Published on May 7th, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


U.S. News & World Report Ranks Dreher and A.C. Flora Among Nation’s Best High Schools

Again this year, two Richland One schools have been ranked among the top 15 high schools in South Carolina in the U.S. News & World Report “Best High Schools” Recognition Program.

The national program ranked Dreher as the seventh-best high school in South Carolina and A.C. Flora as the 15th-best high school in South Carolina.

Dreher Principal Jeanne Stiglbauer and A.C. Flora Principal Susan Childs consider the recognitions to be the result of a team effort within their respective school communities.

“The Dreher family is again honored and humbled to receive the U.S. News & World Report award, which is a testament to the high expectations and dedication of our students, staff, district and community,” Stiglbauer said.

Childs said, “We are delighted to be recognized as a top high school in the U.S. News rankings. The dedication of our teachers, the support of our parents and community, and the hard work of our students allow A.C. Flora to excel.”

More than 17,000 high schools across the nation are ranked by U.S. News & World Report based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.

Dreher has a 90% graduation rate and offers students a variety of exceptional academic and artistic opportunities, including Advanced Placement (AP) courses, the AP Capstone program, engineering and Project Lead the Way. A.C. Flora, which has an 87% graduation rate, offers students a broad range of outstanding programs such as AP and International Baccalaureate (IB). A.C. Flora has the largest number of IB diploma recipients in South Carolina and had a 30 % increase in the number of students who passed AP English exams.

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