U.S. News Best High Schools Report

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Once again, Maryland High Schools rank among the top in the country! After reviewing 21,035 U.S. public high schools, U.S. News Best High Schools annual report came out at the end of April, ranking several Montgomery County Public High Schools as some of the best in the country.

First, lets start with the Maryland numbers. There are 24 districts in Maryland, with 241 high schools in the state. Out of the TOP 10 high schools in Maryland, 7 are in Montgomery County:

1. Winston Churchill in Potomac
2. Walt Whitman in Bethesda
3. Poolesville in Poolesville
4. T.S. Wootton in Rockville
5. Richard Montgomery in Rockville
6. Bethesda-Chevy Chase in Bethesda
10. Montgomery Blair in Silver Spring

Montgomery County is home to 30 high schools, serving over 45, 000 students. These county high schools all ranked above Maryland averages in College Readiness, and proficiency in Algebra and English. Schools are evaluated on overall student performance on state assessments, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams that are also used to determine which schools prepare students for college-level work.
The Montgomery County school district also contains eight schools that received gold, silver or bronze medals in the U.S. News’s Best High School rankings.

Below is the Nationally Ranked List and take note, all of these schools have received the Gold Medal Award:

Churchill – #52 in the Nation,
Whitman – #59 in the Nation,
Poolesville – #99 in the Nation, #35 Magnet Rank
Wootton – #105 in the Nation
Richard Montgomery #106 in the Nation, #36 Magnet Rank
Bethesda-Chevy Chase #128 in the Nation,
Montgomery Blair – #247 in the Nation, #63 Magnet Rank
Academic excellence continues in Montgomery County!

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