Five Baltimore County high schools make annual Best High Schools list

TOWSON, Md. - Five Baltimore County schools have made U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best High Schools list for 2014, while another two have earned gold medal status in the ranking.

Forty-two Maryland high schools made the list.

Baltimore County high schools that made the list include Eastern Technical High School, which ranked seventh in Maryland and 270 nationally. Towson High School ranked eighth in Maryland and 273 nationally. Both schools earned gold medal status.

Western School of Technology and Environmental Science ranked 34 in Maryland, Loch Raven High School ranked 35 and Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts ranked 40.

The gold medal designation means that a school places in the top 500 schools based on a high degree of student college readiness. A silver medal means a school is high performing, but has a lower degree of student college readiness.

 “Our high schools have earned a permanent spot on many of the annual ‘best’ lists every year, and we can be proud of the job our students and educators do to achieve these recognitions year in and year out,” Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance said in a news release. “We can learn a lot from our recognized schools as we work each day to replicate student success wherever we find it to all of our schools and all of our classrooms.” 

This year’s rankings came from data from more than 19,400 public high schools in all states and Washington, D.C.

READ MORE: The full U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools list

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