Taken as a group, Maryland’s high schools came out on top in a new study performed by the frequent school-rankers at U.S. News and World Report.
The report includes data on 21,000 public high schools. Number-crunchers looked at data on student standardized test scores, how schools educated least-advantaged students and how well they prepared students for college (aka more test scores on AP and college entrance exams).
“Out of all the states, Maryland performed best overall in the Best High Schools rankings,” the report states. “Nearly 30 percent of its eligible high schools earned gold or silver medals.”
In the ranking of Maryland schools, Eastern Technical High School was the highest-rated Baltimore school on the list at number 14. Towson High School Law and Public Policy ranked number 18.
“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.”