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Ladue, Clayton high schools ranked among US best

Ladue, Clayton high schools ranked among US best

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School

Students and faculty enter the main entrance of Ladue Horton Watkins High School on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

Looks like two public high schools in STL have made the honor roll.

Both Ladue Horton Watkins and Clayton high schools were listed in the "Best Public High Schools in the U.S."

In the list containing 100 public high schools, the highest-ranked one in Missouri — at No. 59 — was Ladue, which has about 1,300 students.

Clayton High, which has about 900 students, registered on the list at No. 86.

Nationally, the report notes there are about 24,000 public high schools in the U.S. The ranking used statistics from the U.S. Department of Education, as well as reviews from parents and teachers.

The criteria includes academics/grades, SAT/ACT scores, clubs and activities, health and safety, resources and facilities, culture and diversity, and sports.

The Pittsburgh-based Niche is an online school-reference site that claims to keep profiles on every U.S. high school and university.

The best public high schools in each state

The best private high schools in each state

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