The U.S. News & World Report has released their 2017 Best High Schools in America rankings; and schools around Hampton Roads were nationally recognized.
Factors in the rankings included academic outcomes, opportunities for students to take Advanced Placement coursework, and how well it prepares students for college-readiness.
118 high schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia made the list. Norfolk’s Maury High School is our area’s highest ranked, coming in at #24 among Virginia schools and earning a place in the top 800 schools in the nation. This is out of the more than 22,000 public schools included in the review.
Jamestown, Princess Anne, Poquoson, Hickory and Norview were just a few of the schools that came in after Maury that earned silver medals while staying in the top 1,000 nationally.
A few schools lower in the rankings earning bronze medals and national recognition included; I.C. Norcom, Western Branch and Indian River, just to name a few.
You can check out the full rankings here.