April 25, 2017 | Eileen Kerwin

US News And World Report High School Rankings 2017

How fortunate for  us that Maryland is home to many schools ranked among the 2017 U.S. News  Best High Schools, including 12 with gold medals, 44 with silver medals  and 8 with bronze medals.  Maryland's top-ranked school in Montgomery County is Winston Churchill HS, in Potomac,  coming in 75th nationally.  

Top Rated Montgomery county high schools

Our other highly rated Montgomery County High Schools:

Thomas S. Wootton HS in Rockville, #2 in Maryland Rankings                                          #106 in National Rankings

Poolesville HS in Poolesville, #3 in Maryland Rankings                                                          #108 in National Rankings

Walter Johnson HS in Bethesda, #4 in Maryland Rankings                                                  #148 in National Rankings

Richard Montgomery HS in Rockville, #5 in Maryland Rankings                                      #187 in National Rankings

Col. Zadok Magruder HS in Rockville, #13 in Maryland Rankings                                   #514 in National Rankings

Damascus HS in Damascus, #19 in Maryland Rankings                                                          #662 in National Rankings


How Awards are Determined
  • STEP 1  Students perform better than expected in their state.

    US  News looked at reading and math results for students on each state's  proficiency tests and then factored in the percentage of economically  disadvantaged students, who tend to score lower.

  • STEP 2  Disadvantaged students perform better than state average.

    Comparisons  of each school's math and reading proficiency rates for disadvantaged  students - black, Hispanic and low-income - with the statewide results  for these student groups and then selected schools that were performing  better than their state averages.

  • STEP 3 | Student graduation rates meet or exceed a national standard

    Schools  were excluded from consideration if their graduation rates were lower  than 75 percent - a threshold that is higher than a federal law that  requires states to give extra resources to schools below 67 percent.

  • STEP 4 | Students are prepared for college-level coursework.

    Calculations  via College Readiness Index, which is based on the school's AP  participation rate and how well the students did on those tests.  Tie-breakers were used to determine ranks of schools that achieved the  same College Readiness Index.

  • Gold                                 Top 500 Schools based on highest college readiness
  • Silver                               High-performing schools based on lower college readiness.
  • Bronze                            High-performing schools based on state  exam performance, listed alphabetically.                    

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