County high schools place in states top 50 index ranking

National index shows big improvments.

Annapolis, MD -  

Anne Arundel county public schools continue to receive high praise for its work in preparing students for college level exams. The counties 11 out of 12 high schools placed in the top 50 positions on the 2013 challenge index.

This nationally recognized index, published by the Washington post, ranks schools and school systems across the country. It takes into account advanced placement, international baccalaureate, and other college-level exams given to graduating seniors.

South River is the top county school in Maryland on the index, ranking seventh. Severna park is next at 3th, followed by Annapolis, Broadneck, Arundel, and Old Mill. Schools that showed significant gains in ranking position include: North County, Chesapeake, Southern, Northeast, Meade, and Glen Burnie.

Ten of the county's 12 high schools improved their index rating this year. On the regional list, which ranks Maryland, Virginia, and DC schools together; South River ranked 16 th, Severna Park at 38 th, and Annapolis ranked 47 th.

All 12 of the county's comprehensive high schools have rankings that place them in the top 9 percent of high schools nationwide.

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