As part of Baltimore County’s celebration of American Education Week, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz honored seven Baltimore County public high schools ranked among the region’s 25 best by Niche, a nationally recognized website that evaluates schools and neighborhoods.
Niche recently released its 2018 rankings of every public and private school in the country, ranking them by city, state, and metropolitan area. High schools were given a final letter grade, based on a series of grades given in a wide variety of categories, including diversity, quality of the teachers, academic curriculum and the promotion of health and wellness. The Baltimore Business Journal reviewed Niche’s data and published a listing of the top 25 high schools in the Baltimore region, including seven BCPS high schools.
Kamenetz presented Executive Citations to the principals and student and staff representatives of these schools:
- Catonsville High School
- Dulaney High School
- Eastern Technical High School
- Hereford High School
- George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
- Towson High School
- Western School of Technology
“We are delighted that almost one-third of the top 25 high schools in our region are right here in Baltimore County,” said Kamenetz, who joked to the parents present at the event that their property values had just gone up based on the rankings. “These ranking are another testament to the excellent work being done by everyone in our school system.”
“I appreciate this opportunity to celebrate these schools that are truly jewels of their communities,” said BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White. “There is no mystery behind such excellence. It is the result of everyday commitment and dedication by leaders, staff, and families to prepare students for lifelong success. I am particularly proud of our schools for their well-rounded combination of high achievement, positive climates, and strong academic and extracurricular programming.”