By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Sheridan High School was ranked as the best in Wyoming, according to a recent survey done by the U.S. News and World Report.
The publication does an annual ranking looking at data from 24,000 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors (including college readiness, math and reading proficiency and performance, the graduation rate and underserved student performance), based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.
Sheridan came in number one in the state, but 1,061 in the national rankings. The best high school in the nation is Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia.
Sheridan High students have the opportunity to take advanced placement courses and exams, and the AP participation rate at the school is 45%. The school’s graduation rate is around 87%, which is the state’s median, too.
The total minority enrollment at the high school is 10% and 26% of students are considered economically disadvantaged.
According to the Sheridan Press, the high school has been ranked as one of the state’s best high schools in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2020.