U.S. News & World Report has named all three Edmond High Schools among the top 10 in the state.

The publication’s 2017 Best High Schools list,  released April 25, ranked Edmond North No. 1, Edmond Memorial No. 2 and Edmond Santa Fe No. 8 in Oklahoma.

The U.S. News & World Report list includes data on more than 22,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. In Oklahoma, 80 high schools were included in the report.

“It comes as no surprise that all three of Edmond ‘s comprehensive high schools rank in the top ten of  the U.S. News & World Report list of the state’s and nation’s best schools,” said Debbie Bendick, associate superintendent for secondary education for Edmond Public Schools. “This level of excellence is the product of focused, intentional teaching and learning on the part of all of those within the Edmond Public School district.”

The publication used a four–step process to determine the best high schools. The first three steps ensured that the schools serve all of their students well, using their performance on the math and reading parts of their state proficiency tests and their graduation rates as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the first three steps, a fourth step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.

“We are so fortunate to have three high performing quality high schools in Edmond of which we can be proud,” said Superintendent Bret Towne. “While this report recognizes our high schools, we know that the foundation for success is laid at the elementary and middle school levels. Therefore, I extend my congratulations to administrators, teachers and staff across the district, all of whom have played a role in the continued success of our students.”

To learn more about the rankings, go to https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/rankings-overview.