November 20, 2023
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Rocky River City School District is excited to announce that Rocky River Middle School and Kensington Intermediate School have been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 Best Schools rankings. The rankings evaluate more than 79,000 public and elementary schools nationwide.
Both RRMS and KIS have demonstrated exceptional educational quality, earning their place among the best U.S. elementary and middle schools at both the state and national levels. The distinction of being ranked among the Best Public Schools reflects the commitment to academic excellence in the education.
The methodology for the rankings focused on state assessments of students who were proficient or above proficient in mathematics and reading/language arts while accounting for student backgrounds, achievement in core subjects, and how well schools are educating their students. Student-teacher ratios are applied to break ties in the overall score.
U.S. News & World Report thoroughly evaluated public schools across all 50 states and the District of Columbia for the 2023–2024 Best Schools rankings, an exhaustive process encompassing 45,236 eligible public elementary schools and 22,053 public middle schools.