COLUMBIA - Rock Bridge Senior High School was ranked 8th in the state earning a silver medal according to U.S. News & World Report.
Currently, Rock Bridge has 1,842 students and 102 full-time teachers. The teacher to student ratio is more than the Missouri average at an 18:1 ratio. There are three more categories the U.S. News & World Report used to determine high school rankings which are, college readiness, algegra proficiency and English proficiency.
"Our librarian, for the ACT, free of charge, she always holds, like a couple of weeks before that, tutoring in the media center after school," says Rock Bridge student, Lindsey Grant. Rock Bridge ranked above the Missouri average for college readiness.
College readiness is is determined by the number of 12th graders who took and passed advanced placement exams. Algebra and English proficiency are measures of student performance on the Missouri state exit exam.
"I am very happy to go to Rock Bridge because it is such a personal school," says Grant, "Our teachers are always one on one and I know I can come into class any time I need help, just as long as I make an effort."
U.S. News & World Report ranked Columbia's Hickman High School14th in the state, also earning a silver medal.