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
lunches
201Fairview*BoulderColo.2.2845
202PageGreensboroN.C.2.28234
203Edina EdinaMinn.2.2805.5
204SaratogaSaratogaCalif.2.2760.7
205LSU Laboratory*Baton RougeLa.2.2703
206LanierAustinTexas2.26376.6
207Little Rock CentralLittle RockArk.2.26028.4
208Cherry CreekGreenwood VillageColo.2.2572
209Hopewell HuntersvilleN.C.2.25511.7
210ScarsdaleScarsdaleN.Y.2.2480
211Palisades CharterPacific PalisadesCalif.2.23919
212Princeton PrincetonN.J.2.2334
213Auburn*AuburnAla.2.23020
214Mira Loma*SacramentoCalif.2.23025
215Rufus King*MilwaukeeWis.2.21440
216Mira CostaManhattan BeachCalif.2.2114
217Half Hollow Hills West Dix HillsN.Y.2.2087.8
218MenchvilleNewport NewsVa.2.20526
219Edmond NorthEdmondOkla.2.20517
220San Jose High Academy* San JoseCalif.2.20157.1
221Coral Gables*Coral GablesFla.2.19835
222Walnut*WalnutCalif.2.1986.8
223Western GuilfordGreensboroN.C.2.19420
224HayfieldAlexandriaVa.2.19317
225DuPont ManualLouisvilleKy.2.18611
226Stoneman DouglasParklandFla.2.1848
227SammamishBellevueWash.2.18230
228Garden City Garden CityN.Y.2.1790
229BeachwoodBeachwoodOhio2.1773
230New BraunfelsNew BraunfelsTexas2.17238.7
231Stratford HoustonTexas2.17116
232ClaytonSt. LouisMo.2.17116
233Winter SpringsWinter Springs Fla.2.16517
234Hendrick HudsonMontroseN.Y.2.1647.2
235SerraSan DiegoCalif.2.16237
236FoothillPleasantonCalif.2.1610
237CarrollSouthlakeTexas2.1481
238CoppellCoppellTexas2.1481
239Ladue Horton WatkinsSt. LouisMo.2.1444
240Grosse Pointe SouthGrosse Pointe FarmsMich.2.13816
241MauldinGreenvilleS.C.2.13313.5
242La Costa CanyonCarlsbadCalif.2.1299.5
243Scripps RanchSan DiegoCalif.2.12912
244AndoverBloomfield HillsMich.2.1271
245Mepham BellmoreN.Y.2.1220.2
246Corona del MarNewport BeachCalif.2.1213.5
247Herricks New Hyde ParkN.Y.2.1200.7
248DuxburyDuxburyMass.2.1161.5
249ClevelandResedaCalif.2.11570
250Mountain BrookMountain BrookAla.2.1060
251Dulaney TimoniumMd.2.1045
252Lake Mary Lake MaryFla.2.10117.7
253University CitySan DiegoCalif.2.10022
254Valley Stream NorthFranklin SquareN.Y.2.0991
255Bartow*BartowFla.2.09737
256WestonWestonConn.2.0970.7
257Marshall FundamentalPasadenaCalif.2.09268
258ArdsleyArdsleyN.Y.2.0900.8
259WakefieldArlingtonVa.2.09050
260Point LomaSan DiegoCalif.2.08524.8
261Menlo-AthertonAthertonCalif.2.08424.5
262HobbsHobbsN.M.2.07943
263StoneWaldorfMd.2.07514
264Amador Valley PleasantonCalif.2.0683.4
265Lower MorelandHuntingdon ValleyPa.2.0671
266BlacksburgBlacksburgVa.2.06617
267Beverly HillsBeverly HillsCalif.2.0633.1
268OceansideOceansideN.Y.2.0614
269PleasantvillePleasantvilleN.Y.2.0590
270Barron CollierNaplesFla.2.05514
271Boulder BoulderColo.2.0478.4
272BoutonVoorheesvilleN.Y.2.0462.5
273MiramonteOrindaCalif.2.0440
274Green Valley*HendersonNev.2.04045
275MadeiraCincinnatiOhio2.0382
276Fox LaneBedfordN.Y.2.03814.8
277Elwood-John H. GlennEast NorthportN.Y.2.0369
278Floral ParkFloral Park N.Y.2.0353.2
279El Camino RealWoodland HillsCalif.2.03524.2
280Diamond Bar*Diamond BarCalif.2.0295
281Loudoun Valley (tie)PurcellvilleVa.2.0264
281School of the Arts (tie)San FranciscoCalif.2.02617.7
283Anderson School of Arts JacksonvilleFla.2.01311
284Fountain Valley Fountain ValleyCalif.2.0127
285Croton-HarmonCroton-on-HudsonN.Y.2.0110
286Niceville* NicevilleFla.2.0075
287NorthviewDuluthGa.2.0073
288RockvilleRockvilleMd.2.00518
289Diamond Hill-JarvisFort WorthTexas2.00079.1
290Red Hook*Red HookN.Y.1.99310.9
291Falls ChurchFairfaxVa.1.99237
292DickersonTrumansburgN.Y.1.99231
293Mountain ViewMountain ViewCalif.1.9829
294Sleepy HollowSleepy HollowN.Y.1.98010
295New TrierWinnetkaIll.1.9772.1
296Ottawa HillsOttawa HillsOhio1.9740
297Hillcrest DallasTexas1.97377
298Southwest*MinneapolisMinn.1.97237
299YarmouthYarmouthMaine1.9643
300Anderson*AustinTexas1.95514

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

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