Alexandria’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and DC’s Georgetown Day School are the best public and private high schools in the Washington area, respectively, according to a new ranking.
The analysis by Niche, a Pittsburgh-based company that compiles profiles on schools and colleges across the country, was based on government statistics as well as reviews from parents and students. Among other metrics, the rankings took into account standardized test scores, teacher pay, extracurricular offerings, and racial and economic diversity.
Here’s a look at the top five local high schools as ranked by Niche’s 2022 Best Public High Schools and Best Private High Schools report, via WTOP.
1. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Va.
2. Poolesville High School, Montgomery County, Md
3. Walt Whitman High School, Montgomery County, Md
4. Winston Churchill High School, Montgomery County, Md
5. McLean High School, Fairfax County, Va.
1. Georgetown Day School, Washington, D.C.
2. Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C.
3. National Cathedral School, Washington, D.C.
4. Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, Md.
5. St. Albans School, Washington, D.C.