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Metro high schools ranked among nation's best in new report

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Several metro schools have been listed among the best in the nation in a report from U.S. News & World Report.

Three high schools in the state were given the U.S. News Gold Badge Award: Harding Charter Preparatory School, Dove Science Academy and Classen School of Advanced Studies, all from Oklahoma City Public Schools.

The ranking comes from school-specific data on enrollment, student ethnicity, location, school type and results of state assessments and advanced placement tests. Harding Fine Arts Academy and Southeast High School were awarded a Silver Badge Award for OKCPS.

"We are proud to have five OKCPS schools among the nation's top high schools. This is evidence that confirms what I know as an OKCPS parent-that OKCPS provides great school options for our families," said OKCPS Acting Superintendent, Rebecca Kaye.

Edmond North, Edmond Memorial and Edmond Sante Fe were awarded Silver Badges as well as Norman High School, Deer Creek High School and Westmoore High School.

Overall 130 Oklahoma schools were ranked in the report with three receiving gold badges, 15 receiving silver and 112 getting bronze. The report ranked 20,500 high schools in the nation. Harding Charter Prep ranked 150th overall.

See the full report here.

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