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Virginia High School Named Best in the Country

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    Virginia High School Named Best in the Country

    A Northern Virginia high school has been named the top high school in the United States. 

    Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology was ranked number one by Newsweek.

    The magnet school, located in Alexandria, Virginia, has a 100 percent graduation rate, with 99 percent of students going to college after graduating, according to Newsweek.

    Admission into the school is extremely competitive, with a 17.9 percent acceptance rate in 2015, and requires testing, recommendations and essays.

    The school was also ranked among the best schools in America in the U.S. News and World Report.