One Frederick County School Among Top Public High Schools In Maryland.

Rankings are based on academic performance and college readiness in national study.

(Frederick, Md. (LR) – Urbana High School is among the top 20 public high schools in Maryland, according to rankings released by U.S. News and World Report.

Urbana High rates number 16 in the state in the assessment of academic performance, graduation rates and college readiness. Some 210 Maryland public high schools were ranked in the report released last week.

U.S. News says Urbana has 64 percent of its students in Advanced Placement courses. The report says Urbana High has a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. The school rates 895th out of more than 17,000 schools assessed nationwide.

Oakdale High is the second-highest rated Frederick County public high school in this study. Oakdale is ranked 32nd in Maryland.

Middletown High School is rated number 40 in the state. It is followed by Linganore at 42, Brunswick at number 68, Walkersville at 77 and Tuscarora at number 80. Governor Thomas Johnson High is 118, followed by Frederick High at 123 and Catoctin rated 130. U.S. News says it’s rankings did not include Frederick County’s specialized schools Heather Ridge and Rock Creek.

The top rated school in Maryland according to this study is Poolesville High in Montgomery County. Montgomery, Howard and Baltimore Counties each have multiple schools in the top 20.

Washington County’s highest ranking school is the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts at number 21 in the state. Liberty High School, at number 27, is the top public high school in Carroll County in this report.