WASHINGTON – The Washington area boasts many of the top 500 high schools ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
The publication ranks the best public, charter and magnet high schools in the country. More than 21,000 public high schools were assessed in 49 states and the District of Columbia.
The top 500 are designated Gold Medal Schools for their well-rounded college preparation.
The following is a sampling of area schools, their rankings by U.S. News and World Report, their student-to-teacher ratios and college readiness index values.
The college readiness ranking is based on the percentage of seniors who tested and passed Advanced Placement exams.
See the full rankings here.
This story has been modified and updated.
Dick Uliano and Megan Cloherty contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP on Twitter.
The D.C. area has lots of water parks that combine cool water and fun.