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U.S. News & World Report, the news outlet famous for its rankings of colleges and high schools, has released its top high schools for this year broken down by metropolitan area.

This is the first time U.S. News has ranked high schools by metropolitan area. It usually just sorts top high schools by state.

The rankings were based on scores judging a school’s quality, such as math and reading tests and graduation rates. Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate results were also weighed in the rankings.

Here are the top 20 high schools in the Richmond area, according to U.S. News & World Report:

1. Open High School


2. Deep Run High School


3. Richmond Community

High School (Richmond)

4. Cosby High School


5. Godwin High School


6. Glen Allen High School


7. Midlothian High School


8. Atlee High School


9. Freeman High (Henrico)

10. James River High


11. Clover Hill High


12. Tucker High (Henrico)

13. Monacan High


14. Thomas Dale High


15. Goochland High


16. Hanover High (Hanover)

17. Manchester High


18. Prince George High (Prince


19. New Kent High (New Kent)

20. Colonial Heights High

(Colonial Heights)

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