Richland’s Hanford High, Prosser High and Kennewick’s Southridge High School are among the state’s top high schools, according to U.S. News & World report.
Hanford High was ranked No. 36. Prosser High No. 42. Southridge High No. 49.
The No. 1 school in the state, according to the list? International School in Bellevue.
The news magazine recently release its annual ranking of public schools in the U.S. which bases its ranking on a number of factors including teacher to student ratio, advanced placement test scores and state assessments in reading and writing.
Southridge High Principal Steve Biehn said the staff has worked hard to encourage students to challenge themselves and increase the number of students taking advanced placement classes and tests.
“I am extremely proud to receive this recognition from U.S. News & World Report. Everyone here at Southridge has had a hand in this. Our staff is very dedicated and this just validates the effort on everyone’s part,” he said in a news release.
For more details from US News and World Report, visit www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.