Camdenton High School was recently awarded the bronze award in National High School Awards ranked by US News and World Report.

Camdenton High School was recently awarded the bronze award in National High School Awards ranked by US News and World Report. The Best High Schools rankings identify the country's top-performing public high schools. The reports looks at schools across the county from an unbiased perspective to show proficiency in learning and readiness for the next level of education.

Schools are ranked on a four step process by the Report. Firstly, they look at the Performance index for each high school in each state. This is as straightforward as looking at the overall school’s ability to perform on state regulated testing. Secondly, they view the Economically disadvantaged students as a percent of total enrollment to see what balance the school has in enrollment.

The rankings continue with a measure of the Risk-adjusted performance index. This looks at the estimated testing levels that the school should be performing at and values how much better or worse they are actually achieving. Finally, they measure absolute performance and areas such as reading and math. Camdenton High School received national ranking with a bronze medal and was ranked #41 out of the state of Missouri. The school was rated 3% more proficient in mathematics than the state average and 4% below state average in reading.  The bronze ranking is given to schools that met state test performance and graduation rate criteria but have not yet demonstrated high levels of measurable college readiness.

Superintendent Tim Hadfield says that they are proud to be recognized on a national level. He says that this is not the first time Camdenton High School has been recognized by this distinction and hopes to continue achieving this level, if not exceeding it. “Were honored to be named one of the top school in this regard,” Hadfield said.