The top five high schools in the Cedar Rapids area include two CRCSD high schools, according to the U.S. News and World Report.

  1. Kennedy High School
  2. Linn-Mar High School
  3. Mount Vernon High School
  4. George Washington High School
  5. Marion High School

According to U.S. News and World Report, “How we rank the best high schools” is based on the following methodology:

  • College Readiness 30%
  • State Assessment Proficiency 20%
  • State Assessment Performance 20%
  • Underserved Student Performance 10%
  • College Curriculum Breadth 10%
  • Graduation Rate 10%