Which Are Maryland's Best High Schools? 2014 Rankings Revealed

A recent report compares high schools across the state.

Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda is the best high school in Maryland, according to U.S. News and World Report. (Patch File Photo)
Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda is the best high school in Maryland, according to U.S. News and World Report. (Patch File Photo)
Montgomery County has the top high schools in Maryland, according to U.S. News and World Report.

The publication released its ranking of the state's best high schools this week, and Montgomery County Public Schools claimed the top four spots.

The rankings were based on student-teacher ratios; state proficiency test results, overall and with a particular focus on how disadvantaged students were performing; and participation rates in AP/IB programs, according to U.S. Newsand World Report.

According to U.S. News, Maryland's top 10 high schools are as follows:
  1. Walt Whitman High School; Bethesda
  2. Thomas S. Wootton High School; Rockville
  3. Poolesville High School; Poolesville
  4. Richard Montgomery High School; Rockville
  5. Barbara Ingram School for the Arts; Hagerstown
  6. Quince Orchard High; Gaithersburg
  7. Eastern Technical High School; Baltimore
  8. Towson High School Law and Public Policy; Towson
  9. River Hill High School; Clarksville
  10. Col. Zadok Magruder High; Rockville
See the complete rankings from U.S. News and World Report.
JoeEldersburg April 28, 2014 at 09:50 PM
Well, I don't disagree Buck, but why did Raving Rich say the reason was that Carroll was the "wrong color"? Maybe you should also ask your other Commissioner hero Robin Sectarian Prayers Frazier her views on the size of Hispanic families...pretty simple Buck, they are both racist!
JoeEldersburg April 28, 2014 at 09:58 PM
Just in case you don't believe me, its captured on a video clip that has gone viral throughout the entire county. In fact, I think the Carroll County Educational Association provided this important public service. Anyone who values public education should not vote for Rothschild & Frazier.
Shari Thompson Cornell May 19, 2014 at 06:53 AM
I give common core a few years before that is out the window....good in theory but unrealistic in many ways.
Elena July 06, 2014 at 11:44 PM
Montgomery County is skewed. It buses kids into the "not so nice" schools with these "magnet" programs they set up to boost up the failing schools. It's smoke and mirrors sometimes.. Although, I wouldn't doubt Whitman, Wooton, Richard Montgomery or River Hill (Howard County) do well..MAJOR money in those areas..But none the less.. I'm sure kids are working hard and succeeding so that's always good to see.


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