According to one website the list of the best public high schools is dominated by schools in the St. Louis region of the state as opposed to the Kansas City area of the state.

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The website usnews.com has an official ranking of the top public high schools in the United States, and you can break it down state by state to take a look at what they consider to be the best high schools in each state (click here to see the Illinois ranking) so lets take a look at the top 10 high schools they ranked in the state of Missouri.

1. Metro Academic and Classical High School in St. Louis, #1 in MO and #137 in the US

2. Lincoln College Prep. in Kansas City, #2 in MO and #235 in the US

3. Ladue Horton Watkins High in St. Louis, #3 in MO and #296 in the US

4. Clayton High in Clayton, #4 in MO and #342 in the US

5. Kirkwood Sr. High in Kirkwood, #5 in MO and #376 in the US

6. McKinley Classical Leadership Academy in St. Louis, #6 in MO and #485 in the US

7. Parkway West High School in Ballwin, #7 in MO and #737 in the US

8. Lafayette Sr. High in Wildwood, #8 in MO and #794 in the US

9. Marquette Sr. High in Chesterfield, #9 in MO and #876 in the US

10. Lindbergh Sr. High in St. Louis, #10 in MO and #920 in the US

Overall the list is more dominated by St. louis and St. Louis area schools compared to Kansas City schools. I don't find that shocking but it certainly must mean something especially because St. Louis gets a lot more bad press than KC.

Now if we take this closer to home in the Tri-States, I went through the usnews.com website to find out where our local Northeast Missouri High Schools ranked and found out that Canton High is ranked #233 in MO, Palmyra High is ranked #180 in MO, and finally Hannibal Sr. High is ranked #316 in MO. Check out the full rankings for yourself just click here! 

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