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More than 300 Ohio schools make U.S. News and World Report for best high schools

Three hundred eighty-four schools were given gold, silver and bronze medals across the state.

The U.S. News and World Report has released its 2017 Best High Schools Report.

Among those awarded, 384 schools were given gold, silver and bronze medals. Many of Ohio's best schools were in Cincinnati, however Central Ohio earned several honors.

Bexley High School was given a gold medal ranking number four in the state with a 97 percent graduation rate.

In the silver category, Grandview Heights ranked #31 in the state thanks to its Advanced Placement course work and exams. Also, on the list was Centennial High School. The school serves 833 Columbus city students and manages to keep up with its suburban counterparts.

"Centennial does a good job of offering all kids opportunities to grow from wherever they are to wherever they want to be. But we have lots of pathways for different kinds of learners," said Rebekah Krauss, an English teacher at Centennial.

Centennial competes with Columbus Alternative as the top two schools in the district.

"Every year when the US News and World Report comes out we all gather around the computer," said Krauss. "I think a lot of the kids are like wait a minute, I'm as good as the suburbs? Just cause I go to a city school doesn't mean that I'm bad, doesn't mean that I'm not as good as they are?"

The school administration works hard to provide a diverse curriculum and extracurricular activities.

"If you are a person who likes multiple things such as the arts or sports or whatever-- they'll make time," said Aria Brent, a sophomore at the school. "I recently was on our school's poetry slam team. We won the district-wide slam!"

The U.S. News and World Report reviewed 28,496 public high schools in the United States.