Ripley High School Recognized
Ripley High School Awarded Top Tier Ranking by a National Publication
US News, a leading news and research publication has recently ranked Ripley High School among the Top Schools in West Virginia and the nation. Based upon the ranking, Ripley High School students have demonstrated proficiently in high school and college participation with student taking the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and recognized advanced exams. According to U.S. News, the AP participation rate for Ripley High Schools is 49 percent.
Ripley High School is ranked in the top 10 percent nationally and earned a silver medal from U.S. News. Schools were ranked based on their performance on state-required test and how well they prepared students for college. Statewide Ripley High School is ranked number 8 according to the publication.
All rankings are based in the following scorecard:
• AP Tested 49%
• AP Passed 26%
• Mathematics Proficiency 20%
• Reading Proficiency 55%
U.S. News calculated these values based on student performance on West Virginia’s exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work. Ripley High School earned a college readiness index of 21.7. The ranking index determined which types of awards (gold, silver or bronze) were awarded to the very top-performing schools in the nation.
Mark Whitley, Executive Director of the Jackson County Development Authority said that one of the most important community assets that prospective employers looks at is educational opportunities for their employees and management. Having this designation will help us attract industry in the future said Whitley. Jackson County commends the students of Ripley High School, School Superintendent, excellent staff members and the Jackson County Board of Education for its dedication and leadership to our youth.