Friday, September 30, 2022

Oxford High Ranks 4th Best High School in Mississippi

From US News & World Report

US News & World Report recently released the 2019 Best High Schools rankings slotting Oxford High School as fourth in Mississippi and in the top 10 percent of high schools in the nation.

The list is comprised of data from the 2016-17 school year.

The US News & World Report rankings include data on more than 23,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Of those 23,000 schools, OHS ranked N0. 2,209.

Six factors are used to rank schools — College Readiness, 30 percent; Math and Reading Proficiency, 20 percent; Math and Reading Performance, 20 percent; Underserved Student Performance, 10 percent; College Curriculum Breadth, 10 percent; and Graduation Rate, 10 percent.

OHS’s graduation rate is 88 percent. Six-five percent of the students are proficient in reading and 42 percent are proficient in math. The AP participation rate is 48 percent. Thirty-one percent of students who took an AP course have passed at least one AP exam.

Lafayette High School ranked No. 42 out of the 234 high schools in Mississippi.

All the data used in the Best High Schools rankings come from third-party data sources. U.S. News does not collect data directly from individual high schools. Each high school’s statewide accountability test results and graduation rates were collected directly from official sources in that state.

Data on high school and school district names, enrollment, student ethnicity, free and reduced-price lunch, magnet or charter school status and other profile information came directly from the Common Core of Data on the U.S. Department of Education’s site. College Board was the source of the Advanced Placement test data presented for schools, where applicable.

To view rankings of all Mississippi high schools, visit

Courtesy of Oxford School District and staff

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