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.