ESSEX, MD—An Essex high school has received national recognition.
Newsweek has named Eastern Technical High School one of the nation’s top STEM schools.
“Science, technology, engineering, mathematics—these are the fields in which our children need to be fluent,” said Newsweek’s global editor-in-chief Nancy Cooper. “The STEM skills that only specialists have today will be expected of virtually everyone in the American workforce tomorrow.”
Eastern Tech cracked the top 500, coming in at no. 240 overall.
The purpose of Newsweek’s ranking was “to determine which primary/secondary institutions in America best offer students experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) — as defined by the Congressional Research Service — while preparing them for post-secondary outcomes. Additional factors including affluence and median household income were taken into consideration in compiling the rankings.”