(6-1-18) The U.S. News and World Report ranks the high schools in the US on an annual basis, they also break down each state.

In the Stateline area Minster is the highest ranking school at #34 and is 952 nationally.  New Bremen checks in at #86 (#2,034 national), the first Mercer County school to show up in tghe Top 125 is St. Henry at #110 (2,367 national), Coldwater is #113 (#2, 438 national) and Marion Local is #124 (#2,620).

All the above schools earned the Silver Medal Award, in Ohio 19 schools were awarded gold medals, 111 earned silver medals and 183 received bronze medals.

Other schools in Mercer County:

Fort Recovery earned a bronze medal and was ranked 160, Parkway earned a bronze medal, Celina was unranked,

According to the Ohio Department of Education Ohio high school students must earn at least 20 credits in various subjects, including four credits of English language arts, four of math, three of science and three of social studies. High schoolers in Ohio must also learn economics and financial literacy to graduate, as well as take two or more semesters of fine arts.

Of the numerous Ohio schools ranked in 2018 among the U.S. News Best High Schools, 19 were awarded gold medals, 111 earned silver medals and 183 received bronze medals.

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