Wednesday, May 21, 2008

6 Montgomery Schools Among Nation's Top 100

Newsweek's list of the Top 100 Public High Schools in the country is out and, for the first time ever, a local district has the distinction of the most schools on the list.

Montgomery County boasts six schools in the top 100, but many schools in the D.C. area received high marks.

Parents told News 4's Michael Flynn that how schools are rated is important to them.

"It's the reason we chose this area, absolutely," one parent said.

Montgomery's six top high schools include Richard Montgomery with a ranking at 32, Thomas S. Wootten at 59, Bethesda-Chevy Chase at 63, Walt Whitman at 68, Walter Johnson at 75 and Winston Churchill at 96. All of the county's high schools made Newsweek's top 1,000.

Schools superintendent Dr. Jerry Weast called the distinction "a big payback for our citizens and taxpayers."

Four Fairfax high schools made the list with Langley doing best with a ranking of 55, followed by W.T. Woodson at 73, Lake Braddock at 93 and Mclean at 97. In Falls Church, George Mason ranked at 58.

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