Post issues open call to school communities

Sept. 4, 2004, midnight | By Samir Paul | 19 years, 10 months ago

Survey invites input on best high schools in area

The Washington Post Magazine has requested that parents, students and staff-members from schools around the area nominate what they believe to be the best local high schools.

Post Education Reporter Jay Mathews solicited nominations in a Sep. 5 article in The Washington Post Magazine that expressed his desire to conduct a survey to learn about what the community believes are the best high schools in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Maryland suburbs like Montgomery, Prince George's, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's counties.

Mathews requested that community members send "concrete details and anecdotal evidence" supporting choices for three categories: best local public high schools, best private high schools and best schools that do well in addressing the needs of minorities, students who speak little English or students from disadvantaged backgrounds. He asked in the article that those who participate in the survey mention any personal connection to schools they nominate and evaluate the school's administration, environment, educational standards and anything else that would be important to families and students.

The Post Magazine will accept up to ten nominations in each category and will publish the results in its yearly Education Review.

To take part in the survey, send your opinion to or write to Mathews at the following address:

Jay Mathews
526 King St., Suite 515
Alexandria, VA 22314

Samir Paul. <b>Samir Paul</b>, a Magnet senior, spent the better part of his junior year at Blair brooding over everyone's favorite high-school publication and wooing Room 165's menopausal printer. He prides himself in being <i>THE</i> largest member of Blair Cross Country and looks forward to one more … More »

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