This year, the North Royalton High School showed a slight increase in the ranks of Ohio High Schools, from 73 last year, to 72 this year, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2024 rankings of public schools. Every year, the national magazine lists the best high schools across the United States and District of Columbia. Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School ranked 13 and Strongsville High School ranked 46.
“The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on nearly 25,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college,” according to US News officials. They base their methodology distribution as follows: 30% College Readiness; 20% Math and Reading Proficiency; 20% Math and Reading Performance; 10% Underserved Student Performance; 10% College Curriculum Breadth and 10% Graduation Rate.
This year, according to the data collected by U.S. News & World Report, North Royalton High School climbed to 72 in Ohio high schools, in a list containing 705 Ohio high schools. The five top ranked Ohio high schools this year were Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, Bexley High School, in Bexley; Madeira High School in Cincinnati; Solon High School in Solon and Rocky River High School in Rocky River. “Ohio high school students are assessed in English language arts, math, science and social studies via the Ohio Graduation Tests,” according to US News officials. “To graduate, students must earn at least 20 credits in various subjects, learn economics and financial literacy, as well as take two or more semesters of fine arts, according to the Ohio Department of Education.”
North Royalton High School placed an overall score was 88.03 out of 100, a slight decrease from last year’s score of 88.65. North Royalton High School is ranked 2,113 in the National Rankings, down from 2,007 last year. North Royalton High School is ranked 20 in the Cleveland Metropolitan area, down from 19 last year.
According to the US News data, the total enrollment at the North Royalton High School at the time of this ranking was approximately 1,314 students, which breaks down to 321 to 344 in each of the four grades, nine through twelve. There are 70 full time teachers, up from 59 last year. The total minority enrollment is about 18.5%, up from 17.9% last year . There are 81.5% White students, 8.0% Asian; 4.9% Hispanic; 4.4% two or more races; 1.1% Black and 0.1% American Indian/Alaska native. Of the gender distribution, 47% of the students are female and 53% male.
According to the report, “U.S. News calculates these values for schools based on student performance on state-required tests and internationally available exams on college-level coursework (AP® and IB exams).” North Royalton High School College Readiness Index score is 35.8 out of 100. Regarding subject proficiency, North Royalton scored 63 compared to the state average of 40 in Mathematics; 86 compared to the state rating of 60 in Reading and 85 compared to the state average of 60 in Science.
North Royalton scored 87.9% on Ohio’s state-required tests, which was somewhat above expectations. The graduation rate from North Royalton High School is 95%, up from 93% last year.

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