Marshall High School Named No. 3 In State
Madison is eighth on U.S. News & World Report's rankings of best high schools in Virginia
Vienna's Marshall and Madison High Schools are ranked third and eighth respectively in Virginia in rankings of the best high schools by U.S. News & World Report.
George C. Marshall High School also went on to earn the No. 55 spot on the organization's national list. Madison ranked 129th nationally, according to this year's report.
They were among the 21,776 U.S. public high schools reviewed and one of 96 Virginia schools to make the list.
Neighboring Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) has been ranked the second-best high school in the country and the best high school in the state of Virginia
The School for the Talented and Gifted in Texas was selected as the top school in the nation. The School of Science and Engineering Magnet in Texas, University High School in Arizona, and International Academy in Missouri rounded out the top five schools at third, fourth, and fifth, respectively.
According to the report, the rankings were calculated based on state proficiency standards, how well the schools prepare students for college and other factors. Schools were also awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on those factors.
Both Marshall and Madison received a gold medal ranking, placing them in the top 500 schools based on highest college readiness. College readiness is based on the percentages of 12th graders who were tested and passed AP exams.
Eighteen Virginia schools received gold medals, 19 were awarded silver medals and 59 received bronze medals.
For more on each school's rankings, click here.