went "unranked" in this year's U.S. News Report & World Report national ranking of best schools, per the list released Tuesday. The magazine did include the school's stats in an overview of all districts.
University City's neighbor garnered the No. 2 spot this year among Missouri-based high schools on the list. Clayton School District is listed as No. 136 on the list's national ranking.
The annual assessment includes public, magnet and charter schools. Six of the top 10 schools were in the St. Louis area. In addition to Clayton, Metro Academic and Classical High School, , , and rounded out the local highlights.
A PR Newswire release indicated the list will be one of the most extensive analyses and national rankings of U.S. public high schools ever published, with comprehensive profiles on nearly 22,000 public high schools and rankings of the nation's 4,877 highest-scoring schools.
As a comparison, here are U City's and Clayton's academic indicators from U.S. News & World Report.University City High School Clayton High School College Readiness Index 5.8 67.7 Algebra 1 Proficiency 1.8 2.7 English 2 Proficiency 2.5 3.5 Student/Teacher Ratio 14:1 10:1
These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.
- Total Enrollement — 1,055
- Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) — 92 percent
- Total Economically disadvantaged (% of total) — 56 percent
To see the full report on University City's statistics, click here.