MCPS High Schools Shine in National Rankings
Winston Churchill High School ranks as number 88 in the 2016 America’s Most Challenging High Schools list published by The Washington Post. The school ranks first among Maryland schools and second among Washington area schools.
Eight MCPS schools ranked in the top 20 of the Washington area schools and the top 10 of Maryland schools (Winston Churchill, Richard Montgomery, Bethesda Chevy Chase, Poolesville, Walt Whitman, Quince Orchard, Walter Johnson, and Thomas S. Wootton).
Schools are ranked by The Washington Post based on a ratio of the number of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school in 2015, divided by the number of seniors graduating that year.
The list includes 2,289 schools across the country and more than 186 schools in the Washington region.
MCPS Places 13 Schools on the U.S. News ‘Best High Schools’ List
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) placed 13 schools on the 2016 Best High Schools list, published by U.S. News & World Report. Eight MCPS high schools received a gold medal for being among the top 500 schools in the nation and five received a silver medal for being among the top 2,673.
The gold and silver medal MCPS high schools and their national rankings are Walt Whitman (63), Winston Churchill (94), Poolesville (107), Thomas S. Wootton (115), Walter Johnson (147), Richard Montgomery (260), Damascus (410), Rockville (413), Col. Zadok Magruder (510), Montgomery Blair (528), Wheaton (934), John F. Kennedy (1258), and Gaithersburg (1366). Last year, MCPS had 14 schools make the Best High Schools list, with eleven in the top 500.
MCPS accounted for more than forty percent of all the Maryland high schools that received a gold medal and had the top six high schools in the state—Walt Whitman, Winston Churchill, Poolesville, Thomas S. Wootton, Walter Johnson and Richard Montgomery.