Grain Valley High School has been named to the Washington Post’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list for 2014. This is the third time that GVHS has been named to the list. Fifteen Missouri high schools made the list, including four in the Kansas City metro area. Grain Valley High School was ranked second among Kansas City area schools, behind Park Hill High School. Rankings are based primarily on course offerings, advanced course participation and test scores.
Earlier this spring, U.S. News and World Report's rating scale placed GVHS at twenty-third out of over 400 Missouri public high schools in preparing students for college and fifth among KC Metro area schools.