Several Williamson County Schools Ranked Among Best in State, Nation

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Williamson County high schools are ranked among the best in the nation according to the U.S News & World Report.

The publication recently released its list of “America’s Best High Schools” and six Williamson County schools are listed among the top 25 schools in Tennessee.

Not only was Brentwood High ranked the top non-magnet high school in the state, but it is listed as #290 in the nation. Ravenwood High (#454), Franklin High (#816), Independence High (#1,215), Summit High (#1,401) and Page High (#1,937) also received national rankings.

“It’s always an honor to be recognized on the national level,” said Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools Dr. Charles Farmer. “The fact that two-thirds of our eligible high schools have received such a distinction is a testament to our school staff, students and parents.”

The U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools in TN

Brentwood High – 5th (1st among non-magnets)
Ravenwood High – 6th (2nd among non-magnets)
Franklin High – 8th
Independence High – 12th
Summit High – 16th
Page High – 23rd

The U.S. News & World Report determines its rankings by evaluating schools in four phases. The first three steps ensured that the schools serve all of their students well, using their performance on the math and reading parts of their state proficiency tests and graduation rates as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the first three steps, a fourth step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.

How U.S. News & Word Report calculated their rankings.