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12 BCPS high schools named among region’s 50 best, Perry Hall High School ranked No. 31

TOWSON, MD—Nearly a quarter of the region’s 50 best public high schools are in Baltimore County, according to 2021 annual rankings compiled by Niche, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education and test scores, college data, and ratings collected from Niche users.

In addition, Niche ranked George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology as the nation’s 58th best high school for arts education.

For the regional rankings, schools from Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, and Howard counties were reviewed, and the following 12 Baltimore County Public Schools appeared in the top 50 overall:

School, ranking
Eastern Technical High School, 6th
Hereford High School, 8th
Dulaney High School, 9th
George W. Carver Center for Arts & Technology, 10th
Towson High School, 12th
Western School of Technology, 13th
Catonsville High School, 27th
Pikesville High School, 29th
Perry Hall High School, 31st
Franklin High School, 34th
Loch Raven High School, 41st
Sparrows Point High School, 44th

In addition, Niche compared schools in the same region for best teachers, best college prep, most diversity, and best athletics. BCPS claimed more than a quarter of the top 50 schools on the list for best teachers and 29 percent of the 42 ranked schools on the college prep list. BCPS schools claimed 40 percent of the top 50 slots on the list for most diversity and more than a quarter of those on the top 50 list for best athletics.

Best Teachers
School, ranking
Hereford High School, 2nd
Dulaney High School, 5th
Eastern Technical High School, 8th
Carver Center, 13th
Towson High School, 17th
Catonsville High School, 19th
Perry Hall High School, 22nd
Pikesville High School, 28th
Western School of Technology, 30th
Loch Raven High School, 40th
Sparrows Point, 45th
Franklin High School, 46th
Chesapeake High School, 50th

Best College Prep
School, ranking
Dulaney High School, 7th
Towson High School, 9th
Eastern Technical High School, 10th
Carver Center, 13th
Hereford High School, 14th
Western School of Technology, 17th
Pikesville High School, 23rd
Catonsville High School, 25th
Perry Hall High School, 32nd
Franklin High School, 33rd
Loch Raven High School, 37th
Parkville High School, 41st

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Most Diverse
School, ranking
Parkville High School, 5th
Ridge Ruxton School, 7th
Lansdowne High School, 10th
Dundalk High School, 12th
Kenwood High School 20th
Perry Hall High School 22nd
Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, 23rd
Eastern Technical High School, 24th
Carver Center, 26th
Owings Mills High School, 27th
Catonsville High School, 29th
Western School of Technology, 30th
Battle Monument School, 31st
Franklin High School, 34th
Dulaney High School, 37th
Pikesville High School, 39th
Chesapeake High School, 41st
Loch Raven High School, 46th
Maiden Choice School, 47th
Crossroads Center, 49th

Most for Athletes
School, ranking
Hereford High School, 1st
Sparrows Point High School, 8th
Milford Mill Academy, 9th
Dulaney High School, 10th
Perry Hall High School, 11th
Franklin High School, 12th
New Town High School, 14th
Towson High School, 19th
Eastern Technical High School, 30th
Loch Raven High School, 35th
Pikesville High School, 44th
Kenwood High School, 45th
Randallstown High School, 47th

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