Southwest Virginia school gets high marks on national stage

POSTED: 5:45 PM Apr 29 2013   UPDATED: 6:05 PM Apr 29 2013

One southwest Virginia high school brought home the silver. U.S. News and World Report ranked Patrick Henry High School in the top 10 percent in the nation.

This is the second year in a row the school has won the silver award. 

In order to win the honor, Patrick Henry had to meet certain levels in English and math. 

The report also looks at how prepared the students are for college. "It's just further evidence of what a great job our teachers do in the classroom each and every day and the hard work our students put forth in the classroom," says school principal Keith Perrigan.  "I'm lucky to work at a school where we have just great teachers and excellent students."

U.S. News and World Report looks at data from 21,000 public high schools before preparing the list. Number one on that list was the School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, Texas.