Top 10 Best Public High Schools in Maryland (2024)

The top ranked public high schools in Maryland are Thomas S.
Wootton High School, Walt Whitman High School and Eastern Technical High School. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public high schools are Clarksville, Potomac and Bethesda.
A school's overall testing rank is based on a it's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. The average percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Maryland is 25%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 45%.

Top Ranked Public High Schools in Maryland (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Thomas S. Wootton High School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 83% (Top 1%)
Reading: 89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
2100 Wootton Pkwy
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 740-1500
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Walt Whitman High School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 82% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
7100 Whittier Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 740-4800
Rank: #33.
Eastern Technical High School
Vocational School
Magnet School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 96%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 77% (Top 1%)
Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1100 Mace Ave
Essex, MD 21221
(443) 809-0190
Rank: #44.
River Hill High School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
12101 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 313-7120
Rank: #55.
Winston Churchill High School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 83% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
11300 Gainsborough Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
(240) 740-5400
Rank: #66.
Centennial High School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75% (Top 5%)
Reading: 88% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
4300 Centennial Ln
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2856
Rank: #77.
Poolesville High School
Magnet School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
17501 W Willard Rd
Poolesville, MD 20837
(240) 740-2400
Rank: #88.
Western School Of Technology
Vocational School
Magnet School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 71% (Top 5%)
Reading: 88% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
100 Kenwood Ave
Catonsville, MD 21228
(443) 809-0840
Rank: #99.
Mount Hebron High School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 69% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
9440 Old Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 313-2880
Rank: #1010.
Marriotts Ridge High School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 72% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
12100 Woodford Dr
Marriottsville, MD 21104
(410) 313-5568
Rank: #1111.
Urbana High School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 71% (Top 5%)
Reading: 81% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
3471 Campus Dr
Ijamsville, MD 21754
(240) 236-7600
Rank: #1212.
Bethesda-chevy Chase High School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 66% (Top 5%)
Reading: 86% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
4301 East-west Hwy
Bethesda, MD 20814
(240) 740-0400
Rank: #1313.
Walter Johnson High School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 67% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
6400 Rock Spring Dr
Bethesda, MD 20814
(240) 740-6900
Rank: #1414.
Severna Park High School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 76% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
60 Robinson Rd
Severna Park, MD 21146
(410) 544-0900
Rank: #1515.
Academy Of Health Sciences At Pgcc
Magnet School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 55-59% (Top 10%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
301 Largo Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
(301) 546-7247
Rank: #1616.
Glenelg High School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 69% (Top 5%)
Reading: 73% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
14025 Burnt Woods Rd
Glenelg, MD 21737
(410) 313-5528
Rank: #1717.
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
(Math: 58% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 58% (Top 10%)
Reading: 81% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
1400 W Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 396-7026
Rank: #1818.
Hereford High School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 65% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
17301 York Rd
Parkton, MD 21120
(443) 809-1905
Rank: #1919.
Broadneck High School
Magnet School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 58% (Top 10%)
Reading: 78% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
1265 Green Holly Dr
Annapolis, MD 21409
(410) 757-1300
Rank: #2020.
Towson High School
Magnet School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 57% (Top 10%)
Reading: 79% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
69 Cedar Ave
Towson, MD 21286
(443) 809-3608
Rank: #2121.
Richard Montgomery High School
Magnet School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 63% (Top 10%)
Reading: 73% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
250 Richard Montgomery Dr
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 740-6100
Rank: #2222.
Oakdale High School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 58% (Top 10%)
Reading: 76% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
5850 Eaglehead Drive
Ijamsville, MD 21754
(240) 566-9400
Rank: #2323.
Howard High School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 56% (Top 10%)
Reading: 79% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
8700 Old Annapolis Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2867
Rank: #2424.
George W. Carver Center For Arts & Technology
Vocational School
Magnet School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 50% (Top 20%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
938 York Rd
Towson, MD 21204
(443) 809-2775
Rank: #2525.
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Magnet School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 53% (Top 20%)
Reading: 76% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
7601 Hanover Pkwy
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 513-5400
Rank: #2626.
Northern High School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 50% (Top 20%)
Reading: 77% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
2950 Chaneyville Rd
Owings, MD 20736
(443) 550-8950
Rank: #2727.
Northwest High School
Magnet School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 52% (Top 20%)
Reading: 73% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
13501 Richter Farm Rd
Germantown, MD 20874
(301) 601-4660
Rank: #2828.
Middletown High School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 50% (Top 20%)
Reading: 76% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
200 Schoolhouse Dr
Middletown, MD 21769
(240) 236-7400
Rank: #2929.
Montgomery Blair High School
Magnet School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 52% (Top 20%)
Reading: 71% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
51 University Blvd E
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(301) 649-2800
Rank: #3030.
Sherwood High School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 57% (Top 10%)
Reading: 67% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
300 Olney-sandy Spring Rd
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
(301) 924-3200
Rank: #3131.
South River High School
Magnet School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60% (Top 10%)
Reading: 66% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
201 Central Ave E
Edgewater, MD 21037
(410) 956-5600
Rank: #3232.
Clarksburg High School
Magnet School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 47% (Top 20%)
Reading: 74% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
22500 Wims Rd
Clarksburg, MD 20871
(240) 740-6000
Rank: #3333.
Century High School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 61% (Top 30%)
Grades: 9-12
355 Ronsdale Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
(410) 386-4400
Rank: #3434.
Liberty High School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
Reading: 60% (Top 30%)
Grades: 9-12
5855 Bartholow Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
(410) 751-3560
Rank: #3535.
Huntingtown High School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 50% (Top 20%)
Reading: 69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
4125 N Solomons Island Rd
Huntingtown, MD 20639
(443) 550-8810
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