Parkway e-News Story

Best High Schools in America!

This year you will notice something new in Parkway high schools: big bold banners with the words, “Recognized as One of America’s Best High Schools.”

All four traditional Parkway high schools--Central, North, South and West-- made Newsweek magazine’s 2013 list of America’s Best High Schools.

Though Parkway high schools routinely rank among America’s best, as designated by Newsweek or, say, U.S. World & News Report, Parkway administrators and staff usually celebrate the news quietly.

“But we wanted to announce the rankings loudly this year,” says Superintendent Keith Marty. “This is a great honor, and we think it is important to see a reminder banner every day as we walk into our high schools.”

Newsweek’s annual list highlights public high schools across the country that do the best job of providing college-ready graduates.

Last spring, South High was also named one of the country’s best high schools by U.S. News & World Report, and West High was ranked as “one of the most challenging high schools” in the country by The Washington Post.

Pictured (l to r) Central High Principal Tim McCarthy, South High Principal Patrice Aitch, North High Principal Jenny Marquart, West High Principal Jeremy Mitchell