Oak Ridge High School has again been ranked sixth in Tennessee in an annual ranking of the best high schools in the state.
The ranking by U.S. News and World Report said ORHS is among the Top 1,000 high schools in the nation, ranking No. 894.
At 13:1, Oak Ridge High School has a smaller-than-average student-to-teacher ratio, and it is above the state average in college readiness and student proficiency in algebra and English.
The magazine said the Top 5 high schools in Tennessee are:
- Hume-Fogg Academic High School in Nashville,
- Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet at Pearl High School in Nashville,
- Merrol Hyde Magnet School in Hendersonville,
- Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, and
- University School in Johnson City.
The Top 3 schools remained unchanged from last year, and the Top 4 are in or near Nashville.
Oak Ridge finished ahead of Farragut High School (No. 8) and Hardin Valley Academy (No. 12) in this year’s ranking. ORHS has also finished sixth in at least two previous years.
Last year, Brentwood High School in Brentwood was ranked No. 4, and Ravenwood replaced Farragut in the No. 5 spot in 2013. Ravenwood moved up one spot this year, and University School came in at No. 5.
Oak Ridge school officials pointed out last year that the Top 3 schools are magnet schools, and Brentwood is located in what could be the highest-income county in the state, meaning the demographics could be much different than they are in Oak Ridge.
This year’s ranking said ORHS has 1,399 students and 104 teachers.
See the U.S. News and World Report ranking here.
More information will be added as it becomes available.