Va. high school scores No. 4 nationally in latest US News rankings


WTOP—U.S. News & World Report has changed the grading criteria this year for its annual rankings of the nation's best public high schools, yet a familiar name remains near the top of the class. And in terms of statewide performance, both Maryland and Virginia scored well, too.

Payton College Prep best in state in latest high school rankings by U.S. News. Five CPS schools are among the top 100 nationally in the latest annual ranking of U.S. high schools released Tuesday. In all, 20 Chicago Public Schools made the list of the top 100 high schools in Illinois: • Walter Payton College Prep (1st in state, and 9th nationally) • Northside College Prep (2nd in Illinois, [