The New York Times ranked the top US high school rankings for 2016 and 2017, revealing a number of surprising results.
The Times, citing US Department of Education data, said that the top three US high-schools in 2016 were all located in the Northeast.
That left one US state out of the top five, Wyoming, which came in at No. 6.
That placed the state in the same position as North Dakota, which took a significant step down from No. 2 in the list.
Wyoming was one of the states that fell behind Wyoming in 2016.
The Wyoming legislature had passed a law in 2015 to require public high schools to have at least one full-time and full-year associate professor, with the expectation that students from all backgrounds would attend.
That requirement, however, was not in place when the US Department for Education published its annual list of the most competitive US high education institutions.
That list did not include Wyoming, nor did the Wyoming legislature pass the law.
The New York state report, which looked at data from the 2015-2017 school year, did not find that Wyoming had a full-scale, 100 percent full-day associate professor in place, a requirement mandated by law.WYOMING HIGH SCHOOLS BY STATE State Top High School (3) Overall Rank 2016 2017 Wyoming No. 5 8 8 Wyoming No