Timberland High School in the Wentzville School District has been named among the nation’s top high schools by U.S. News & World Report in their annual Best High School Rankings. Timberland received a Bronze medal rating, and is among only 182 Missouri High Schools to be named to the prestigious list. More than 29,000 public high schools were reviewed for the rankings in 50 states and the District of Columbia. This is the second time in the past three years Timberland has made the list.
To determine the Best High Schools national rankings, schools were first analyzed at the state level in terms of student performance on reading and math assessments. After the initial state analysis, high schools were then eligible to be ranked nationally as determined by student/teacher ratios and college readiness. U.S. News determines the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work by analyzing student success in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and/or the International Baccalaureate program. The Wentzville School District is one of only six districts in the nation to appear on the AP Honor Roll for five consecutive years. The WSD has been honored for increasing the number of AP courses offered in high school while simultaneously improving student performance on the AP tests.
“This award is a reflection of our hardworking students and exceptional staff we have here at Timberland,” Principal Dr. Nathan Hoven said. “I am confident THS will continue to be an example of excellence as we strive to prepare students for success after high school.”