Four Nebraska high schools — two in the Elkhorn district, one in Chadron and another in Lincoln — were named the best in the state and ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
Among Nebraska high schools, Elkhorn South was ranked No. 1, Chadron was No. 2, Elkhorn was No. 3 and Lincoln East was No. 4. The rankings of public high schools are based on state test scores, demographic information and college-readiness preparation, using Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data.