Mililani High was named the state’s top public high school in a new U.S. News & World Report ranking.
Four other Hawaii schools were also recognized with a “silver medal” and are ranked in order:
Waialua High and Intermediate
The U.S. News and World Report ranking of the nation’s top high schools said Mililani High beat out other public high schools in the islands because of its high graduation rate and broad selection of Advanced Placement course offerings.
The school's graduation rate is 92 percent -- a full 10 percentage points above the state average. And 67 percent of Mililani's Class of 2015 went to college, compared to 56 percent of all Hawaii high school graduates.
Of the 28,561 high schools U.S. News and World Report ranked nationally, Mililani came in at no. 1,642.
U.S. News gave no Hawaii high schools a “gold medal.” Gold was given to the top 500 schools in the nation, while silver medals were given to high-performing schools with lower college readiness.
And schools were given bronze medals if they ranked high on state exams. Twelve Hawaii schools clinched bronze medals.
Hawaii was among 14 states with no gold medal high schools.