Where Is MLWGS?

The new US News and World Report rankings of public high schools appears to have a glaring oversight - they didn't rank MLWGS as the number 1 high school in the nation! 

In fact, MLWGS doesn't appear anywhere in their rankings of nearly 22,000 high schools. How could this be?

The explanation is simple: One of the criteria for consideration in the US News rankings is the school's SOL scores. Since MLWGS scores follow the students back to their home school system, US News won't consider it. The good news is that both Newsweek and the Washington Post have considered MLWGS for their rankings in the past, and both are now in the process of compiling their lists.