Wood River High School is the 11th best in the state of Idaho, according U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best High Schools Ranking.
Coeur-d’Alene Charter Academy paced the state, with North Star Charter School in Eagle, and Renaissance High School in Meridian, McCall-Donnelly High School and Boise Senior High School rounding out the top five.
This year, the publication ranked 17,245 high schools nationwide on six weighted criteria: “College Readiness,” as measured by the proportion of seniors to take and pass Advanced Placement exams; “College Curriculum Breadth,” drawn from the percentage of seniors who took multiple AP exams; “Math and Reading Proficiency,” based on state standardized testing; “Math and Reading Performance,” which normalizes those scores against a national model; “Underserved Student Performance” among black, Hispanic and low-income subgroups; and four-year graduation rate.
Overall, Wood River ranked 3,354 in the nation, placing it in the top 20 percent of all U.S. high schools included in the study.
The Carey School placed 62nd out of the 142 Idaho schools ranked in the publication.
U.S. News and World Report named Academic Magnet School in North Charleston, S.C., the top high school in the country for 2019.