U.S. News & World Report released their 2018 list of the “Best High Schools” in the country and 19 local schools joined the ranks.
Out of the 103 schools in the state that were on the list, 16 schools in Hampton Roads received silver medals and 3 Hampton Roads’ schools were ranked with bronzed medals.
There were some local schools that received bronze recognition, but were not ranked in the state or nationally.
Local Silver Medal Winners:
- Jamestown High School, Williamsburg – #17 in Virginia, #795 in the U.S.
- Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach – #20 in Virginia, #940 in the U.S.
- Maury High School, Norfolk – #24 in Virginia, #1197 in the U.S.
- Hickory High School, Chesapeake – #26 in Virginia, #1289 in the U.S.
- York High School, Yorktown – #28 in Virginia, #1428 in the U.S.
- Ocean Lakes High School, Virginia Beach – #29 in Virginia, #1635 in the U.S.
- First Colonial High School, Virginia Beach – #30 in Virginia, #1731 in the U.S.
- Grassfield High School, Chesapeake – #32 in Virginia, #1907 in the U.S.
- Salem High School, Virginia Beach – #33 in Virginia, #1937 in the U.S.
- Achievable Dream Middle/High School, Newport News – #34 in Virginia, #2102 in the U.S.
- Great Bridge High School, Chesapeake – #35 in Virginia, #2108 in the U.S.
- Norview High School, Norfolk – #38 in Virginia, #2369 in the U.S.
- Tallwood High School, Virginia Beach – #39 in Virginia, #2376 in the U.S.
- Bayside High School, Virginia Beach – #40 in Virginia, #2382 in the U.S.
- Granby High School, Norfolk – #41 in Virginia, #2418 in the U.S.
- Warwick High School, Newport News – #44 in Virginia, #2554 in the U.S.
Local Bronze Medal Winners:
- Western Branch High, Chesapeake – #50 in Virginia
- Oscar F. Smith High, Chesapeake – #52 in Virginia
- Deep Creek High, Chesapeake – #63 in Virginia
U.S. News & World Report partners with North Carolina-based RTI International to research and collect data on the schools and rank them each year.
According to their website, school rankings are based on the principles that the school serves all of its students well and it produces measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.