WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lotus Prep today released the 2016 edition of Best DC Area High Schools to help families compare the academic quality of DC-area high schools. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Montgomery Blair High School's Magnet Program, and Sidwell Friends School rounded out the top three spots on the list.
The Lotus Prep rankings focus on academic excellence. Schools are ranked on objective academic outcomes including average SAT score, percentage of students named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists, and percentage of students named Presidential Scholar candidates.
38 schools made the cut, and the top 10 were singled out for special recognition.
"These are the only high school rankings of their kind," said Mike Weagley, chief executive officer at Lotus Prep. "No one else uses real data on real academic outcomes."
For his part, Dr. Evan Glazer, principal at #1-ranked Thomas Jefferson, took pride in the honor and lauded his students and faculty. "TJ is a very special place to learn," he said. "There are no boundaries. Curriculum standards expect students to be curious, push limits, and pursue innovation. Every day I feel inspired to learn from our students and teachers."
The full rankings are available at http://www.lotusprep.com/best-high-schools-dc/
- Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
- Montgomery Blair High School (magnet program)
- Sidwell Friends School
- National Cathedral School
- St. Albans School
- Maret School
- Georgetown Day School
- St. Anselm's School
- Holton-Arms School
- Potomac School
About Lotus Prep
Lotus Prep is an education company that has provided top 1 percentile tutoring to thousands of DC-area students. Lotus Prep teaches all academic subjects and admissions tests, including the SSAT, SAT, LSAT, GRE, MCAT, and GMAT. Founded in 2008, Lotus Prep is headquartered in Washington, DC.
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