Kentucky High School Best in the U.S., Says Newsweek/The Daily Beast
Newsweek and The Daily Beast have again set out to find the best high school in the United States, based on which schools are doing the best job preparing students for college.And they've decided that theCarol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Bowling Green,Ky., is that school. The Gatton Academy was also named the top school last year in Newsweek/The Daily Beast's ranking.The Gatton Academy acceptsjuniors and seniors from across Kentucky and, as the name indicates, focuses on math and sciences. It's part of Western Kentucky University and students reside on campus.The School for the Talented and Gifted Magnet in Texas ranked No. 2 and the BASIS Scottsdale in Arizona ranked No. 3. Nineteen other Kentucky schools made Newsweek/The Daily Beast's top 2,000 high schools. Manual High School was the only Kentucky school besides the Gatton Academy in the top 100—it ranked No. 50. The other Louisville area schools in the top 2,000 were:426 The Brown School651 Ballard High School919 Male High School1074 South Oldham High School1216 Oldham County High School1778 Eastern High SchoolMethodology, of course, matters most in how these rankings turn out. Here's Newsweek/The Daily Beast's explanation of theirs.