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Maryland High Schools Retain Top Ranking in Latest Study by US News & World Report

State has Highest Percentage of High-Performing High Schools

BALTIMORE – Maryland public high schools once again rank number one in the nation, according to US News & World Report.

The publication, in data published today, found that Maryland has a higher percentage of top-ranked high schools than any other state in the nation. US News first ranked Maryland high schools at the head of the class in 2015.
US News ranked 2,600 high schools across the nation on State assessments, the performance on those tests of student subgroups often considered disadvantaged, graduation rates, and Advanced Placement data. Maryland high schools on average performed better than those in any other State, with 5.9 percent achieving what the publication termed “Gold Medal” status and 21.6 percent achieving the Silver Medal.

Florida ranked second in the rankings, followed by California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

Twelve Maryland schools received Gold Medals in the rankings published by US News: Montgomery County’s Winston Churchill, Thomas S. Wootton, Poolesville, Walter Johnson and Richard Montgomery High Schools; Howard County’s Marriott’s Ridge, River Hill, and Centennial High Schools; Baltimore County’s Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Eastern Technical and Hereford High Schools; and Washington County’s Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.

Complete information on the US News study can be found at