In Maryland, some schools overcome challenges to stand out in new rating system
Dec 6, 1:00 AM
Principal Matt Hornbeck rarely interrupts the school day to make announcements over the intercom. He doesn’t want to be a distraction during students’ time to learn. But on Tuesday, he couldn’t help himself. When he got the news that Hampstead Hill Academy was one of the top performing schools in the city — and the state — he had to share it with the students, teachers and staff.