All four Rockwood high schools received top rankings by U.S. News & World Report on the "2019 Best High Schools" list. More than 17,000 public schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.
In the state of Missouri, Lafayette ranked first, Rockwood Summit ranked third, Eureka ranked fourth and Marquette ranked eighth.
Congratulations to the students and staff at all four of our high schools," shared Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost. "Throughout Rockwood, our focus remains on helping all kids find success and thrive in this world."
In addition, all four Rockwood high schools showed high rankings for the college readiness index, which is measured by the publication through Advanced Placement participation rates and scores. See how U.S. News calculated the 2019 Best High Schools Rankings.
Did you know? Last year, Rockwood offered 31 different AP courses in its four high schools. Eighty-four percent of Rockwood AP students earned a 3 or higher, compared to 62 percent at the state level. On the ACT, Rockwood high school students average a composite score of 23.9, outperforming the state average of 20.8.