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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801San Marcos San MarcosCalif.1.24829
802SkyviewVancouverWash.1.24715.7
803GaithersburgGaithersburgMd.1.24616
804LongmeadowLongmeadowMass.1.2464
805West CharlotteCharlotteN.C.1.24561.1
806Parkway WestBallwinMo.1.24411.9
807LahserBloomfield HillsMich.1.2444
808GrossmontLa MesaCalif.1.24415
809Long Beach PolytechnicLong BeachCalif.1.24339
810ChesapeakePasadenaMd.1.24313
811Sweet Home AmherstN.Y.1.24124
812Pomperaug SouthburyConn.1.2401.2
813CourtlandSpotsylvaniaVa.1.2386
814ChaparralScottsdaleAriz.1.2380.02
815LeonardtownLeonardtownMd.1.23712
816Mission BaySan DiegoCalif.1.23751.7
817Irvine IrvineCalif.1.2377
818Governor Livingston Berkeley HeightsN.J.1.2359
819San Ramon Valley DanvilleCalif.1.2350
820Franklin Los AngelesCalif.1.23480.5
821WilsonLos AngelesCalif.1.23375.2
822OsbournManassasVa.1.23213
823JamestownWilliamsburgVa.1.2300
824West MecklenburgCharlotteN.C.1.22846.5
825Great MillsGreat MillsMd.1.22722
826Arroyo GrandeArroyo GrandeCalif.1.22427
827Highlands (tie)Fort ThomasKy.1.2235
827Jamesville-Dewitt (tie)DewittN.Y.1.22310
829George WashingtonCharlestonW.Va.1.22316
830Von Steuben Metro Science CenterChicagoIll.1.22248.7
831HillsboroNashvilleTenn.1.22227.5
832LivingstonLivingstonN.J.1.2211
833Northern DurhamN.C.1.22128.9
834Lincoln*PortlandOre.1.2209
835San MarcosSan MarcosTexas1.22050
836GrovesBeverly HillsMich.1.2193.2
837South TorranceCalif.1.2186.6
838BrooklineBrooklineMass.1.21712.3
839DanielCentralS.C.1.21716
840Heritage LittletonColo.1.2152
841Wilson Long BeachCalif.1.21540
842ChaparralTemeculaCalif.1.2148
843Viewmont BountifulUtah1.2145
844Santa FeSanta Fe SpringsCalif.1.21444
845MilpitasMilpitasCalif.1.21328
846North*RiversideCalif.1.21243.3
847West Genesee (tie)CamillusN.Y.1.21210
847Grosse Pointe North (tie)Grosse Pointe WoodsMich.1.2122
849RedmondRedmondWash.1.2111
850Mandarin JacksonvilleFla.1.21110.9
851CedarburgCedarburgWis.1.2081.8
852Poway PowayCalif.1.2079
853Kamiak MukilteoWash.1.20610
854Western HillsFort WorthTexas1.20523.5
855OlympusSalt Lake CityUtah1.20422
856University Los AngelesCalif.1.20443.3
857Newton NorthNewtonMass.1.20317.8
858DenbighNewport NewsVa.1.20341
859East BrunswickEast BrunswickN.J.1.2035.2
860AlonsoTampaFla.1.20235.8
861Mountain LakesMountain LakesN.J.1.2010
862Wilson*Hacienda HeightsCalif.1.20126
863Fairfield-Warde (tie)FairfieldConn.1.2002.8
863Redwood (tie)LarkspurCalif.1.2001
865WoodbridgeWoodbridgeVa.1.19920
866JacksonMassillonOhio1.1963.3
867BullardFresno Calif.1.19615
868ClairemontSan DiegoCalif.1.19528.4
869Starr's MillFayettevilleGa.1.1954.5
870John JayHopewell JunctionN.Y.1.1934
871ValenciaPlacentiaCalif.1.19340
872TabbYorktownVa.1.1927
873Fremont Los AngelesCalif.1.19077.1
874CentervilleCentervilleOhio1.1893.6
875WyattFort WorthTexas1.18872.7
876RiversideDurhamN.C.1.18826
877Thousand OaksThousand OaksCalif.1.1876.6
878WestlakeWestlakeOhio1.1870
879Old MillMillersvilleMd.1.18721
880West HillsSanteeCalif.1.18712
881SomersSomersN.Y.1.1861
882Rappahannock CountyWashingtonVa.1.184 
882Wooster*RenoNev.1.18426
884Dobyns-BennettKingsportTenn.1.18428
885Parkview Arts & ScienceLittle RockArk.1.18430
886MiltonMiltonMass.1.1831
887SparksSparksNev.1.18124.1
888Robbinsdale Cooper*New HopeMinn.1.17931
889YorktownYorktown HeightsN.Y.1.1791
890DaculaDaculaGa.1.17814.4
891Lake Highlands DallasTexas1.17723.4
892Lyons Township NorthLaGrangeIll.1.1776
893Niles NorthSkokieIll.1.17614
894Scotch Plains-FanwoodScotch PlainsN.J.1.1721.6
895Firestone* AkronOhio1.16918
896CaliforniaSan RamonCalif.1.1651.1
897CazenoviaCazenoviaN.Y.1.1646.5
898OverlandAuroraColo.1.16437
899Canoga ParkCanoga ParkCalif.1.16371.9
900The ColonyThe ColonyTexas1.16217

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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