Families may also use the positions to see how colleges compare in the federal, local and state level on factors such as graduation rates and college readiness, Narayan said. The purpose of the positions is to provide insight into academic operation among underserved groups, showing how well schools are supporting these students, Anita Narayan, managing editor of education at U.S. News, said in a news release.

Thomas Jefferson Named Top High School In U.S. Again: U.S. News Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County was named the best high school in the USA, according to a new standing by U.S. News and World Report. The magnet school was rated No. 1 at 2020, also, and frequently ranks as the best college in the country.

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One of Northern Virginia colleges, Fairfax County had 11 high schools rated in the top 1,00o. Elsewhere in the region, Prince William had two large schools in the top 1,000, while Loudoun County, Arlington County and the city of Falls Church every had just one high school ranked in the top 1,000.