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
601Capistrano ValleyMission ViejoCalif.1.44917.4
602Sonora*La HabraCalif.1.4475.1
603Redondo Union Redondo BeachCalif.1.44416
604BrentsvilleNokesvilleVa.1.4433
605Washington Math & Science TechWashingtonD.C.1.44380
606Gov. Thomas JohnsonFrederickMd.1.44211
607Hillcrest*MidvaleUtah1.44135
608AragonSan MateoCalif.1.4412
609PerryPerryOhio1.43913
610TenaflyTenaflyN.J.1.4390.3
611Walt WhitmanHuntingdon StationN.Y.1.43722
612Oak Park & River Forest Oak ParkIll.1.43711
613WashingtonCedar RapidsIowa1.43432
614Aptos (tie)AptosCalif.1.43436
614Williamsville North (tie)WilliamsvilleN.Y.1.4346
616Pine CreekColorado SpringsColo.1.433 
617Ft. LauderdaleFort LauderdaleFla.1.43142
618Silver Creek San JoseCalif.1.43120
619Villa Park Villa ParkCalif.1.4266
620DeKalb School of the ArtsDeKalbGa.1.42622.9
621BountifulBountifulUtah1.42412
622AlhambraAlhambraCalif.1.42461.7
623Los Altos (tie)Hacienda HeightsCalif.1.42332
623East Meadow (tie)East MeadowN.Y.1.4235.6
625Bell*HurstTexas1.42324
626UrbanaIjamsvilleMd.1.4228
627TurnerCarroltonTexas1.42253
628HeritageLynchburgVa.1.42139.1
629Rio AmericanoSacramentoCalif.1.4207
630Lincoln San JoseCalif.1.42019
631Plant CityPlant CityFla.1.41937.6
632Los GatosLos GatosCalif.1.4181
633Brainerd BrainerdMinn.1.41523.3
634White Station Memphis Tenn.1.41523
635Clinton CentralClintonN.Y.1.41320
636PoquosonPoquosonVa.1.4132
637Bell BellCalif.1.41393.9
638HopkinsMinnetonkaMinn.1.41318
639Stephen F. AustinSugar LandTexas1.4124.2
640Ocean View* Huntington BeachCalif.1.41230.5
641Glenbrook NorthNorthbrookIll.1.4112
642Blue Valley North Overland ParkKan.1.4112.7
643Fairport* FairportN.Y.1.4117.3
644GrissomHuntsvilleAla.1.4095
645Ocean LakesVirginia BeachVa.1.40824
646DamascusDamascusMd.1.4074
647Fitch*GrotonConn.1.40517
648New CanaanNew CanaanConn.1.4051.6
649Los AlamosLos AlamosN.M.1.4031
650Upper St. Clair*Upper St. ClairPa.1.4021.5
651Stranahan Fort LauderdaleFla.1.40051
652Blue ValleyStilwellKan.1.4003
653BrookwoodSnellvilleGa.1.39613
654Ft. Walton BeachFort Walton BeachFla.1.39512
655Hinsdale South DarienIll.1.39511
656GreenwichGreenwichConn.1.3958
657Wichita Falls Wichita FallsTexas1.39450.5
658Franklin*FranklinTenn.1.39311.9
659ClaremontClaremontCalif.1.39317.7
660DuluthDuluthGa.1.39222
661O'NeillHighland FallsN.Y.1.39121
662Victor Central*VictorN.Y.1.3909.1
663Midwood BrooklynN.Y.1.39036.1
664ComsewoguePort Jefferson StationN.Y.1.38912.5
665RenoRenoNev.1.3886
666Bethlehem CentralDelmarN.Y.1.3882
667Venice VeniceCalif.1.38859
668GrantValley GreenCalif.1.38773.7
669Santa SusanaSimi ValleyCalif.1.3869.9
670Farmington FarmingtonMich.1.3855
671KennedySilver SpringMd.1.38126
672PioneerAnn ArborMich.1.3806
673Blue Valley NorthwestOverland ParkKan.1.3802
674Westhampton BeachWesthampton BeachN.Y.1.3795
675WalkersvilleWalkersvilleMd.1.3787
676Maury NorfolkVa.1.37841.2
677Mar VistaImperial BeachCalif.1.37657
678Lewis & Clark SpokaneWash.1.37527
679Bayport-Blue PointBayportN.Y.1.3734
680Canyon*AnaheimCalif.1.3713.3
681HallWest HartfordConn.1.3699
682Beaverton*BeavertonOre.1.36818.7
683Edinburg NorthEdinburgTexas1.36782
684CoxVirginia BeachVa.1.36716
685Fremd PalatineIll.1.3654
686Catonsville Baltimore CountyMd.1.36110.5
687UnionvilleKennett SquarePa.1.3602
688Lamar*HoustonTexas1.35931
689Dunwoody DunwoodyGa.1.35921.7
690ClarkSan AntonioTexas1.35721
691McCallumAustinTexas1.35727.5
692MarshfieldMarshfieldWis.1.3545
693LibertyvilleLibertyvilleIll.1.3523.3
694PotomacDumfriesVa.1.35226
695Norcross* (tie)NorcrossGa.1.35139
695Upper Arlington (tie)Upper ArlingtonOhio1.3510
697SmithGreensboroN.C.1.34964.6
698California Academy of Math & ScienceCarsonCalif.1.34841
699Central GwinnettLawrencevilleGa.1.34735.7
700EllisonKilleenTexas1.34435

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

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