Best K-12 School Districts In The US

As parents, you strive to keep your kids safe, happy and healthy. And a big part of that is placing them in schools that will help them develop into sharp, well-adjusted students who are ready for college. Just where are the best K-12 school districts in the U.S.? Surprisingly enough, they’re not in cultural, metropolitan centers such as Manhattan or San Francisco. According to, the top five K-12 school districts lie mostly in the Midwest and the East coast. The site analyzes millions of student and parent reviews from the U.S. Department of Education. Among other factors, district rankings are based on state testing scores, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, district ratings and teacher quality.

Solon, Ohio

Located about 20 miles southeast of Cleveland, Solon, Ohio, has a population of 23,000 and is home to the top-rated K-12 school district in the nation. For three years running, its students have earned the state’s No. 1 report card for academic achievement. At Solon High School, 19 students have been named as semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.