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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Dreher and A.C. Flora Among Nation’s Best High Schools



Two Richland One schools have been ranked among the top high schools in South Carolina in the U.S. News & World Report "Best High Schools" Recognition Program.

The national program ranked Dreher as the ninth-best high school in South Carolina and A.C. Flora as the 50th-best high school in South Carolina. Among schools in the Metropolitan Columbia area, Dreher was ranked #2 and Flora was ranked #10.

"We appreciate the recognition of excellence within the Dreher High School community by U.S. News & World Report,” said Dreher Principal Kevin Hasinger. “These rankings are a genuine honor and a direct result of the tremendous academic efforts presented daily by our staff and students."

Dreher has an 87% graduation rate with 75% of its students proficient in math. Dreher offers students a variety of exceptional academic and artistic opportunities, including Advanced Placement (AP) courses, the AP Capstone program and engineering.

A.C. Flora, which has a 92% graduation rate, offers students a broad range of outstanding programs such as AP and International Baccalaureate (IB). At least 69% of Flora students are proficient in reading.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings include data on nearly 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to traditional high schools, the rankings encompass charter, magnet and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)-focused schools.

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