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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

(Richmond)

2. Deep Run High School

(Henrico)

3. Richmond Community

High School (Richmond)

4. Cosby High School

(Chesterfield)

5. Godwin High School

(Henrico)

6. Glen Allen High School

(Henrico)

7. Midlothian High School

(Chesterfield)

8. Atlee High School

(Hanover)

9. Freeman High (Henrico)

10. James River High

(Chesterfield)

11. Clover Hill High

(Chesterfield)

12. Tucker High (Henrico)

13. Monacan High

(Chesterfield)

14. Thomas Dale High

(Chesterfield)

15. Goochland High

(Goochland)

16. Hanover High (Hanover)

17. Manchester High

(Chesterfield)

18. Prince George High (Prince

George)

19. New Kent High (New Kent)

20. Colonial Heights High

(Colonial Heights)

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