Sumner again ranked in top 5 percent of high schools

Newsweek has ranked Sumner Academy among the top 5 percent of high schools in the country.

The college preparatory academy in Kansas City, Kan., will be featured in May 28 edition of the magazine. The annual list includes more than 1,200 of the top schools.

Sumner is ranked 118th on the list.

The school was ranked 117th in 2006 and 75th in 2005.

Sumner Principal Mary Viveros said the school consistently scores well because the curriculum is focused on International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs.

Several other factors also apply in the rankings. The magazine considers a school’s teachers, student population, class offerings, principal and extracurricular activities.

“Staff know and most students soon realize that they will be held to high levels of performance. Our job is to maintain this tradition, continuing to help young people become scholars,” said Viveros.

| Dawn Bormann,