Eastern Tech and Western School of Technology and Environmental were also named the two best public high schools in the Baltimore region.
Six Baltimore County Public Schools’ high schools ranked among the top 40 in Maryland. They are Eastern Tech, Dulaney High School George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Hereford High School, Towson High School, and Western Tech.
“We are always pleased to celebrate the achievements and quality of our high schools,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “However, our focus remains on equity and the academic progress of all students across the county. Paramount for us is that students graduate from all BCPS high schools ready for success in college, careers, and life.”
The BCPS high schools that received rankings on the U.S. News & World report are:
- Eastern Technical High – #3 in Maryland, #53 nationally in magnet rankings
- Western Tech – #6 in Maryland, #73 nationally in magnet rankings
- Carver Center – #13 in Maryland, #105 nationally in magnet rankings
- Hereford High – #20 in Maryland
- Towson High – #27 in Maryland, #135 nationally in magnet rankings
- Dulaney High – #39 in Maryland
- Franklin High – #87 in Maryland
- Catonsville High – #104 in Maryland
- Pikesville High – #107 in Maryland
- Perry Hall High — #126 in Maryland
- Loch Raven High – #130 in Maryland
- Sparrows Point High – #145 in Maryland
- Chesapeake High – #160 in Maryland
- Randallstown High – #164 in Maryland
The U.S. News rankings include data on nearly 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Rankings are based on college readiness (30 percent), math and reading proficiency (20 percent), math and reading performance (20 percent), underserved student performance (10 percent), college curriculum breadth (10 percent), and graduation rate (10 percent). Factored into the rankings were participation and achievement in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses.