The highest-ranked school in either district, Richland 1’s Dreher High School, was ranked 7th. A.C. Flora High School was the second highest at 15. Richland 2’s highest-ranked high school was Spring Valley at 18, according to the rankings.
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“For a number of years, this has been a point of pride,” said Jeanne Stiglbauer, the principal of Dreher, who thanked the staff, students and community for their hard work. “I was always humbled and honored because it measures opportunity for all students.”
Stiglbauer attributes the high ranking to the school’s “tremendous growth” in advanced placement courses, an 87 percent graduation rate and an increased focus on pre-engineering courses.
“All of these things come together to reflect well on Dreher,” Stiglbauer said.
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