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Open, Richmond Community and Deep Run named region’s best high schools

Posted at 12:48 PM, Apr 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-19 12:58:26-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Three Richmond-area high schools were named among the best in Virginia, according to the annual “Best High Schools” list compiled by U.S. News and World Report.

Deep Run High School, in Glen Allen, ranked #8 in the state and tops in the region.

Richmond Community High and Open High, both in the city of Richmond, finished #9 and #10 in Virginia.

The local schools ranked by U.S. News and World Report include:

#08 — Deep Run High School (Henrico County)
#09 — Richmond Community High School (Richmond)
#10 — Open High School (Richmond)
#26 — Glen Allen High School (Henrico County)
#27 — Cosby High School (Chesterfield County)
#32 — Godwin High School (Henrico County)
#33 — Freeman High School (Henrico County)
#36 — Midlothian High School (Chesterfield County)

“Virginia is home to 113 schools ranked in 2016 among the U.S. News Best High Schools,” the publication wrote. “The highly ranked Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is located in the Fairfax County Public Schools, near Washington and about 100 miles from the Virginia capital of Richmond.”

It is worth noting, the Maggie Walker Governor’s School in Richmond, which many consider to be one of the best high schools in the country, is not on this list because Maggie Walker is made up of students who technically attend other local schools. The governor’s school does not get to retain their grades and test scores.

Maggie Walker does regularly appear on the best schools list published by Newsweek.

School rankings are based on a number of factors, including student to teacher ratio, AP test scores, and graduation rates.

Click here to see the complete ranking of Virginia high schools.