In Dec. 18 Issue
A report was published last week that showed Russell County High School had been named in a list of top ranking high schools in the United States.
U. S. News and World Report released their findings that showed 1,925 top schools in the U.S. with 33 of them being in Kentucky and Russell County among those so named.
Of course this is quite an honor and our school administration, teachers, school board and all others associated with our schools are to be congratulated.
Russell County was the only high school in this area to be included in this list of honored schools.
Not only does it speak well for our school system it also speaks extremely well for our students and our community.
Of 21,069 public high schools examined by U.S. News and its partner in the project, School Evaluation Services, 1,925 were recognized for considerably outperforming their state's standards. In that group, there were 604 schools that were found to be doing an excellent job of preparing students for college-level coursework. California leads the nation this year with 209 high schools that earned recognition, followed by Texas (151 schools), New York (105 schools), Ohio (87 schools), Michigan (74 schools), and Illinois (71 schools) and Kentucky with 33 school including Russell. This is the second year U.S. News has ranked high schools.
Schools receiving such honors from Kentucky included the following counties, Knox, Nelson, Kenton, Warren, Jefferson, Hopkins, Henry, Harlan, Breckinridge, Graves, Hancock, Harlan, Perry, Hickman, Campbell, Breathitt, Johnson, Breckinridge, Graves, Hancock, Harlan, Perry, Hickman, Breathitt, Johnson, Whitley, Grant and Russell.
Again, our congratulations.