15 Maryland High Schools on Best STEM High School List

Newsweek released a list of the best 500 high schools in America for STEM and 15 of them are located in Maryland. STEM refers to the grouping of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses.

From Maryland Matters:

“Children are natural STEM students. They love to explore,” Newsweek Global Editor in Chief Nancy Cooper said in a statement with the rankings. “We need to make sure that innate drive, curiosity and creativity aren’t lost along the way.”

Among the schools deemed tops for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are “high-profile institutions” in urban areas and “small but strong programs” around the United States, according to Cooper. In all cases, she said the best STEM schools have “skilled teachers who keep up with developments in these fields and who create dynamic learning environments to engage their students.”

Following is the list of Maryland schools on the top 500 list:

  • Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (Baltimore)
  • Poolesville High School (Poolesville)
  • Thomas S. Wootton High School (Rockville)
  • Eastern Technical High School (Essex)
  • Holton-Arms School (Bethesda)
  • Centennial High School (Ellicott City)
  • Winston Churchill High School (Potomac)
  • River Hill High School (Clarksville)
  • Towson High School (Towson)
  • Gilman School (Baltimore)
  • Marriotts Ridge High School (Marriottsville)
  • The Bryn Mawr School (Baltimore)
  • Walt Whitman High School (Bethesda)
  • Urbana High School (Ijamsville)
  • McDonogh School (Owings Mills)

See the full list at Newsweek.