Two FHSD High Schools Ranked Among the Best in Missouri

Posted on 04/28/2017
Two FHSD High Schools Ranked Among the Best in Missouri

The annual U.S. News & World Report Best High School Rankings have been released, and two high schools in the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) made the prestigious list of the best high schools in Missouri.

Francis Howell High School (FHHS) and Francis Howell Central High School (FHC) both made the top 20 list in Missouri, and were also ranked in the top 2,000 high schools from across the country. The rankings for FHSD high schools are available for viewing. FHHS was ranked #10 and FHC #17, both improving their ranking over the previous year. FHHS, FHC, and Francis Howell North (FHN) all scored well above the state average in math and English proficiency, as well as college readiness.

“We appreciate this honor as it recognizes the outstanding hard work, resilience, and collaboration of students, parents, and staff as we reach to be our best,” said FHHS Principal Dr. Dave Wedlock. “Since we have received this award in multiple years, it also signifies how our positive school, District, and community efforts have encouraged a culture of excellence and focus on maximizing opportunities for growth.”

FHC Principal Dr. Sonny Arnel added, “We are excited about the recognition from U.S. News for being one of the top 20 High Schools in Missouri. To be ranked so high, out of 517 schools, is gratifying to our faculty, staff, and administrators due to all of the work and passion they have committed to better our students. This confirms what I say all the time, FHC is an awesome school!”

These rankings show how FHSD high schools compare to others in St. Charles and St. Louis County, as well as all high schools from across the state. The District is proud of the achievement of our great students, the hard work of our talented teachers and support staff, and the generous support of our community. That combination makes FHSD a special place to learn and work.

U.S. News's comprehensive rankings methodology is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college-bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators. More information about ranking methodology is available on US News' website.

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