Newsweek released their top high schools of 2010 list, and Columbia Heights' own Bell Multicultural High School is #37 in the nation and also the best in DC. Pretty cool to see.
The methodology is a little confusing, as it's based more on having average students do well and take AP tests rather than say which school is best, so they leave out a number of "elite" schools with high SAT scores. In any case, it's nice to see local kids doing well and getting rewarded for it.
Here's Bell's profile. They've improved since the 2007 ratings, and now more students are taking and doing well on AP tests.
Photo by Mr. T in DC