LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – The Daily Beast and Newsweek Magazine released its ranking of the top 2,000 high schools in the nation today.
Among the top 100, five are from the area, with Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria in the top 10.
In total, 66 Virginia and 68 Maryland schools made up the list — 17 of them in Montgomery County.
“While there is still work left to be done, our staff and community should be proud of how well we are serving our students,” said Montgomery County Superintendent Joshua P. Starr in a released statement.
The top school in the nation is Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky which boasts a 100% graduation rate and a 100% college acceptance rate.
The ranking was based on six components: graduation rate, college acceptance rate, AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student, average SAT/ACT scores, average AP/IB/AICE scores and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course.
To see if your local school makes the grade and see how other schools ranked, click here.