Washington Business Journal Releases ‘Top 50 Public High Schools in DC Region’ List; 16 MCPS Schools Listed

by MCS Staff

The Washington Business Journal has released its 50 School list of ‘Top 50 High Schools in the D.C. Region’ based on rankings released annually by U.S. News & World Report. 16 MCPS high schools, which can be seen below, have made the list.

Per WBJ, “the publication [U.S. News & World Report] assesses nearly 24,000 public schools nationwide, ultimately ranking 17,840 of them based on third-party data from the U.S. Department of Education’s annual Common Core of Data; statewide math, reading and science assessment test scores; and exam results from The College Board’s Advanced Placement program and International Baccalaureate program.”

50. Rockville High School

47. Sherwood High School

46. Wheaton High School

44. Paint Branch High School

42. James Hubert Blake High School

40. Montgomery Blair High School

35. Damascus High School

30. Quince Orchard High School

24. Northwest High School

22. Walter Johnson High School

18. Richard Montgomery High School

17. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

12. Winston Churchill High School

9. Poolesville High School

7. Thomas S. Wootton High School

4. Walt Whitman High School

Per U.S. News & World Report, Maryland high school students are assessed in English language arts and math through the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program and in science through the Maryland Integrated Science Assessments. Learn more from the Maryland State Department of Education.

The full Washington Business Journal list can be seen here. Featured photo shows Blake High school, per the Blake High School Alumni Facebook page.

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