U.S. News and World Report issued its rankings of 2016 top high schools in the U.S. this week, and area schools fared very well. Area schools were ranked at the top five slots for schools in Virginia, led by Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology at No. 1 (including No. 1 in the wider D.C.-Metro area and No. 5 in the entire U.S.), followed by McLean High at No. 2 (No. 108 in nation), Madison High at No. 3, (No. 151 in nation), George Mason High at No. 4 (No. 160 in nation), and Oakton High at No. 5 (No. 162 in nation).
Also, Falls Church’s Marshall High was ranked No. 11 (No. 343 in nation). Overall, Maryland was ranked the top overall state followed by District at six and Virginia at 12.