Report: These Md. Schools Prepare Students Best For College

    By Deb Belt

    MARYLAND — A new report by Niche.com, which crunches all kinds of data, especially involving schools, has released a new list for 2019 that shows which schools are the best at preparing students for college. The top school in the country is Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia.

    The report looks at what it says are the top public and private schools in Maryland when it comes to helping students excel in college. All of the top 75 schools received either an A+ or A for their overall ranking on the topic, according to Niche.com.

    So how did Niche.com determine which schools are the best at preparing students for college?

    According to Niche.com, “The 2019 Best College Prep Public High Schools is based on rigorous analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users. Learn where our data comes from.”

    Niche.com is a big fan of both public and private schools in Maryland as the top 15 schools are pretty evenly split with seven private schools and eight public schools. Holton-Arms School, a private institution in Bethesda, tops the list, while Poolesville High School in Montgomery County, a public school, is No. 2 on the list.
    Here are the top 75 college prep high schools in Maryland:
    1. Holton-Arms School, Private School, Bethesda
    2. Poolesville High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
    3. The Bryn Mawr School, Private School, Baltimore
    4. Gilman School, Private School, Baltimore
    5. Walt Whitman High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
    6. Winston Churchill High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
    7. Thomas S. Wootton High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
    8. Georgetown Preparatory School, Private School, North Bethesda
    9. River Hill High School, Howard County Public Schools
    10. Richard Montgomery High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
    11. McDonogh School, Private School, Owings Mills
    12. Landon School, Private School, Bethesda
    13. Centennial High School, Howard County Public Schools
    14. Key School, Private School, Annapolis
    15. Walter Johnson High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
    16. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
    17. Montgomery Blair High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
    18. Marriotts Ridge High School, Howard County Public Schools
    19. Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Private School, Bethesda
    20. St. Timothy’s School, Private School, Stevenson
    21. The Bullis School, Private School, Potomac
    22. Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, Private School, Baltimore
    23. Friends School of Baltimore, Private School, Baltimore
    24. Park School of Baltimore, Private School, Baltimore
    25. Mount Hebron High School, Howard County Public Schools
    26. Glenelg Country School, Private School, Ellicott City
    27. Saint James School, Private School, Hagerstown
    28. Sandy Spring Friends School, Private School, Sandy Spring
    29. Roland Park Country School, Private School, Baltimore
    30. Atholton High School, Howard County Public Schools
    31. The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, Private School, Baltimore
    32. Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Private School, Rockville
    33. Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Private School, Olney
    34. Dulaney High School, Baltimore County Public Schools
    35. Rochambeau French International School, Private School, Bethesda
    36. Quince Orchard High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
    37. The Heights School, Private School, Potomac
    38. Notre Dame Preparatory School, Private School, Towson
    39. Loyola Blakefield, Private School, Towson
    40. Severn School, Private School, Severna Park
    41. Glenelg High School, Howard County Public Schools
    42. Urbana High School, Frederick County Public Schools
    43. Sherwood High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
    44. Towson High School, Baltimore County Public Schools
    45. Reservoir High School, Howard County Public Schools
    46. St. Paul’s School, Private School, Brooklandville
    47. Annapolis Area Christian School, Private School, Severn
    48. Severna Park High School, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
    49. The Academy of the Holy Cross, Private School, Kensington
    50. Howard High School, Howard County Public Schools
    51. St. Paul’s School for Girls, Private School, Brooklandville
    52. West Nottingham Academy, Private School, Colora
    53. Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Prince George’s County Public Schools
    54. The Gunston School, Private School, Centreville
    55. George W. Carver Center for Arts & Technology, Baltimore County Public Schools
    56. Worcester Preparatory School, Private School, Berlin
    57. Eastern Technical High School, Baltimore County Public Schools
    58. Washington Waldorf School, Private School, Bethesda
    59. Hereford High School, Baltimore County Public Schools
    60. Northwest High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
    61. Rockville High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
    62. Calvert Hall College High School, Private School, Baltimore
    63. McLean School, Private School, Potomac
    64. Covenant Life School, Private School, Gaithersburg
    65. Archbishop Spalding High School, Private School, Severn
    66. Chapelgate Christian Academy, Private School, Marriottsville
    67. Century High School, Carroll County Public Schools
    68. Oakdale High School, Frederick County Public Schools
    69. Garrison Forest School, Private School, Owings Mills
    70. Col. Zadok Magruder High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
    71. Dematha Catholic High School, Private School, Hyattsville
    72. The Academy of Health Sciences @ Prince George’s Community College, Prince George’s County Public Schools
    73. Maryvale Preparatory School, Private School, Lutherville
    74. Damascus High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
    75. St. Mary’s Ryken High School, Private School, Leonardtown

    Here are the top college prep schools in Maryland via Niche.com.

    To see the story as it originally appeared on Patch.com, click here.

     

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