Newsweek Magazine and the Daily Beast.com have come out with their yearly list of the best two-thousand public high schools in America.
In Missouri, the top seven are all in St. Louis.
Ladue High School leads the list of Missouri public high schools as the most effective in turning out college ready grads. Nationwide--it came in at number 166 in the list of 2000.
The results are based on several components including graduation rate, college acceptance, standardized testing , ACT and SAT scores and percentage of students enrolled in at least one advanced course.
Clayton follows at second highest in Missouri and number 170 nationwide--followed by Metro Academic and Classical High in the city, Lindbergh, LaFayette, Kirwood and Francis Howell.