Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sumner Academy receives more honors in 2012

For the third time in 2012, Sumner Academy of Arts and Science has been ranked the top school in Kansas and has received a high national ranking.

The Washington Post, as part of its High School Challenge, recently listed Sumner as the number one school in the state, and 276 in the nation.

The Challenge ranks public high schools to measure how effectively a school prepares its students for college.

Of the 26,000 high schools rated in this list, only one other school in Kansas made the top 1,000 nationally – Blue Valley North, which ranked at 778.

Earlier this year, Sumner was ranked number one in Kansas and 254 in the nation by Newsweek in its “America’s Best High Schools” list. And US News and World Report gave it a number one ranking and a national ranking of 69 in its “Best High Schools” report.

“We are very pleased to receive this recognition,” said Gene Fite, principal. “Through the professional support of their teachers and dedication of all our staff, our students continue to perform at an exemplary level according to these three reputable national rankings.”