…Other high schools at the top include suburban powerhouses Eastern Technical High School and the Western School of Technology and Environmental Science, both in Baltimore County, and River Hill High School in Howard County. Chesapeake Science Point, a small charter school in Anne Arundel County, came in fourth. The Sun analysis averaged the 2016 scores on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career, orPARCC, to produce a single passing percentage for each elementary, middle and high school in the region. The figure represents a school’s overall pass rate for all grade levels on both the reading and math tests. Each school was then ranked. When asked what helped their students succeed, the principals of Chesapeake Science Point, Eastern and Poly said their schools are committed to keeping high academic standards and to providing extra help to struggling students. … while Chesapeake provides extra help on Saturdays and tries to give extra attention both to the highest achievers and those who are doing poorly. But the principals also believe that building a strong sense of community within the school is important.