Verona Area High School dropped from the top 10 in the state in 2018 to 26th in 2019, according to a set of rankings released April 30.
The school scored a 94.56 out of 100 on the U.S. News & World Reports’ scoring scale, which measures “six indicators of school quality” from the 2016-17 school year, according to a news release. Those indicators include college readiness, college curriculum breadth, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, underserved student performance and graduation rates.
Those measures are scored using state test data and advanced placement exam results.
VAHS, which placed 938th nationally, was among more than 500 schools ranked in Wisconsin.
Area schools ranking higher included Middleton at 10th, Waunakee at 14th, Madison Memorial at 19th and Mount Horeb at 20th. VAHS outranked Monona Grove at 32nd, Madison West at 34th and Sun Prairie at 37th.
Cedarburg High topped the Wisconsin list, with Carmen High School of Science and Technology in Milwaukee and Kohler High completing the top three.
Nationally, schools from South Carolina, Maine, Arizona, Virginia and Tennessee made up the top five.