Graves High Earns Silver Status from US News
By Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools
MAYFIELD, KY - Graves County High School earned silver status for the first time onU.S. News and World Report’s rankings of America’s best high schools. Graves County placed 15th among Kentucky high schools. Most of those ranked higher are located in Louisville-Jefferson County and the northern Bluegrass Region of Kentucky.
Graves County had earned the magazine’s bronze status for several years.
U.S. News’ designation of gold status includes the top 500 American high schools on highest college readiness. Silver status includes high- performing schools with lower college readiness. Bronze status includes high-performing schools based on state exam performance.
At Graves High, some 59 percent of students were judged to be proficient in math and 71 percent proficient in reading of those students who took Advanced Placement tests.
GCHS ranked nationally among 21,000 high schools as No. 1,892.