Towson High School was named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

It was one of six named in Maryland in 2010, and is the 15th school in Baltimore County to receive the honor, and the third Baltimore County High School to do so.

According to the Baltimore County Public Schools article:

Blue Ribbon School designation is a state and national program that recognizes schools that meet rigorous standards developed by the Maryland State Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education.

Towson High School students are 98% proficient or above in Mathematics and 99% in English, according to the Maryland State Department of Education tests, and even Newsweek has named the school to its annual list of the best high schools in the nation for the past few years. In 2010, it was ranked #334.

This could help Towson house values as many homebuyers may look to the high school’s current zoning district to try to send their children to the school.

What buyers need to be aware of, is that school districts can be adjusted at any time, as many Towson homeowners found when West Towson Elementary School was opening.

Meanwhile, CONGRATULATIONS to Towson High School students and staff! Your hard work is definitely shining through!