NEW REPORT RANKS MARYLAND HIGH SCHOOLS AT THE TOP OF THE CLASS

Last Updated on May 12, 2015 at 1:50pm |

U.S. News and World Report Derives Ranking from AP, IB Data

 
Maryland has the highest percentage of top-performing high schools in the nation, according to a new report.
 
U.S. News & World Report said that nearly 29 percent of Maryland high schools ranked among the high performers in its latest national study.  Maryland had 28.9 percent of its schools in the top tiers, followed by California (27.2 percent) and Connecticut (25.4 percent).  Sixty-seven high schools in Maryland earned gold or silver medals, given to reflect the schools that most successfully prepare students for college. That means 29 percent of the state's high schools eligible for the publication’s rankings earned a medal, putting Maryland atop all states and D.C.
 
 
Northern Garrett High School received the 2015 “Silver” national ranking as one of the best high schools in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.  Northern High was ranked #67 in the state of Maryland (out of 248) and #2,423 (over 21,000 schools nationwide) in the country.  Click the link below to see further details concerning Northern High:
 
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/maryland/districts/garrett-county-public-schools/northern-garrett-high-school-9110
 
 
Southern Garrett High School received the 2015 “Bronze” national ranking as one of the best high schools in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.  Southern High is ranked #81 out of 248 schools in the state of Maryland.  Click the link below to see further details concerning Southern High:
 
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/maryland/districts/garrett-county-public-schools/southern-garrett-high-school-9111
 
 
The publication based its measure on the percentage of students participating in--and achieving passing scores--on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams.  In addition, students must do well on state assessments.
 
“The U.S. News rankings provide further proof of the outstanding work by students and educators taking place in our high schools,” said State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery.  “Success on AP and IB provide important measures of college and career readiness.”
 
Maryland is the leading performer in U.S. News and World Report’s state-by-state breakdown of the Best High Schools for 2015. Sixty-seven high schools in Maryland earned gold or silver medals, given to reflect the schools that most successfully prepare students for college. That means 29 percent of the state's high schools eligible for the publication’s rankings earned a medal, putting Maryland atop all states and D.C.
 
The complete report can be found here.