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. News. and World Report.
According to U.S. News, Maryland's top 10 high schools are as follows:
- Walt Whitman High School; Bethesda
- Thomas S. Wootton High School; Rockville
- Poolesville High School; Poolesville
- Richard Montgomery High School; Rockville
- Barbara Ingram School for the Arts; Hagerstown
- Quince Orchard High; Gaithersburg
- Eastern Technical High School; Baltimore
- Towson High School Law and Public Policy; Towson
- River Hill High School; Clarksville
- Col. Zadok Magruder High; Rockville