Montgomery County High Schools Capture Top Five Spots in Maryland School Ranking

Walt Whitman, Winston Churchill get high marks for academics, teachers


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Montgomery County is home to the five best public high schools in Maryland, according to a 2018 ranking released this week.

Poolesville High School received an A-plus grade and occupied the top spot in the list compiled by Niche, a website that analyzes data about schools and neighborhoods across the nation.

Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda; Winston Churchill High School in Potomac; and Richard Montgomery High School and Thomas S. Wootton High School, both in Rockville, held the next four positions.

The ranking was based on testing data, racial and economic diversity, parent surveys and information about teacher salaries. Teacher absenteeism rates and survey responses and factors related to extracurricular activities and health and safety also contribute to the final grade, according to the site.

The five leading schools in Montgomery County all captured A-plus grades.

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools across the nation, according to the site.

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