Overland Park high schools are well-represented in a new ranking of Kansas public schools by U.S. News & World Report. The publication released its yearly state-by-state “Best High School Rankings” for 2024. Schools are nationally ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college.

Here are the Best Kansas High Schools

  1. Sumner Academy of Arts and Science
  2. Blue Valley High School
  3. Shawnee Mission East High School
  4. Blue Valley North High School 
  5. Blue Valley West High School
  6. Blue Valley Northwest High School
  7. DeSoto High School
  8. Blue Valley Southwest High School

“What’s unique about Blue Valley is that we have amazing, amazing staff in our buildings who work with kids,” Blue Valley Superintendent Tonya Merrigan said. “But we also have a really supportive parent community. And the trifecta of it is we have a supportive business community as well. So all three of those things really set our students up for success.”

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