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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401MagruderRockvilleMd.1.74612
402River HillClarksvilleMd.1.7451
403EsperanzaAnaheimCalif.1.7431
404Green Hope MorrisvilleN.C.1.7435
405OakwoodDaytonOhio1.7431
406WestwoodWestwoodMass.1.7422
407BurlingameBurlingameCalif.1.7423
408West PotomacFairfaxVa.1.74135
409Baldwin BaldwinN.Y.1.7350
410Alameda Alameda Calif.1.73323
411Cheyenne Mountain Colorado SpringsColo.1.7311
412Davis KaysvilleUtah1.73010.9
413Foshay Learning Center Los AngelesCalif.1.72982.1
414GaringerCharlotteN.C.1.72857.7
415Middletown (tie)MiddletownMd.1.7274
415Spanish River (tie) Boca RatonFla.1.72712
417GlassLynchburgVa.1.72640
418Marina Huntington BeachCalif.1.7268
419BoerneBoerneTexas1.72511.2
420Lincoln College Prep*Kansas CityMo.1.72353
421Paint BranchBurtonsvilleMd.1.72313
422GrandviewAuroraColo.1.719 
423Riverside GreerS.C.1.7151
424BrackenridgeSan AntonioTexas1.713100
425Broad RunAshburnVa.1.7138
426HolmdelHolmdelN.J.1.7131
427San Diego School of Creative & Performing ArtsSan DiegoCalif.1.71239
428Wellesley Wellesley HillsMass.1.7081
429Bonita Vista*Chula Vista Calif.1.70716.6
430Glenbrook SouthGlenviewIll.1.70510
431New Hyde ParkNew Hyde ParkN.Y.1.7053.1
432Northwest GuilfordGreensboroN.C.1.7037.8
433Harriton* RosemontPa.1.7016.2
434TamalpaisMill ValleyCalif.1.6986
435Evanston TownshipEvanstonIll.1.69831.3
436A.I. duPontWilmingtonDel.1.69631.5
437GarfieldSeattleWash.1.69330
438MassaponaxFredericksburgVa.1.6897
439Northside Health CareersSan AntonioTexas1.68721
440Loveless Academic Magnet ProgramMontgomeryAla.1.68610
441Laguna BeachLaguna BeachCalif.1.6826.4
442McQueenRenoNev.1.6814.2
443TaftWoodland HillsCalif.1.68140.2
444Conard West HartfordConn.1.67916.7
445MontgomerySkillmanN.J.1.6771
446BayBay VillageOhio1.6764.6
447Stephen F. AustinAustinTexas1.67525.1
448Woodside Newport NewsVa.1.67328
449SherwoodSandy SpringMd.1.6728
450Martin County StuartFla.1.67018.5
451NorthwestGermantownMd.1.6658
452StaplesWestportConn.1.6641.3
453A&M Consolidated College StationTexas1.66420
454Round RockRound RockTexas1.66114.9
455McKinney NorthMcKinneyTexas1.66017.3
456ClayLexingtonKy.1.65826
457Mark Keppel AlhambraCalif.1.65759.2
458TowsonTowsonMd.1.6576
459Honeoye Falls-LimaHoneoye FallsN.Y.1.6538
460Palmer* Colorado SpringsColo.1.65127
461GraftonGraftonWis.1.6393
462WashingtonSan FranciscoCalif.1.63733
463HamptonGreenvilleS.C.1.63525
464Pearl River Pearl River N.Y.1.6293.9
465Eagle Rock Los Angeles Calif.1.62963
466Glen Ridge Glen RidgeN.J.1.6291
467Douglas County*Castle RockColo.1.6282.4
468Jenks JenksOkla.1.62612.1
469North Atlanta*AtlantaGa.1.62551
470WestsideHoustonTexas1.62421.4
471LawrenceCedarhurstN.Y.1.62132
472Cinco RanchKatyTexas1.6202.6
473Liberty Colorado SpringsColo.1.6194
474Galena RenoNev.1.6148
475SalisburySalisburyN.C.1.61242.9
476Whitefish BayWhitefish BayWis.1.6090
477New RochelleNew RochelleN.Y.1.60834
478Cardozo BaysideN.Y.1.60520
479Arcata ArcataCalif.1.60410
480Tustin Tustin Calif.1.60125
481Woods CrossWoods CrossUtah1.59919
482High School for Performing & Visual ArtsHoustonTexas1.59817
483Long Island CityLong Island CityN.Y.1.59885
484White PlainsWhite PlainsN.Y.1.59835
485Newton SouthNewton CentreMass.1.5975.5
486Lake HowellWinter ParkFla.1.59525
487East Hampton East Hampton N.Y.1.5937
488Tappan ZeeOrangeburgN.Y.1.5931.3
489Potomac FallsPotomac FallsVa.1.5929
490CampolindoMoragaCalif.1.5910
491CreekviewCarroltonTexas1.59031
492Ward MelvilleEast SetauketN.Y.1.5901
493Charlottesville Charlottesville Va.1.58834.7
494West Windsor-Plainsboro SouthPrinceton JunctionN.J.1.5863
495TaylorKatyTexas1.5856
496Oyster BayOyster BayN.Y.1.58411
497Alamo HeightsSan AntonioTexas1.58411.5
498SeaholmBirminghamMich.1.5831
499AshevilleAshevilleN.C.1.58239
500WoodruffWoodruffS.C.1.58031

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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