Wootton ranks 4th in Maryland, no surprise to students

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U.S. News & World Report ranks Wootton the fourth best public high school in Maryland.

Recently, Wootton was ranked the fourth best public high school in Maryland and the third best in MCPS by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings were based off students’ mathematics proficiency, reading proficiency, the school’s graduation rate, and the number of students who have taken at least one AP exam and passed at least one AP exam. 

The ranking came as no surprise to students. Sophomore Bailey Anne felt proud of the ranking and that the school deserves it. “This did not come as a surprise to me because Wootton is such a great school academically and community wise. The school has many amazing teachers, staff and students,” Anne said. 

Wootton’s ranking does not come as a surprise to me because I’ve always known that Wootton was a good school.”

— Jason Ho

Freshman Jason Ho feels fortunate to be able to be part of such an amazing school and agrees that the school deserves the ranking. “Wootton’s ranking does not come as a surprise to me because I’ve always known that Wootton was a good school,” Ho said.

Laura See, who is a senior, is on the same page. A while back, she was touring a top ranked college, when she started talking to a few students of the school who used to go to Wootton. They told her that even though the school seems super hard and competitive, they felt like they started with an advantage because Wootton prepared them so well. So it did not come as a surprise to See when she saw the school’s ranking. 

Although students believe Wootton deserves its ranking, they are hesitant to argue if Wootton deserves a higher one. “Since this is my first year at Wootton and we’ve been mostly online, I don’t have an opinion on whether or not we deserve [a higher] ranking. But, for my short time in the building, I can say that the teachers, staff and faculty members are all very friendly,” Ho said.