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10 Baltimore County Schools Make ‘Best High Schools’ List

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

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.