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Hazelwood Central, West and East Ranked Among Top U.S. High Schools

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Hazelwood Central High School, Hazelwood West High School, and Hazelwood East High School among the top high schools in the nation. Each year, U.S. News releases a report that ranks nearly 18,000 public high schools across the country.

"This honor is a tribute to the skill and commitment of our high school educators,” said Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, Superintendent of HSD. “We are proud to have three excellent high schools that offer students rigorous academic and character-building opportunities.”

Hazelwood Central ranks in the top 39 percent of schools.

“This is a wonderful testament to the hard work of our students, teachers, and staff,” said Rodney Hull, Principal of Hazelwood Central. “This past year has been a test for everyone, and this ranking shows that our learning community has the ability to persevere through any situation.”

Hazelwood West Ranks in the top 50 percent of schools.

“We are very proud of the hard work of our entire school community,” said Dennis Newell, Principal of Hazelwood West. “Their efforts have created a culture that encourages students to set goals and believe in their ability to accomplish anything.”

Hazelwood East ranks in the top 75 percent of schools.

“It is an honor to be ranked among the top high schools nationwide,” said Dr. Chauncey Granger, Principal of Hazelwood East. “The Spartan learning community has shown an incredible level of resiliency and continues to make significant progress.”

The rankings rely on several factors including test scores, graduation rate, college readiness, and teacher to student ratio. To learn more about the rankings, review the complete U.S. News & World Report for each school.