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Kirkwood High School Ranked #5 in the State by US News and World Report

U.S. News & World Report released its 2023-24 "Best High Schools" Rankings list this week. Kirkwood High School was named a "2023-24 U.S. News Best High School" and was ranked number five best Missouri High School.

The 2023-2024 edition of Best High Schools includes a numerical ranking of nearly all public high schools nationwide – almost 18,000 of them – based on multiple sources of objective data.

There are rankings within each state and within each census-designated metropolitan area that has three or more high schools, as well as the Best STEM Schools ranking and comprehensive Best Charter Schools and Best Magnet Schools rankings.

Congratulations to the students, staff, and entire Kirkwood community for being recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a top high school in the country,” said KHS principal Dr. Seth Harrell. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work that our students and teachers put in each and every day. This would not be possible if it weren’t for the continued support that we receive from our families and the Kirkwood community.” 


Metro Academic and Classical High School and Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience, both part of St. Louis Public Schools, ranked first and second on the listing followed by Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Clayton High School, and Kirkwood High School.

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