All four high schools in Rockwood School District are ranked among the top 20 in Missouri and the top 10 percent of all public high schools in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report's "2021 Best High Schools" list.
According to the list, Lafayette High
is ranked eighth in Missouri, Marquette High
is ranked ninth, Rockwood Summit High
is ranked 18th, and Eureka High
is ranked 20th. All are within the top 5 percent of the nearly 500 high schools ranked in the state and within the top 1,640 nationally of the nearly 18,000 high schools surveyed by U.S. News & World Report.
The publication ranks high schools on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. Lafayette is also one of only two high schools in Missouri and 250 in the nation that the publication included on its list of Best STEM High Schools.
All four Rockwood high schools also ranked in the top 10 in the state and the top 8 percent nationally in U.S. News & World Report's College Readiness Index, which is based on Advanced Placement participation rates and scores. Read more about how U.S. News & World Report calculated the "2021 Best High Schools" rankings.