APS News Release

U.S. News and World Report Releases High School Rankings

U.S. News and World Report Releases High School Rankings It’s that time of year and the U.S. News and World Report high school rankings were released this week. U.S. News reviewed more than 29,000 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and included almost 21,000 in their final report. The magazine hired RTI International, an outside firm, to compile the results. RTI used its own methodology to rank schools, using data for 12th graders from state and national sources for the 2012-13 school year. All APS high schools were listed in the top 11% in the state and the top 6% in the nation. The results for State/National Rankings respectively for the APS comprehensive high Schools (out of 327 Virginia High Schools and 21,000 US High Schools) are as follows:

  • Yorktown #12/299
  • Washington-Lee #20/537
  • Wakefield #36/1257
  • NOTE: H-B Woodlawn – is not included in the ranking because H-B scores are included with the students’ diploma high school in state and national reports

The complete U.S. News and World Report List is available online along with the ranking Methodology.