RHS Goes Unranked in national High School List

Jack Welch, Staff Writer

The U.S. News & World Report released its 2018 high school rankings May 9, listing RHS as unranked, a step down from 2017 when it was labeled a “gold medal” school.

The nationally recognized list ranks over 20,500 high schools in the U.S. based on student performance on state assessments, graduation rates and how well students are prepared for college.  

Additional lists are also created, ranking schools by state and county. This year the top three high schools in Maryland were all from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS): Winston Churchill, Thomas S.Wootton and Poolesville.

Many students at RHS were unaware of the school’s ranking this year. Upon learning of the report, some were unsurprised by the ranking.

“We’re just a smaller school which makes doing well a little bit harder,” senior Leo Wagner said. “Because we just have fewer students to do well.”