Montgomery County Public and Private Schools Ranked Best in Maryland

Montgomery County is home to some of the best schools in the country. released a new list for their 2019 ranking of the best schools at preparing students for college; specifically a list of the top 75 Maryland schools featuring 14 public schools and 12 private schools in Montgomery County. The top ranked public school is Poolesville High School and the top private school is Holton-Arms. Niche determined the list based on data from the Department of Education, test scores, college data, and ratings from Niche users.

1. Holton-Arms School, Private School, Bethesda

2. Poolesville High School, Montgomery County Public Schools

5.  Walt Whitman High School, MCPS

6. Winston Churchill High School, MCPS

7. Thomas S. Wootton High School, MCPS

8. Georgetown Preparatory School, Private, North Bethesda

10. Richard Montgomery High School, MCPS

12. Landon School, Private, Bethesda

15. Walter Johnson High School, MCPS

16. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, MCPS

17. Montgomery Blair High School, MCPS

19. Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Private, Bethesda

21. The Bullis School, Private, Potomac

28. Sandy Spring Friends School, Private, Sandy Spring

32. Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Private, Rockville

33. Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Private, Olney

35. Rochambeau French International School, Private, Bethesda

36. Quince Orchard High School, MCPS

37. The Heights School, Private, Potomac

43. Sherwood High School, MCPS

58. Washington Waldorf School, Private, Bethesda

60. Northwest High School, MCPS

61. Rockville High School, MCPS

64. Covenant Life School, Private, Gaithersburg

70. Col. Zadok Magruder High School, MCPS

74. Damascus High School, MCPS

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3 Responses to “Montgomery County Public and Private Schools Ranked Best in Maryland”

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    On July 25, 2019 at 9:39 am responded with... #

    Why did youbnot include springbrook blake or paintbrance on this list …one a IB school one focuses on pre med…one a school of the arts…..seems you have a Weat aide bias…i mean tale the magnet school out of blair and its a dc public school

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    On July 25, 2019 at 4:32 pm responded with... #

    Their list isn’t theirs; they’re referencing a list from – if you click on the word “list” at the top, it’ll take you to the website. No bias on MCM’s part.

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    On July 27, 2019 at 11:24 pm responded with... #

    Good Counsel 33 you seen that school??

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