CHS ranked No. 1 in MD for third consecutive year

By Natalie Cortez, Public Relations Manager

CHS has done it again—landing the No.1 school ranking in Maryland for the third year in a row.

According to the report by U.S. News and World Report, CHS ranks as the best high school in Maryland against the 240 other charter, magnet and public high schools in the state. CHS placed 52 nationwide.

Schools were evaluated on AP performance, the student-teacher ratio, and how students performed in the state’s math and English exams.

At CHS, 92 percent of students participated in APs with an 84 percent passing rate. According to the report, CHS’ college readiness index is 85.6 out of 100.

The 111 teachers at CHS play a significant part in the school’s success with the 19 to 1 student-teacher ratio.

“I really like that teachers make themselves so available to help students and are willing to sit down and work with them until they master the course material,” senior Wing-Mei Ko said.

The other aspect of the Maryland ranking involves English and Algebra scores, measured by student High School Assessment results.

Ninety-seven percent of CHS students are proficient in English with 64 percent being advanced. Ninety-seven percent are proficient in Algebra with 68 percent being advanced.