Bexley High School climbed to 122nd place on "Newsweek" magazine's 2016 ranking of America's Top High Schools based solely on student performance. Bexley's ranking on the accompanying list, "Beating the Odds," (student performance accounting for student poverty rates) was 91.

Bexley High School climbed to 122nd place on "Newsweek" magazine's 2016 ranking of America's Top High Schools based solely on student performance. Bexley's ranking on the accompanying list, "Beating the Odds," (student performance accounting for student poverty rates) was 91.

Last year, Bexley took 135th place nationally (student performance) and 125th on the "Beating the Odds" list, according to a press release from the district. The rankings serve as a guide for parents and students to identify the schools that do the best job of preparing students for college.

Figuring into the rankings are college acceptance and enrollment rates, SAT and ACT college admissions participation and performance, Advanced Placement participation and performance and dual enrollments. This year, "Newsweek" obtained records for nearly 15,800 schools and applied a threshold cutoff to make a list of 4,760 schools.

Bexley was tops in central Ohio on both lists and just behind six other schools from across the state on the other -- Indian Hill, Springboro, Hudson, Mariemont, Madeira and Solon.