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10 Baltimore County Schools Make ‘Best High Schools’ List

U.S. News & World Report releases its annual rankings

By Ron Cassie | April 25, 2013, 11:30 am

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The Chatter

10 Baltimore County Schools Make ‘Best High Schools’ List

U.S. News & World Report releases its annual rankings

By Ron Cassie | April 25, 2013, 11:30 am

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The top six public high schools in the state, according to the recently released, annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, are all from Montgomery County. However, 10 Baltimore County Public Schools also made the “Best High Schools” list of the top public high schools in Maryland.

Towson’s George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology was top-ranked Baltimore County Public School, ranked No. 9 within Maryland and No. 242 overall in the U.S. Among other Baltimore County schools, Towson High School was ranked No. 12 in the state and No. 268 nationally, while Eastern Technical High School, in Essex, was ranked No. 13 in the state and No. 272 nationally. Dulaney High School, in Timonium, was ranked No. 17 in the state and No. 368 nationally. Hereford High School in Parkton was ranked No. 21 in Maryland and No. 268 nationally.

Winston Churchill High School in Potomac was the top ranked Maryland school and came in at No. 52 nationally.

River Hill High School, ranked No. 7 in Maryland, was the top-ranked Howard County school, followed by Centennial High School at No. 14. Severna Park High School, ranked No. 8 in the state, was the top-ranked Anne Arundel school, followed by Broadneck High School at No. 11.

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore School For The Arts, Western High School and City College High School, ranked No. 38, No., 40, No. 41 and No. 54, respectively, were the top-ranked Baltimore City Public Schools in the state.

The categories used in ranking the schools included the student-teacher ratio, college readiness (measured by the number of students taking and passing Advanced Placement exams), Algebra proficiency and Math proficiency.

The entire list — and more information on each of Maryland’s ranked high schools and their scores — can be found here.

Overall, the U.S. News & World Report reviewed more than 21,000 public high schools in the U.S., with 64 Maryland schools making its rankings.




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Ron Cassie is a senior editor for Baltimore, where he covers the environment, education, medicine, politics, and city life.

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