Maryland Boasts Nation’s Top High Schools; Baltimore, Not So Much

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For the second year in a row, U.S. News and World Report has declared Maryland to be the state with the best high schools.

The magazine’s annual ranking of secondary schools awarded accolades to 67 Maryland schools, meaning that just about 29 percent of all the high schools in the state were deemed exceptionally good at preparing students for college. The catch? All six of the top schools in the state were located in Montgomery County.

Several Baltimore-area schools also made the list, including several Baltimore County schools (Western, Dulaney, Towson, Eastern Technical, Loch Raven) and a handful from Baltimore City (School for the Arts, Western, Poly, City, and Perry Hall). That’s about 15 percent of the total “top schools” in the state.

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