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Lincoln Prep Named Top High School In Missouri

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Lincoln Preparatory High School started the year with a big honor and now it's ending the school year with another.

The premier magnet school in the Kansas City Public Schools was named the best high school in Missouri by U.S. News & World Report.

“Lincoln Prep represents a jewel in the crown of KCPS,” Superintendent Stephen Green said in a statement. “It’s the type of excellence that we’re seeking to grow across the district."

The magazine ranked Lincoln Prep as the 67th best high school in America in the ranking posted Monday night.

At the beginning of the school year last fall the U.S. Department of Education awarded the school a National Blue Ribbon Award.

In Kansas, the top honor went to tiny Rock Creek High School in St. George, about 60 miles west of Topeka.

De Soto High School was ranked No. 4 in Kansas. Bonner Springs High School was listed as notable.

U.S. News did not single out any high school in Shawnee Mission, Blue Valley or Olathe.

As a state, the magazine ranked Missouri high schools 38th best in the country and Kansas high schools a rather dismal 45th.

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