McLean's own Langley High School was ranked in the top 100 high schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
The rankings, released late Tuesday, put Langley High School at no. 96 in the United States.
The rankings were based on evaluations of data from more than 19,000 schools across the United States. Data included information on state proficiency tests, how well minority students were performing compared to state averages, and the success of the school’s Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. U.S. News teamed up with the D.C.-based American Institutes for Research to analyze the data.In addition, Langley was ranked the fourth-best high school in Virginia (behind Thomas Jefferson, George Mason in Falls Church, and James Madison in Vienna).
Fairfax County’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is the fourth-best high school in the nation, according to the 2014 rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
The top three high schools in the United States are School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, BASIS Scottsdale in Arizona, and Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology in Lawrenceville, Ga. (See the full list here.)
George Mason High School in Falls Church also cracked the top 100, coming in at 76 nationwide.
According to the rankings, the top 10 high schools in the state of Virginia are all public schools in the Fairfax County, Falls Church or Arlington school systems: