We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; eight D.C. schools made our rankings.View Rankings
To receive a District of Columbia high school diploma, students must earn 24 credits in specific courses, including music, D.C. history and world languages. Washington, D.C., students must also complete 100 hours of community service and pass exams in the D.C. Comprehensive Assessment System. Students who want to show off their science and technology skills can check out the D.C. STEM Fair. For more information, visit the District of Columbia Public Schools website.
In the nation's capital, there are two gold medal schools, two silver and four bronze medal schools ranked in the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings. Both gold medal schools are located in the District of Columbia Public Schools.