Lindbergh again named a top high school by Newsweek

Lindbergh High School once again has been named one of Newsweek magazines’s 500 Top High Schools, recognizing the school’s high graduation rate and outstanding academic achievement.

Only nine high schools in Missouri earned the 2015 honor, according to a district news release.

Newsweek’s annual list recognizes America’s best public high schools for college readiness based on a broad range of data, including graduation rate, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate course enrollment, average SAT and ACT scores, and percent of students who go on to attend college.

“Lindbergh High School students come to school each day ready to learn, and our teachers show consistent dedication to providing excellent instruction,” LHS Principal Eric Cochran stated in the release. “Together, our LHS community has created a winning equation, and I am extremely proud of our students, teachers, staff and families. They are 100 percent deserving of this national recognition year after year.”

LHS ranked 391 on the list of 500 high schools nationwide and No. 6 in Missouri. The school has a 99.6 percent graduation rate, and 91.8 percent of all graduates go on to attend college.

Other Missouri high schools that made the grade include Kirkwood High School, Marquette High School, Metro High School, Park Hill South High School in Riverside, Maryville High School, Parkway West High School and Brentwood High School.

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LHS also has been named a top high school by the Daily Beast, the Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report.

In addition, the school was one of only eight St. Louis area public high schools to score in the top 20 in all four subjects on the 2015 Missouri Assessment Program tests. Ninety-three percent of students scored proficient or advanced in English, 84.5 percent in math, 89 percent in science and 82.3 percent in social studies.