Apr 29, 2024 - News

🎒 Best public high schools

Share of public high schools among nation's best performing schools, by state
Data: U.S. News and World Report. Map: Tory Lysik/Axios Visuals

Our region has some of the country's highest shares of best-performing public high schools, per U.S. News & World Report's recently released 2024 Best High School rankings.

The big picture: D.C. clocks in with the country's highest share of schools listed — 24.2%. Maryland is eighth at 14.8%, while Virginia is 10th at 12.5%.

Zoom in: Alexandria's Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is No. 14 on the countrywide best list.

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect that Maryland has the eighth highest share of public high schools listed in the 2024 Best High School rankings (not ninth), while Virginia ranks 10th (not 11th).


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