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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301Needham Broughton*RaleighN.C.1.95320
302EasternLouisvilleKy.1.95325
303ArcadiaArcadiaCalif.1.9516.4
304LexingtonLexingtonMass.1.9503
305Seminole*SanfordFla.1.94841
306Sebastian River*SebastianFla.1.94738
307St. Louis Park*St. Louis Park Minn.1.94722
308McKinneyMcKinneyTexas1.94113.8
309Manchester-EssexManchesterMass.1.9418
310Mainland RegionalLinwoodN.J.1.94010
311El CaminoOceansideCalif.1.93429
312IthacaIthacaN.Y.1.93120
313Ragsdale JamestownN.C.1.92436
314Land O' Lakes*Land O' LakesFla.1.91917
315ClementsSugar LandTexas1.9192
316Quince OrchardGaithersburgMd.1.91710
317Lake Forest Lake ForestIll.1.9123.3
318WilsonWashingtonD.C.1.90831
319Clarence ClarenceN.Y.1.9065
320EinsteinKensingtonMd.1.90425
321Crescenta Valley La Crescenta Calif.1.9027
322Lincoln Park Academy* Fort PierceFla.1.89524
323RidgewoodRidgewoodN.J.1.8911.4
324NorwellNorwellMass.1.8821
325Riverside-BrookfieldRiversideIll.1.8828.5
326Southwest San DiegoCalif.1.88064
327Como Park St. Paul Minn.1.87957
328Spring ValleySpring ValleyN.Y.1.87741
329Choctawhatchee* Fort Walton BeachFla.1.87515
330Chamblee CharterChambleeGa.1.8733.8
331EdisonFresnoCalif.1.87351.7
332Palo AltoPalo AltoCalif.1.8724
333BloomingdaleValricoFla.1.87116.9
334Loudoun CountyLeesburgVa.1.86812
335Glen RockGlen RockN.J.1.8681.2
336HomesteadCupertinoCalif.1.86710
337Clovis WestClovisCalif.1.86713
338Severna ParkSeverna ParkMd.1.8645
339Locust ValleyLocust ValleyN.Y.1.8646.8
340MarquetteChesterfieldMo.1.86111.7
341BrentwoodBrentwoodTenn.1.8581.8
342Amherst CentralAmherstN.Y.1.85814.3
343Highland ParkHighland ParkIll.1.85614.2
344DeerfieldHighland ParkIll.1.85314
345D'EvelynDenver Colo.1.8501.5
346Stonewall Jackson*ManassasVa.1.84916
347HenrySan DiegoCalif.1.84316.1
348South Fork*StuartFla.1.84016.9
349AndrewsHigh PointN.C.1.83952
350Northport*NorthportN.Y.1.8391
351Ossining OssiningN.Y.1.83726.7
352New Berlin WestNew BerlinWis.1.8343
353Clarkstown South West NyackN.Y.1.8344.5
354Sierra GrandeBlancaColo.1.83380
355Leland San JoseCalif.1.8337
356ClarkeWestburyN.Y.1.8303.4
357BlakeSilver SpringMd.1.8289
358CerritosCerritosCalif.1.8276.3
359North HunterdonAnnandaleN.J.1.8271
360RoswellRosewellGa.1.82315
361Gainesville GainesvilleFla.1.82344
362Miami Sunset MiamiFla.1.82341.6
363Oak RidgeOak RidgeTenn.1.82215.5
364PiedmontPiedmontCalif.1.8210
365Penfield PenfieldN.Y.1.8199
366SmithtownSmithtownN.Y.1.8155
367PlanoPlanoTexas1.8138
368PelhamPelham N.Y.1.8115
369East DenverColo.1.80924.6
370Wilton WiltonConn.1.8071
371BozemanBozemanMont.1.80710
372EurekaEurekaMo.1.80610
373North Central*IndianapolisInd.1.80025
374MacArthurLevittownN.Y.1.7995
375Stuart*FairfaxVa.1.79753
376Wichita East* WichitaKan.1.79752
377SouthernHarwoodMd.1.79215
378IrondequoitRochesterN.Y.1.7907.6
379Northwest ArtsCharlotteN.C.1.79034.9
380Acton-BoxboroughActonMass.1.7880
381Granada HillsLos AngelesCalif.1.78127
382DudleyGreensboroN.C.1.78164.2
383Valley Stream CentralValley StreamN.Y.1.78017.9
384VanceCharlotteN.C.1.77831.2
385Deerfield Beach*Deerfield BeachFla.1.77640
386Acalanes LafayetteCalif.1.7760
387South Lakes*RestonVa.1.77528
388MillsMillbraeCalif.1.7754.5
389LynbrookLynbrookN.Y.1.7690
390Northeast GuilfordMcLeansvilleN.C.1.76634.3
391South RiverEdgewaterMd.1.7621
392City College*BaltimoreMd.1.76250
393Stone BridgeAshburnVa.1.7595
394NorthwoodIrvineCalif.1.7580.6
395San Pasqual*EscondidoCalif.1.75614
396North SalemNorth SalemN.Y.1.7551.6
397Carver Center for Arts & TechBaltimore CountyMd.1.7538
398RiderWichita FallsTexas1.75319.4
399Smoky Hill*AuroraColo.1.75217
400Boise BoiseIdaho1.75239

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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