Sumner Academy named best high school in Kansas

Sumner Academy, 1610 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kansas, has been named the best high school in Kansas by U.S. News and World Report.

In the rankings, announced recently, U.S. News and World Report cited Sumner Academy’s 100 percent graduation rate and its 100 percent international baccalaureate participation rate.

Not only was Sumner Academy named best high school in Kansas, it was ranked No. 55 in the nation.

Sumner Academy tied for first place in math and reading performance rank and graduation rate rank nationally.

According to U.S. New and World Report, the 764 students at Sumner Academy are 86 percent minority and 73 percent economically disadvantaged.

The No. 2 school in Kansas was Blue Valley North High School, followed by Blue Valley High at No. 3. Shawnee Mission East High School was ranked No. 4, while Blue Valley West High School was ranked No. 5 in Kansas.

To see more about the rankings, visit https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/kansas.

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