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High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory secondary education. It is preceded by primary education. High school is also the name used to describe the institution in which the final stage of compulsory education takes place. In the United States, high schools generally consist of grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, although the inclusion of grade 9 varies by school district.      
Walter Johnson High School is a top high school situated in the United States. Walter Johnson High School is located at 6400 Rock Spring Drive in Bethesda, an unincorporated region of Montgomery County, Maryland. The school was established in the year 1956. As of 2006, the school principal is Dr. Christopher S. Garran. Wildcat is the mascot and the school colors are green and white. The school is named in honor of the late Washington Senators' baseball pitcher, Walter Johnson, who resided in his Bethesda house just a few short miles away from the school on Old Georgetown Road.
APEX Walter Johnson’s signature program, Advanced Placement Experience, is in its ninth year. The APEX scholars program is designed to be a highly competitive four year course of study. Prospective students apply during their eighth grade year and are notified of their admission in the early spring prior to their ninth grade year. The application process includes making a list of activities, getting 4 teacher recommendations and taking an essay test.
Walter Johnson High School was rated as one of America's Best High Schools by Newsweek magazine and was named the 45th best public high school in the nation for 2004. The Academic team won the Washington Area Championship and the mid Atlantic Superbowl in 2005. The school also encourages the students to participate in various sports related activities as well like tennis, field hockey, track and field and soccer.

The mission of Walter Johnson High School is to prepare students to become confident, competent, ethical individuals and responsible citizens by creating a positive and nurturing school environment where staff, students, parents and the community work together to promote lifelong learning and to provide opportunities for students to reach their maximum potential. The students and faculty blend rigorous academic studies and exchanges into lives lived fully and committed to making a difference.

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