ALEXANDRIA (CBSDC) — Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria was ranked as the second best high school in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
The Fairfax County high school boasts a 17:1 student to teacher radio.
George Mason High School in Falls Church ranked 19th on the list.
Both schools scored a 100 on the magazine’s college preparedness index, which is based on the number of 12th graders who passed their IB or AP exams.
Nearby George C. Marshall High School was the next closest area school on the list. The Fairfax County school ranked 55th on the list.
In Maryland, 11 schools from Montgomery County landed on the list including Winston Churchill, Walt Whitman and Thomas Wooton High Schools.
In DC, Benjamin Banneker High School ranked 700th while Coolidge High School ranked 1455th on the magazine’s list.
Complete rankings can be found on the U.S. News and World Report website.