Virginia has received great marks when it comes to public high schools placing 10 schools in Newsweek's list of the top 100 public high schools in the nation. Top Va schools were H-B Woodlawn in Arlington (13), Clarke County in Berryville (32), Washington-Lee of Arlington(33), and Yorktown in Arlington (59).
Public schools are ranked according to a ratio devised by Jay Mathews: the number of Advanced Placement, Intl. Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2006 divided by the number of graduating seniors.
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