Jay Mathews's Challenge Index

Monday, May 23, 2005

Public schools are ranked according to a ratio devised by Jay Mathews: the number of Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate tests taken by all students at a school in 2004 divided by the number of graduating seniors.

If you think that your school should be listed on the list, please contact Jay Mathews at mathewsj@washpost.com.

Ranked high schools in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia have been bolded.
* Schools that offer I.B. tests

1-100 | 101-200 | 201-300 | 301-400 | 401-500 | 501-600 | 601-700 | 701-800 | 801-900 | 901-1000 | 1001-1036

RankSchoolLocationStateIndexSubsidized
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1Jefferson County*IrondaleAla.10.7552
2International Academy*Bloomfield HillsMich.8.4220
3Stanton College Prep*JacksonvilleFla.7.3857.8
4Eastside* GainesvilleFla.6.68239
5H-B WoodlawnArlingtonVa.5.74714
6Science/Engineering MagnetDallasTexas5.54537.8
7Paxon* JacksonvilleFla.5.37313
8Pensacola*PensacolaFla.5.36263
9Raleigh CharterRaleighN.C.5.0890
10Hillsborough*TampaFla.5.08550
11Richard Montgomery*RockvilleMd.5.02913
12Highland ParkDallasTexas4.5880
13Coral Reef* MiamiFla.4.52827.5
14JerichoJerichoN.Y.4.3471.6
15McNair AcademicJersey CityN.J.4.34240
16Cold Spring HarborCold Spring HarborN.Y.4.3171
17WoottonRockvilleMd.4.3072
18Atlantic Community*Delray BeachFla.4.29123
19Eastern Sierra AcademyBridgeportCalif.4.25018
20Dreyfoos School of the ArtsWest Palm BeachFla.4.2055
21Troy*FullertonCalif.4.1651
22Great Neck SouthGreat NeckN.Y.4.1613.7
23George Mason*Falls ChurchVa.4.0988
24Interlake*  Wash.4.01831
25Harding University* CharlotteN.C.4.01738.3
26EdgemontScarsdaleN.Y.4.0150
27Wilson Magnet*RochesterN.Y.3.89563
28Los Angeles Center for Enriched StudiesLos AngelesCalif.3.89237
29Bethesda-Chevy Chase*BethesdaMd.3.87410
30ManhassetManhassetN.Y.3.8534
31Lincoln Park*ChicagoIll.3.81151.3
32NewportBellevueWash.3.8096
33Design & ArchitectureMiamiFla.3.80441.6
34W.T. WoodsonFairfaxVa.3.7486
35St. Petersburg* St. PetersburgFla.3.74222
36King*TampaFla.3.71540
37Myers Park* CharlotteN.C.3.68617.9
38East Chapel HillChapel HillN.C.3.62212
39Pittsford MendonPittsfordN.Y.3.5841.8
40Science Academy of South Texas MercedesTexas3.57042
41BellevueBellevueWash.3.5516
42GreeleyChappaquaN.Y.3.5190.2
43Great Neck NorthGreat NeckN.Y.3.5184
44Washington-Lee*ArlingtonVa.3.49132
45South Side*Rockville CentreN.Y.3.46910
46Banneker*WashingtonD.C.3.43227
47BrightonRochesterN.Y.3.4227
48Metro Academic & Classical* St. LouisMo.3.36218
49Dobbs Ferry*Dobbs FerryN.Y.3.3577.5
50LangleyMcLeanVa.3.3341
51YorktownArlingtonVa.3.28616
52Enloe*RaleighN.C.3.26918
53Miami PalmettoMiamiFla.3.25914
54Spruce Creek* Port OrangeFla.3.24710.4
55WyomingWyomingOhio3.2443
56North Mecklenburg*HuntersvilleN.C.3.24113.6
57Monta VistaCupertinoCalif.3.2362
58Booker T. Washington*Tulsa Okla.3.22022
59Mills University StudiesLittle RockArk.3.21650
60Alabama School of Fine ArtsBirminghamAla.3.1866
61Warwick* Newport NewsVa.3.17029.6
62Ft. Myers*Fort MyersFla.3.15220.3
63VandermeulenPort JeffersonN.Y.3.1231.9
64Indian HillCincinnatiOhio3.1221.8
65Marine & Science TechMiamiFla.3.11327
66Grimsley* GreensboroN.C.3.10623
67University Park CampusWorcesterMass.3.08076
68PlantTampaFla.3.06620
69Gunn Palo AltoCalif.3.0523.2
70ChurchillPotomacMd.3.0482
71WestlakeAustinTexas3.0351.8
72Miller Place Miller Place N.Y.3.0321
73Chapel Hill Chapel HillN.C.2.9839
74Sumner Academy* Kansas CityKan.2.98142.9
75Westwood*AustinTexas2.9786.5
76W. T. WhiteDallasTexas2.97147
77Pittsford SutherlandPittsfordN.Y.2.9671.4
78Lake Brantley Altamonte SpringsFla.2.95721
79Walter JohnsonBethesdaMd.2.9514
80Classen School of Advanced Studies*Oklahoma CityOkla.2.94528
81Torrey PinesSan Diego Calif.2.9291
82Palm Harbor University*Palm HarborFla.2.9087
83Robinson*FairfaxVa.2.9048
84RyeRyeN.Y.2.8992
85WheatleyOld WestburyN.Y.2.8871.4
86StevensonLincolnshireIll.2.8841
87Clarke County*BerryvilleVa.2.87712
88ButlerMatthewsN.C.2.87414.1
89Cocoa Beach* Cocoa BeachFla.2.8709.4
90High TechnologyLincroftN.J.2.8552.3
91RidgeBasking RidgeN.J.2.8551
92George Washington*DenverColo.2.85235
93CresskillCresskillN.J.2.8502
94ChantillyChantillyVa.2.84611
95Chagrin Falls Chagrin FallsOhio2.8291
96BriarcliffBriarcliff ManorN.Y.2.8291
97Rye NeckMamaroneckN.Y.2.8296
98BronxvilleBronxvilleN.Y.2.8130
99Pikesville BaltimoreMd.2.81211
100GrapevineGrapevineTexas2.7887.7

Ranked high schools in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia have been bolded.
* Schools that offer I.B. tests

1-100 | 101-200 | 201-300 | 301-400 | 401-500 | 501-600 | 601-700 | 701-800 | 801-900 | 901-1000 | 1001-1036


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