Once again Montgomery County Schools, which includes a total of 30 high schools, are rated as some of the best in Maryland and in the country. The Best High Schools list ranks schools based on academic performance and college preparedness.
Out of 21,776 high schools evaluated in the country, three Montgomery County high schools were determined to rank in the top 100. Seven Montgomery County high schools placed best in the state of Maryland.
According to U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools list, Winston Churchill High School in Potomac was listed as #57 (number 1 in the state), Walt Whitman in Bethesda was listed at #84 (number 2 in the state) and Thomas S. Wootton in Rockville (number 3 in the state) came in at #93 as the best in the nation.
The other four schools noted best in the state are Walter Johnson in Bethesda, Bethesda-Chevy Chase in Bethesda, Poolesville in upper Montgomery County and Rockville’s Richard Montgomery High School. The Montgomery County school district received a total of 11 gold, silver or bronze medals in U.S. News Best High School rankings.
The rankings methodology is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its students across a range of performance indicators.
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