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Press Release: New Report Ranks Maryland High Schools At The Top Of The Class

U.S. News and World Report Derives Ranking from AP, IB Data

For Immediate Release                                               Contact: William Reinhard, 410-767-0486

Baltimore, MD (May 12, 2015)

Maryland has the highest percentage of top-performing high schools in the nation, according to a new report.

U.S. News & World Report said that nearly 30 percent of Maryland high schools ranked among the high performers in its latest national study.  Maryland had 28.9 percent of its schools in the top tiers, followed by California (27.2 percent) and Connecticut (25.4 percent).

The publication based its measure on the percentage of students participating in--and achieving passing scores--on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams.  In addition, students must do well on state assessments.

“The U.S. News rankings provide further proof of the outstanding work by students and educators taking place in our high schools,” said State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery.  “Success on AP and IB provide important measures of college and career readiness.”

The complete report can be found here.