My class rank has dropped from 15 to 25% .However its not because of bad grades.In fact in between that time my GPA rose....(3.7-3.8) I live in ancient country town ironically centered in the middle of wealth and affluence. Because its a podunk town all the local kids drop out in 10th grade. Since all these kids are losers and failures at life, the bottom "falls out" so to speak. This makes it very hard to keep a high class rank . Not only that but since I live in the county with the best schools in a very desirable area of the south. Because of this a lot of smart kids move there. Not to mention there is strong middle class presence of college-minded kids. Obviously I cannot anything about these morons dropping out or these kids moving here. My question is there anything that can redeem myself from these out of control factors concerning my class rank?