US News Best High Schools

Both High Schools Make US News List of Best High Schools
Posted on 04/16/2020
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U.S. News and World Report released its annual list of 2020 Best High Schools. Both high schools made the list this year!

“It is especially gratifying to receive such great news in the midst of challenging times such as these,” Dr. Evans, Superintendent of NKSD shared. “The rankings of KHS and NKHS are a testament to the hard work that has been undertaken by staff and students day in and day out at our high schools. I am delighted to see both of our high schools continue to be recognized for their efforts to graduate confident, competent, creative and compassionate people who are prepared for a world yet to be imagined.”

Rankings out of 310 schools in Washington and 17,792 nationally

North Kitsap High School

  •  #61 in Washington
  • #3536 in United States
  • #95% Graduation Rate


Kingston High School

  • #101 in Washington
  • #5341 in United States
  • 91% Graduation Rate

The 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools ranks more schools across America than ever before, evaluating more than 17,700 public high schools on how well they serve all of their students, regardless of economic or ethnic background.

The methodology takes a holistic approach  to evaluating schools, focusing on six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates. College readiness measures participation and performance on AP and IB exams. Data is from the 2017-18 school year.

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