GreatSchools Ratings for Maryland
In calculating these ratings, GreatSchools analyzed the 2011-2012 Maryland State Assessment (MSA) reading, math, and science results and the High School Assessments (HSA) English 2, algebra, and biology results for the school and compared them to the test results for all Maryland schools with the same grade levels.
If there are no GreatSchools Ratings for a school, the school's test results were either not reported or incomplete.
Keep in mind that when comparing schools using GreatSchools Ratings, it's important to factor in other information, including the quality of each school's teachers, the school culture, special programs, etc.
GreatSchools Ratings cannot be compared across states, because of differences in the states' standardized testing programs.