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Kentucky’s Top High Schools by U.S. News & World Report

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Each year the U.S. News & World Report ranks our nation’s schools.  It’s a voluminous project that consumes data from over 21,000 public high schools.  None of the Kentucky schools made the nation’s Top 25, so we’ll simply look at the best of the best from around the Commonwealth.  I’m sure you can guess who was #1…

  1. Manual (Louisville)
  2. Ft. Thomas Highlands
  3. Beechwood
  4. South Oldham
  5. North Oldham
  6. Glasgow High School (God’s Country, Ky.)
  7. Woodford County High School (#WOFO)
  8. Atherton (Louisville)
  9. Brown School (Louisville)
  10. Ryle High School (Union, Ky.)

Other public schools that came close: Henry Clay, Louisville Male, Franklin-Simpson, Lafayette, Murray and Corbin.

As a person that has been taught to dislike Manual and everything they stand for, I am actually pretty happy to see them beat Highlands, thanks to Jared Lorenzen.  I have plenty of good friends from Highlands but frankly, I’m sick and tired of hearing him go on and on about the Bluebirds’ greatness on the KSR Football Podcast.

For the complete rankings for the state of Kentucky, click here.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

8 Comments for Kentucky’s Top High Schools by U.S. News & World Report



  1. God Family UK
    10:47 pm May 11, 2016 Permalink

    While this may be true of public schools, the Gatton Academy on WKU campus has been the number 1 high school in the nation. My step-son went they for two years and both years Time magazine voted them number 1. The Washington Post has named them the top performing school for the last eight years.



    • Luether
      1:06 pm May 12, 2016 Permalink

      If you were to rate ALL Ky high schools, St X would be #1, Trinity #2, and Gatton #3…



  2. shepdog3720
    11:35 pm May 11, 2016 Permalink

    There is nothing public about Manual High School.



  3. chrisg18
    8:46 am May 12, 2016 Permalink

    What the heck is wrong with Manual? So you were taught to dislike academics and a great well rounded education? Interesting.



  4. houndstooth
    9:38 am May 12, 2016 Permalink

    Nick,
    Next time Jared starts talking blue bird crap- bring in Kelsey Mattingly and have her ask Jared who gave the blue bird team the worst beat down they have ever had in football? The Rock- rockcastle county. that should shut him up for a while! lol



    • Callinstraight
      9:54 am May 12, 2016 Permalink

      2002 at Rockcastle. I was at that game. Hate to admit it but a true butt whipping of the Birds. Rockcastle 45 – Highlands 6 (and that 6 was at the very end of the game). Marty Reagan was a stud who ran the ball down the Birds throat all night long.



  5. theSpectre_
    12:38 pm May 12, 2016 Permalink

    Go Crimsons! That’s my school – class of 87. (First magnet class)



  6. theSpectre_
    12:49 pm May 12, 2016 Permalink

    My son went to Atherton and loved it. It’s a great school.