An area high school has been recognized with an award for national excellence.

Frenship High School has received the 2013 Silver Award for academic excellence by U.S. News.

Frenship High School ranks as the highest rated high school on the South Plains, in the top 10 percent of high schools in Texas, and in the top 11 percent of more than 21,000 high schools nationwide.

The rankings were featured in the U.S. News 2013 Best High School Rankings report.

U.S. News calculates scores based on student performance on state exit exams and available exams scores on college-level course work.

In the report, Frenship High earned the Silver Award based on the campus’s scores of 98 percent proficiency in reading and 95 percent proficiency in math, as well as a score of 15.5 in their College Readiness Index.

Nationwide, 500 high schools earned gold medals, 1,790 were awarded silver awards, and 2,515 received bronze awards.

The complete report is available at http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.