Best High Schools
in Maryland

We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 64 Maryland schools made our rankings.View Rankings

To graduate, Maryland high school students must take at least 21 credit hours in specific subjects. Students must also pass the Maryland High School Assessments in English, biology and algebra and data analysis, according to the Maryland State Department of Education.

Maryland is home to myriad schools ranked in 2013 among the U.S. News Best High Schools, including 21 with gold medals, 37 with silver medals and six with bronze medals. The top-ranked school in Maryland is Winston Churchill High School, near Washington, D.C. in the Montgomery County Public Schools, which is about 50 miles from both Baltimore and the state capital of Annapolis.

Top Ranked MD Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

Winston Churchill High School

11300 GAINSBOROUGH RD, POTOMAC, MD 20854

#2

Walt Whitman High School

7100 WHITTIER BLVD, BETHESDA, MD 20817

#3

Poolesville High School

17501 WILLARD RD, POOLESVILLE, MD 20837

#4

Thomas S. Wootton High School

2100 WOOTTON PARKWAY, ROCKVILLE, MD 20850

#5

Richard Montgomery High School

250 RICHARD MONTGOMERY DR, ROCKVILLE, MD 20852

#6

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

4301 EASTWEST HWY, BETHESDA, MD 20814

#7

River Hill High School

12101 ROUTE 108, CLARKSVILLE, MD 21029

#8

Severna Park High School

60 ROBINSON RD, SEVERNA PARK, MD 21146

#10

Montgomery Blair High School

51 UNIVERSITY BLVD EAST, SILVER SPRING, MD 20901

MD by the Numbers
Districts 24
High Schools 241
Full-Time Teachers 16,620
Students Enrolled 262,900

Featured Districts

Old brick buildings in Easton, Maryland

Montgomery County Public Schools includes 30 high schools that serve 45,255 students.

The Cheseapeak & Ohio Canal National Historical Park in Maryland.

There are 30 high schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools, serving 39,281 students.