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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501Nease* St. AugustineFla.1.57919
502J.J. PearceRichardsonTexas1.57813.6
503WheatonSilver SpringMd.1.57438
504BonitaLa VerneCalif.1.57415
505Williamsville EastEast AmherstN.Y.1.57365
506EastchesterEastchesterN.Y.1.5720
507Marshall Los AngelesCalif.1.57277
508Plano East*PlanoTexas1.57115
509Suffern SuffernN.Y.1.5707
510Vestal*VestalN.Y.1.56712
511Van NuysVan NuysCalif.1.56666.5
512ChattahoocheeAlpharettaGa.1.5634
513Tampa Bay Tech Tampa Fla.1.56349.2
514Midlothian*Midlothian Va.1.5620
515Patrick Henry*MinneapolisMinn.1.56076
516Miami Killian MiamiFla.1.56030.1
517SkylineSalt Lake CityUtah1.5596
518Deland* DelandFla.1.55821
519LakelandShrub Oak N.Y.1.5515
520LockeLos AngelesCalif.1.55166
521Dana HillsDana PointCalif.1.54811.1
522Downtown Business MagnetLos AngelesCalif.1.54672.7
523Williamsville SouthWilliamsvilleN.Y.1.5465.4
524LincolnLos AngelesCalif.1.54672.9
525Mt. TaborWinston SalemN.C.1.54418.4
526DarienDarienConn.1.5441
527East Lyme East LymeConn.1.5433
528WimberleyWimberleyTexas1.54310
529New HanoverWilmingtonN.C.1.54240
530McNeilAustinTexas1.5428.3
531Newbury Park*Newbury ParkCalif.1.54211
532Quaker ValleyLeetsdalePa.1.54112.5
533Annandale*AnnandaleVa.1.54039
534Watauga BooneN.C.1.53915
535BabylonBabylonN.Y.1.5386
536WyomissingWyomissingPa.1.53612
537Eastern GuilfordGibsonvilleN.C.1.53348
538Sycamore CincinnatiOhio1.5325
539EastlakeChula Vista Calif.1.53110.8
540South Eugene*EugeneOre.1.5299
541Osbourn Park ManassasVa.1.5289
542San Clemente* San ClementeCalif.1.52813
543Arrowhead HartlandWis.1.5271
544Kings ParkKings ParkN.Y.1.5276
545Webster SchroederWebsterN.Y.1.5271
546RidgefieldRidgefieldConn.1.5251.3
547Binghamton*Binghamton N.Y.1.52439.5
548West Windsor-Plainsboro NorthPlainsboroN.J.1.5243
549Newman Smith CarroltonTexas1.52433.2
550Park ViewSterlingVa.1.52323
551Helix CharterLa MesaCalif.1.51917.6
552Iroquois CentralElmaN.Y.1.5193.3
553Southern GuilfordGreensboroN.C.1.51840
554Independence* CharlotteN.C.1.51434.3
555Simi ValleySimi ValleyCalif.1.51410.9
556First Colonial Virginia BeachVa.1.51225
557TroyTroyMich.1.5071.6
558Lee*SpringfieldVa.1.50629
559HerseyArlington HeightsIll.1.5065
560Mission Viejo* Mission ViejoCalif.1.5046
561HerefordParktonMd.1.5032.6
562PoolesvillePoolesvilleMd.1.5034
563EastonEastonMd.1.50219
564AliceAliceTexas1.50055
565Aliso NiguelAliso ViejoCalif.1.4997
566AnnapolisAnnapolisMd.1.49836
567Vanguard* OcalaFla.1.49760
568McDonoughPomfretMd.1.49612
568MariemontMariemontOhio1.4961
570Highlands RanchHighlands RanchColo.1.4951
571Commack*CommackN.Y.1.4951
572DavisDavisCalif.1.4956
573Dutch Fork IrmoS.C.1.49219.1
574Lone PeakHighlandUtah1.4916
575VoorheesGlen GardnerN.J.1.4891
576Southeast GuilfordGreensboroN.C.1.48619
577The WoodlandsThe WoodlandsTexas1.4851
578Monte VistaDanvilleCalif.1.4821
579La Grange La GrangeGa.1.48146
580HaldaneCold SpringN.Y.1.4764.4
581GarfieldLos AngelesCalif.1.47597.6
582Central Kitsap SilverdaleWash.1.47512
583EastviewApple ValleyMinn.1.47010
584Rampart*Colorado Springs Colo.1.4693.7
585High School for Environmental StudiesNew York CityN.Y.1.46845.6
586ColumbusColumbusGa.1.46534
587Lake TravisAustin Texas1.4637.8
588JenisonJenisonMich.1.46310
589Newport HarborNewport BeachCalif.1.46217.9
590Berkeley BerkeleyCalif.1.46223.2
591Barrington BarringtonIll.1.4617.5
592James BowieAustinTexas1.4606.9
593St. AnthonySt. AnthonyMinn.1.45910
594Watchung HillsWarrenN.J.1.4580
595Foothill*Santa AnaCalif.1.45621
596Edmond Memorial EdmondOkla.1.4547
597Gar-Field*WoodbridgeVa.1.45422
598Madison MemorialMadisonWis.1.45317.5
599Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies TarzanaCalif.1.45240
600Centennial RoswellGa.1.4502

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

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