U.S. News & World Report has released their annual list of best high schools in the country for 2018. Of the 28,813 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia, 103 Virginia high schools were nationally recognized. Of those 103 Virginia schools, 23 are located in and around the Hampton Roads area. The schools are ranked with a national silver, gold, or bronze medal based on their student performance, graduation rates, test performance, and college readiness levels. Chesapeake was the only school district in the area to have all of their high schools nationally recognized.