LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The Washington area is again being recognized as home to some of the top high schools in the country.
More than 30 schools made the cut in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of the top 500 in the U.S.
Over 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District were evaluated by the magazine. The schools were ranked based on proficiency standards in their home state and students preparedness for college.
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria takes top honors locally and is ranked 4th overall in the nation. The report boasts the school has a 17:1 student to teacher ratio and a college readiness score of 100.
Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Md. is the second highest rated area school, coming in 52nd nationally.
Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda is ranked 59th in the country.
Langley High School in McLean, Va. rounds out the local top 5 and is ranked 84th overall.