The 2012 Report is in and dozens of Virginia, Maryland and D.C. schools made U.S. News & World Report‘s list of the highest ranking high schools.
To produce the report, 21,776 public high schools were analyzed in 49 states and the District of Columbia. This is the total number of public high schools that had 12th-grade enrollment and sufficient data, primarily from the 2009-2010 school year, to analyze. (Nebraska was the only state that did not report enough data and therefore was not evaluated for any part of the rankings.)
The rankings are based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college, as well as other factors.
The following schools made the top 10 list for Virginia:
- Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
- George Mason High School
- George C. Marshall High School
- McLean High School
- James W. Robinson Jr. Secondary School
- Langley High School
- W.T. Woodson High School
- James Madison High School
- Oakton High School
- Stone Bridge High School
In the Maryland rankings, Montgomery County had seven out of the top 10 schools schools, with Winston Churchill, Walt Whitman and Thomas Wootton ranking in the top three spots. The other schools in the top 10 are in Anne Arundel, Howard and Baltimore counties.
The Following schools made the top 10 list for Maryland:
- Winston Churchill High School
- Walt Whitman High School
- Thomas S. Wootton High School
- Poolesville High School
- Walter Johnson High School
- Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
- Richard Montgomery High School
- Severna Park High School
- Eastern Technical High School
- River Hill High School
- In Prince William County, Osbourn Park High made the top 600.
- In Prince George’s County, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, made the list at No. 23.
- The top-ranked D.C. Public Schools are Benjamin Banneker High School and Coolidge High School.
The full list of schools is available on U.S. News & World Report’s website.
SOURCE: U.S. News & World Reports; WTOP