Nixa Ranked Highest Among Area Schools in 2021 Rankings

The Nixa Eagles are flying high.

The new list of school rankings by U.S. News and World Report has been released with Nixa being named the area’s top school, and the #36 school in the entire state of Missouri.

The survey ranks more than 17,800 public high schools on how well they serve students of different social and/or economic backgrounds.

Nixa scored 81.3 on the magazine’s 100 point scale, with high marks for a 94% graduation rate. The school reported 74% reading proficiency and 69% math proficiency. The Eagles were #36 in the state, and #3,340 nationally.

The top ten for the Springfield area are:

  1. Nixa
  2. Fordland (last list’s #1 local school)
  3. Fair Play
  4. Walnut Grove
  5. Ozark
  6. Republic
  7. Spokane
  8. Strafford
  9. Fair Grove
  10. Kickapoo

In addition to Nixa cracking the state’s overall top 100, eight other southwest Missouri schools made that list:

  • Webb City (63)
  • Monett (67)
  • Fordland (68)
  • Fair Play (84)
  • Neosho (91)
  • Branson (95)
  • Walnut Grove (100)

“Families can use the Best High Schools rankings to see how schools compare at the national, state and local level on factors like graduation rates and college readiness,” Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News, said in a statement. “The rankings also provide insight into academic performance among underserved groups.”

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