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In lists compiled by the Pittsburgh-based website Niche.com, Montgomery County high schools dominate new best schools rankings in Maryland and the Washington area.
In Maryland, county schools took eight of the top 10 positions. Poolesville was No. 1, Walter Johnson (WJ) No. 2 and Walt Whitman No. 3. Other county schools in the top 10 were Bethesda-Chevy Chase (B-CC) at No. 5, Richard Montgomery No. 6, Winston Churchill No. 7, Montgomery Blair No. 8 and Thomas S. Wootton No. 10.
In D.C. region rankings of schools, the County schools took seven of the top 10 slots, with Poolesville at No. 2 and WJ No. 4. Others county schools in the D.C.-area top 10 were Whitman at No. 5, B-CC No. 6, Richard Montgomery No. 7, Churchill No. 9 and Blair No. 10.
From an article by Douglas Tallman in the Bethesda BEAT on 30 Nov 2016.