Severna Park High received the second-highest marks of Anne Arundel County Schools in a Washington Post ranking of schools across the country.
The Post's ranking of the nation's most challenging high schools evaluated schools on the number of high-level tests (such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaurate) given to students each year. They were also scored based on how many students passed at least one college-level test.
In its ranking of schools in Maryland, Severna Park ranked 13th.
The 2013 rankings also featured high marks for South River (6th), Annapolis (17th) and Broadneck (19th).
See the full rankings in the Washington Post.