Two weeks after being named among the best high school in Maryland in a US News and World Report survey, several local high schools have done it again — coming up in the top 15 in the state, as ranked by Newsweek magazine.
Locally, Towson High School came in eighth in state — and No. 369 in the nation, in the Newsweek survey.
Also in Towson, the George Washington Carver Center for the Arts and Technology came in No. 15 in Maryland and No. 719 nationwide.
Nearby, Dulaney High School ranked No. 13 in Maryland and No. 621 in the United States.
The Newsweek survey ranked what it considers the "best" 1,000 public high schools in the nation.
The list was based on six components provided by school administrators — graduation rate (25 percent), college matriculation rate (25 percent), the amount of Advanced Placement or other advanced tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP or other advanced course scores (10 percent), and AP courses offered per student (5 percent).
The highest ranking for any Baltimore County school was Hereford High School, which was No. 5 in Maryland and No. 239 nationwide.
Other schools from Baltimore County in the Newsweek top 1,000 nationwide included: Eastern Technical in Essex (No. 9 in the state; No. 371 nationwide); and Pikesville High School (No. 18 in the state; No. 813 nationwide).
The No. 1school in Maryland in the ranking was Poolesville High School in Montgomery County, which was the only school in Newsweek's top 100 nationwide, coming in at No. 81.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun