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U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best High Schools Rankings

Oxford, Mississippi (May 7, 2019) — U.S. News & World Report recently released the 2019 Best High Schools rankings slotting Oxford High School at fourth in Mississippi and in the top ten percent of high schools in the nation. The list is comprised of data from the 2016-17 school year.

The US News & World Report rankings include data on more than 23,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Six factors are used to rank schools- College Readiness (30%), Math and Reading Proficiency (20%), Math and Reading Performance (20%), Underserved Student Performance (10%), College Curriculum Breadth (10%), and Graduation Rate (10%). 

About OHS Score Card:

  • Graduation Rate is 88%
  • Reading proficiency is 65%
  • Mathematics proficiency is 42%
  • The AP® participation rate at Oxford High is 48%, took at least one AP® exam
  • 31% passed at least one AP® exam
  • The total minority enrollment is 44%
  • 35% of students are economically disadvantaged

All the data used in the Best High Schools rankings comes from third party data sources. U.S. News does not collect data directly from individual high schools. Each high school's statewide accountability test results and graduation rates were collected directly from official sources in that state. Data on high school and school district names, enrollment, student ethnicity, free and reduced-price lunch, magnet or charter school status and other profile information came directly from the Common Core of Data on the U.S. Department of Education's site. College Board was the source of the Advanced Placement test data presented for schools, where applicable.  

To view rankings of all Mississippi high schools, visit