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
701Huntington HuntingtonN.Y.1.34425.8
702MannGreenvilleS.C.1.34121
703Cooperstown CentralCooperstownN.Y.1.34014.6
704WestfieldWestfieldN.J.1.3395.8
705Loch RavenBaltimore CountyMd.1.33810
706Rutherford* Panama CityFla.1.33632
707RamonaRiversideCalif.1.33619
708PioneerSan JoseCalif.1.33517.2
709Vernon HillsVernon HillsIll.1.3321.9
710VeronaVeronaWis.1.33114
711East Greenwich East GreenwichR.I.1.3316
712Glenbard West Glen EllynIll.1.3307.2
713Hudson HudsonOhio1.3290.8
714Male TraditionalLouisvilleKy.1.3299
715ElkinsMissouri CityTexas1.32810
716RyeRyeN.Y.1.3262
717Columbus AlternativeColumbusOhio1.32531.7
718Riverside PolytechnicRiverside Calif.1.32529
719Lake OswegoLake OswegoOre.1.3243.7
720Edison*FairfaxVa.1.32430
721Chamberlain TampaFla.1.32446
722West BloomfieldWest BloomfieldMich.1.3249
723TascosaAmarilloTexas1.32426.3
724TuxedoTuxedo ParkN.Y.1.3237.5
725Hamilton Los AngelesCalif.1.32342.1
726Gateway*KissimmeeFla.1.31953.8
727Watkins MillGaithersburgMd.1.31915
728Peters TownshipMcMurrayPa.1.318 
729CarsonCarsonCalif.1.31842.6
730North GwinnettSuwaneeGa.1.31610.3
731Grand Island Grand IslandN.Y.1.31410
732South PasadenaSouth PasadenaCalif.1.31212
733Woodside Redwood CityCalif.1.31125.2
734Neuqua ValleyNapervilleIll.1.31142
735Reseda ResedaCalif.1.31065.1
736NarbonneHarbor CityCalif.1.31045.8
737WaylandWaylandMass.1.3094
738Willow GlenSan JoseCalif.1.30841.7
739HarlingenHarlingenTexas1.30873
740Forest Hills Central Grand RapidsMich.1.3062
741Harker HeightsHarker HeightsTexas1.30624
742Las Lomas Walnut Creek Calif.1.30550
743Clear LakeHoustonTexas1.3056.6
744Dos Pueblos* GoletaCalif.1.30514
745BexleyBexleyOhio1.3051
746Carle PlaceCarle PlaceN.Y.1.3055
747Seneca ValleyGermantownMd.1.30414
748ZionsvilleZionsvilleInd.1.3043
749Beaufort* BeaufortS.C.1.30350
750Rancho Bernardo San DiegoCalif.1.3023.3
751ThomasWebsterN.Y.1.3026
752GundersonSan JoseCalif.1.30145.4
753CelebrationCelebrationFla.1.29760
754HartNewhallCalif.1.29710
755North Springs AtlantaGa.1.29619
756ArlingtonArlingtonN.Y.1.2962
757Aurora*AuroraOhio1.2952.3
758SandburgOrland ParkIll.1.2925
759SpartanburgSpartanburgS.C.1.29146.2
760Mt. Vernon*FairfaxVa.1.29036
761Alta SandyUtah1.2897
762Eleanor RooseveltGreenbeltMd.1.28919
763Cuyahoga HeightsCuyahoga HeightsOhio1.2887.8
764Rancho AlamitosGarden GroveCalif.1.28860
765MontvilleMontvilleN.J.1.2871
766SkaneatelesSkaneatelesN.Y.1.2875
767ManteoManteoN.C.1.28623
768King Drew Medical MagnetLos AngelesCalif.1.28659.8
769Oviedo OviedoFla.1.28312
770MassapequaMassapequaN.Y.1.2823
771North BrunswickNorth BrunswickN.J.1.27920
772Fayetteville-Manlius ManliusN.Y.1.2793
773Granite Bay Granite BayCalif.1.2781
774ShoemakerKilleenTexas1.27739
775Richland NortheastColumbiaS.C.1.27640.7
776PatuxentLusbyMd.1.27512
777CalabasasCalabasasCalif.1.2731
778Homewood-Flossmoor FlossmoorIll.1.27312
779South GarlandGarlandTexas1.27238
780Monte Vista Spring ValleyCalif.1.27229
781Walter PanasCortlandt ManorN.Y.1.270 
782HillsdaleSan MateoCalif.1.2699
783Homestead MequonWis.1.2682
784River Dell OradellN.J.1.2671
785North Farmington Farmington HillsMich.1.2674
786East AuroraEast AuroraN.Y.1.2674
787AlbemarleCharlottesvilleVa.1.26611.8
788Air Academy Colorado SpringsColo.1.2652.8
789MadisonSan DiegoCalif.1.26443.3
790Oak Ridge El Dorado HillsCalif.1.2620.2
791Rumson-Fair Haven RumsonN.J.1.2613
792CD HyltonWoodbridgeVa.1.26015
793NiskayunaSchenectadyN.Y.1.2602
794Heritage (tie)Newport NewsVa.1.26047
794Poudre* (tie)Fort CollinsColo.1.26013.2
796Ft. LeeFt. LeeN.J.1.2555
797Fayetteville Fayetteville Ark.1.25417
798SicklesTampaFla.1.25210.6
799Cajon*San BernardinoCalif.1.25076.4
800NorthwestJustinTexas1.24813

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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