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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101MuirSan DiegoCalif.2.77476.1
102MadisonViennaVa.2.7727
103OaktonViennaVa.2.76310
104Black RiverHollandMich.2.75641
105OlympicCharlotteN.C.2.71830.5
106La JollaLa JollaCalif.2.70915
107Lakeside AtlantaGa.2.68925.9
108WhitmanBethesdaMd.2.6882
109Lake BraddockBurkeVa.2.68711
110Leon TallahasseeFla.2.6828
111Colleyville HeritageColleyvilleTexas2.6817
112Lakewood*LakewoodColo.2.66718
113Bellaire*BellaireTexas2.65928.2
114Providence CharlotteN.C.2.6465.5
115Syosset SyossetN.Y.2.6430.2
116Rickards*TallahasseeFla.2.62665
117WestlakeWestlake VillageCalif.2.6186.6
118University IrvineCalif.2.6141
119Dover-SherbornDoverMass.2.6131.4
120Bernards*BernardsvilleN.J.2.6113
121HarrisonHarrisonN.Y.2.6096.2
122North Shore Glen Head N.Y.2.6095.1
123BuchholzGainesvilleFla.2.60025
124Half Hollow Hills EastDix HillsN.Y.2.5921.2
125HastingsHastings-on-HudsonN.Y.2.5902.9
126FarmingtonFarmingtonConn.2.5860
127WestfieldChantillyVa.2.58311
128Governor's School for Arts & HumanitiesGreenvilleS.C.2.5818
129McLean (tie)McLeanVa.2.5787
129New Hartford (tie)New HartfordN.Y.2.5782.7
131IrvingtonIrvington N.Y.2.5750.6
132John Jay Cross RiverN.Y.2.5741
133La CanadaLa Canada-FlintridgeCalif.2.5701
134MemorialHoustonTexas2.57011
135TesoroRancho Santa MargaritaCalif.2.5695
136Lewiston-PorterYoungstownN.Y.2.5603.1
137Paschal Fort WorthTexas2.54339.7
138HewlettHewlettN.Y.2.5331.6
139CalhounMerrickN.Y.2.5321.7
140Byram HillsArmonkN.Y.2.5240.5
141West Morris Mendham*MendhamN.J.2.5200
142West SpringfieldSpringfieldVa.2.5209
143South Texas High School for Health ProfessionsMercedesTexas2.51854.5
144Princess Anne*Virginia BeachVa.2.51823
145Oak ParkOak ParkCalif.2.5161.5
146SolonSolonOhio2.5162
147Hinsdale CentralHinsdaleIll.2.5102
148Millburn MillburnN.J.2.5020
149Summit SummitN.J.2.50019
150CentrevilleCliftonVa.2.49915
151Park CityPark CityUtah2.49413
152San MarinoSan MarinoCalif.2.4940
153Valley Stream SouthValley StreamN.Y.2.49226
154LincolnTallahasseeFla.2.48911
155Montgomery BlairSilver SpringMd.2.48822
156Southside*GreenvilleS.C.2.4871
157Belmont BelmontMass.2.4733.8
158ChilesTallahasseeFla.2.4713.9
159KennedyBellmoreN.Y.2.4671
160Walton MariettaGa.2.4602
161International SchoolBellevueWash.2.4515
162East Mecklenburg* CharlotteN.C.2.44631.9
163South Mecklenburg CharlotteN.C.2.44415.8
164School for Advanced Studies MiamiFla.2.443n/a
165Lyman LongwoodFla.2.44238
166Lyndon B. JohnsonAustinTexas2.44241
167Sunny Hills*FullertonCalif.2.4402
168RoslynRoslyn HeightsN.Y.2.4299.5
169North HollywoodLos AngelesCalif.2.42572
170HarborfieldsGreenlawnN.Y.2.4216
171OrangePepper PikeOhio2.4203.5
172San DieguitoEncinitasCalif.2.4105
173Debakey High School for Health ProfessionsHoustonTexas2.40749.8
174Coronado* CoronadoCalif.2.4023
175HerndonHerndonVa.2.39720
176Springbrook*Silver SpringMd.2.39121
177Palos Verdes PeninsulaRolling Hills EstatesCalif.2.3891.2
178LynbrookSan JoseCalif.2.3843.6
179Garland* GarlandTexas2.36934
180Plano WestPlanoTexas2.3675
181WestonWestonMass.2.3662.5
182High Point Central*High PointN.C.2.36354
183Southwest GuilfordHigh PointN.C.2.36017
184NovaDavieFla.2.35427
185BroadneckAnnapolisMd.2.3528
186Plainview-Old Bethpage JFKPlainviewN.Y.2.3370
187CentennialEllicott CityMd.2.3342
188Shaker HeightsShaker HeightsOhio2.33424.1
189Marshall*FairfaxVa.2.33317
190MalibuMalibuCalif.2.3318.2
191SchreiberPort WashingtonN.Y.2.3265.8
192JordanDurhamN.C.2.32034
193West*Salt Lake CityUtah2.31549
194Francisco Bravo Medical MagnetLos AngelesCalif.2.31483.8
195Mission San JoseFremontCalif.2.3122.7
196MamaroneckMamaroneckN.Y.2.3091.9
197ConestogaBerwynPa.2.3072
198FairfaxFairfaxVa.2.29919
199Santa MonicaSanta MonicaCalif.2.29920.5
200Blind BrookRye BrookN.Y.2.2860

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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