Lakewood OH

Several Westshore high schools score well in U.S. News rankings

WESTSHORE – Bay High School is ranked as the 20th best high school in the state, according to U.S. News and World Report. Westlake and Rocky River high schools are not far behind, ranked No. 26 and 38 in the magazine’s listing. Nearby Avon Lake High School ranked 21.

“We can always be proud when one of our schools ranks high on the positive side of any rating scale,” Bay City Schools Superintendent Clint Keener told West Life. “The quality of our high school reflects the accomplishments of our students, dedication of our staff and support of the entire Bay Village community.”

U.S. News partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research to compile the rankings, which were based on state assessment tests and student success in college-level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses. The list is based on data from nearly 22,000 public schools from the District of Columbia and all states except Nebraska.

U.S. News gave each high school a “college readiness index” based on AP and IB exam participation rates and percentage of students passing the exams. The index number is not a percentage of students. The publication also awarded an Olympic-style medal to schools, with 19 Buckeye State schools getting gold medals, 93 silver and 130 bronze.

Walnut Hills and Indian Hills high schools in Cincinnati ranked No. 1 and 3 in Ohio, respectively, with Bexley High School coming in second. The complete list can be found online at



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