Article originally posted on LoudounTimes.com.
Loudoun County, Va. (May 12, 2015) – Two of Loudoun’s public schools made it into first 50 of U.S. News’ list of top Va. high schools.
Briar Woods High School in Ashburn made it in the top 10 at number nine, while Loudoun County High in Leesburg made number 27.
A total of 100 Va. schools were deemed list-worthy in an examination of all U.S. public high schools.
The education ranking and advice outlet reviewed 29,070 public high school’s from across the country in its 2015 ranking.
Schools eligible for the U.S. News Best High School state ranking must have been awarded a national gold or silver medal.
Other Loudoun schools that made the top 100 Va. schools, though with no particular rank number, were: Broad Run High (Ashburn), Dominion High (Sterling), Freedom High (South Riding), Heritage High (Leesburg), John Champe High (Aldie), Loudoun Valley High (Purcellville), Park View High (Sterling), Potomac Falls High (Potomac Falls), Stone Bridge High (Ashburn), Tuscarora High (Leesburg) and Woodgrove High (Leesburg).
Last year, Loudoun had three schools in the list, including Loudoun Valley High School at 14, Dominion High at 15 and Potomac Falls at 18.
Here’s the 2015 top 10 for Va. high schools:
1. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria
2. Langley High School, McLean
3. W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax
4. McLean High School, McLean
5. George Mason High School, Falls Church
6. Oakton High School, Vienna
7. James Madison High School, Vienna
8. Richmond Community High School, Richmond
9. Briar Woods High School, Ashburn
10. Fairfax High School, Fairfax