US News & World Report Ranks Florence County High School as one of the Best in Nation

June 13, 2018

Ben Niehaus

press release

U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of education news and information, announced the 2018 Best High Schools. The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings offer the most comprehensive information available on public high schools in the U.S. The 2018 rankings are based on the profiles of more than 20,500 high schools and the rankings of the top 5,948 highest scoring schools in the nation. The rankings place emphasis on student outcomes, incorporating graduation rates and state assessments.

Florence County High School was awarded a bronze medal for being ranked within the top 30% of all public high schools in the U.S. "Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students," said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. The top 500 schools in the nation are recognized with gold medals and the subsequent 2,211 high schools received a silver. There were 3,237 high schools that were awarded bronze medals.

“I could not be prouder of the staff and students of Florence County High School for earning this accolade for the second time in three years. Our vision to Positively Affect the Lives of Children is affirmed by this award, and our focus to continuously improve our service and opportunities for the students of Florence County only drives us to be better tomorrow than we were yesterday,” says Ben Niehaus, District Administrator. “Thank you to the parents and families who support their children, and to all of Florence County for your support of our school district.” For more information about Florence County Schools visit

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