Release Date: 8/31/2015
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Newsweek recognizes six BCPS high schools as among the best in the nation

Eastern Tech and New Town cited for “Beating the Odds"

TOWSON, MD — Newsweek has named five Baltimore County public schools as among its 2015 top 1,000 high schools in the nation. In addition, Eastern Tech, which is one of those five, and New Town High have been recognized on the magazine’s “Beating the Odds" list, which considers both high academic performance and students’ socio-economic backgrounds.

The BCPS schools named among the top 1,000 in the nation are:

  • Dulaney High School (#571)
  • Eastern Technical High School (#556)
  • George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology (#603)
  • Hereford High School (#671)
  • Towson High School (#750)
New Town High (which ranked just out of the top 1,000 at #1,018) and Eastern Tech placed #452 and #410 respectively on the Beating the Odds list. Both schools also were identified as meeting Newsweek’s equity measure by helping students from low-income families score at or above state averages on standardized tests.

“While Newsweek and other organizations use various methods for judging the quality of high schools, the ultimate measure of success for BCPS is to have all students graduate globally competitive and ready to succeed in college, careers, and life," said Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance.

“The six high schools recognized by Newsweek," Dance added, “exemplify the high levels of academic rigor and student engagement that we see in high schools across our county. The success of our high school students reflects the firm foundation our elementary and middle schools provide."

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