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Two local schools are considered among the best in the state in the latest ranking from U.S. News & World Report.
Elizabethtown High School and Central Hardin High School were included in the 2012 edition of the magazine’s Best High Schools national rankings. Elizabethtown High was awarded a silver medal and ranked 16th in the state, and Central received a bronze medal.
The rankings are based on performance on state proficiency tests, performance of at-risk student populations on those tests, and results on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.
Schools that receive a gold or silver medal also receive a state ranking. In addition to its state ranking, Elizabethtown High was ranked 1,708th in the nation. Elizabethtown High was included in the 2010 edition of the rankings.
Elizabethtown Principal Steve Smallwood said it’s nice to see hard work done by staff and students pay off.
“Well, it feels really gratifying that we can maintain what we accomplished two years ago,” he said.
Central Principal Tim Isaacs attributed the school’s success to its “good faculty and great kids.”
“It’s always nice to when you get a positive affirmation of what you’re trying to do,” he said.
Kelly Cantrall can be reached at (270) 505-1747 or email@example.com.