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Area High Schools Among Nation's Best

More than two dozen area schools make the list



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    Our area is home to more than two dozen of the very best high schools in the country.

    Newsweek and the Daily Beast just released this year's list ofthe 1,000 very best high schools.

    Thomas Jefferson, which finished second in other recent list of top high schools, in Fairfax County came in 10th.

    George Mason High in Fairfax County and Poolesville High School also made the Top 100.

    In all, 26 high schools in the Washington region made the list.

    The No. 1 school in the nation is the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.

    The rankings were compiled by looking at graduation rates, the number of students who enrolled in college, and AP, IB and SAT test scores.