South River High Makes US News ‘Top High Schools’ Ranking at No. 15
US News and World Report just released their 2013 High School Rankings, naming South River High School a Top 500 National and Maryland Top 30 finisher. In all, four Anne Arundel County Schools made the cut. They are:
- South River High, Edgewater (No. 15 in Maryland)
- Severna Park High, Severna Park (No. 8 in Maryland)
- Broadneck High, Annapolis (No. 10 in Maryland)
- Chesapeake High, Pasadena (No. 28 in Maryland)
The top school in the state was Winston Churchhill High School in Potomac (Montgomery County).
The rankings are based on a variety of measures, including student to teacher ratio, college readiness based on Advanced Placement (AP) tests and how students performed on math and reading state exit exams.
South River students had the following measures:
- 2104 students to 118 teachers (18 to 1 ration)
- 66 percent of students tested for AP exams, 47 percent passed
- 98 percent of students tested proficient in algebra, 2 percent were not
- 94 percent of students tested proficient in English, 6 percent were not
Overall, South River ranked number 342 nationally and was named a Gold Medal school as a Top 500 national finalist.
The top nationally-ranked school in the area, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, came in fourth with a 17 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio and 100 percent of students testing and passing AP exams.