With the release of the annual high school rankings by U.S. News and World Report, Loudoun County has three schools in the top 400 schools in the nation.
Loudoun Valley, Dominion and Potomac Falls high schools all received gold medals and were in the top 20 schools in the state of Virginia.
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a governor's school that Loudoun sends more than 200 of its students to every year, is the fourth best high school in the nation and first in the state.
Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.
Loudoun Valley, the highest ranking Loudoun high school, is the 14th best high school in the state and ranked 316 nationally with a college readiness rating of 55.8. At Loudoun Valley, 80 percent of its students are enrolled in the AP program.
Dominion ranked as the 15th best high school in the state and 326 nationally. The school had a college readiness rating of 55.2. Dominion has 74 percent enrollment in its AP program.
Potomac Falls came in as the 18th best school in the state with a college readiness level of 51.9. PFHS ranked as the 387 best school in the nation. The Sterling school has an AP enrollment of 65 percent.
All three schools received gold medal ratings.