of Tennessee high schools, visit the U.S. News & World Report's website.

More than 20,500 high schools were evaluated by U.S. News, with 5,948 of them receiving national recognition. Of all AP exams taken by the participating students, the pass rate was 64 percent.

Schools were ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepared students for college. Gautier's 90 percent graduation rate topped Ocean Springs' 87 percent, but Gautier only received a 13.4 CRI. "Congratulations and thank you for your hard work!" The publication teamed with RTI International, a nonprofit social science research firm based in North Carolina, to produce the rankings.

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Roughly a quarter of eligible high schools in the Bay State earned a gold or silver medal, the U.S. News announcement pointed out.

The initial field of 28,813 public high schools was cut down to about 20,000.

"Ridgefield High School is ranked 5th within CT".

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