Local High Schools in US News and World Report's School Rankings

Last Updated on Apr 21, 2016 at 9:52am | Education

U.S. News & World Report recently published its “2016 Best High Schools” rankings. More than 6,000 schools were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals in this year’s national ranking. The Best High Schools rankings are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm.  In addition to the national rankings, the 2016 edition of Best High Schools includes new rankings of the top schools in each state, as well as the Best STEM Schools, Best Charter Schools, and Best Magnet Schools. The report also shows detailed information on more than 21,500 public high schools. That information includes school-specific data on enrollment, student ethnicity, location, school type, and results of state assessments, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.
 
Northern Garrett High School received the 2016 “Silver” national ranking as one of the best high schools in the United States by US News and World Report. Northern High was ranked #64 in the state of Maryland (out of 244) and #2483 (over 21,500 schools reviewed nationwide) in the country. Click here to see further details concerning Northern High.
 
Southern Garrett High School received the 2016 “Bronze” national ranking as one of the best high schools in the United States by US News and World Report. Southern High was ranked within the top 85 schools in Maryland. Click here to see further details concerning Southern High.
 
In the state of Maryland, there were 19 gold medal schools, 48 with silver medals, and 18 with bronze medals.
 
Paul Edwards, Director of Secondary Education stated, “This is a testament to the work and dedication of the teachers, students, administration, staff, and community on behalf of our kids, and it is a great honor.” He added, “In the midst of all the major curriculum and testing changes, and all the doom and gloom of budgets, it is fantastic that both schools are getting the acknowledgement they deserve.”