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 atmathewsj@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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901Encinal AlamedaCalif.1.16262
902Fernandina BeachFernandina BeachFla.1.16118
903InclineIncline VillageNev.1.1593.1
904Gabrielino (tie)San Gabriel Calif.1.15760
904Ketcham (tie)Wappingers FallsN.Y.1.1572
906El Modena OrangeCalif.1.15523.5
907Allen*AllenTexas1.1535.9
908OlympiaOlympiaWash.1.15310.9
909Western AlbemarleCrozetVa.1.1537.8
910HuronAnn ArborMich.1.1506
911Parkview LilburnGa.1.15012.5
912WestlakeWaldorfMd.1.1498
913AthensTroyMich.1.1483.2
914BangorBangorMaine1.14817
915CrockettAustinTexas1.14748
916BentonvilleBentonvilleArk.1.14616.9
917Bartram TrailJacksonvilleFla.1.14629
918Glendora GlendoraCalif.1.1448.3
919SatelliteSatellite BeachFla.1.1436
920MiltonAlpharettaGa.1.1431.8
921AldineHoustonTexas1.14271
922Highland Salt Lake CityUtah1.14241
923AgouraAgouraCalif.1.1401.5
924Wayzata PlymouthMinn.1.1406.6
925KennedyCedar RapidsIowa1.13914
926Lindbergh*St. LouisMo.1.13611
927CigarroaLaredoTexas1.135100
928PascoPascoWash.1.13468
929BethpageBethpageN.Y.1.1333.5
930CarrollCorpus ChristiTexas1.13317
931Gates Chili RochesterN.Y.1.13222
932Dripping SpringsDripping SpringsTexas1.1316
933Shoreham-Wading RiverShorehamN.Y.1.1301.1
934Maine Township South Park RidgeIll.1.1303
935Edward R. Murrow (tie)BrooklynN.Y.1.13023.6
935Granite Hills* (tie)El CajonCalif.1.13016.6
937Mira MesaSan DiegoCalif.1.12915.8
938Bell GardensBell GardensCalif.1.12772.4
939BrightonSalt Lake CityUtah1.1278
940Carter-RiversideFort WorthTexas1.12574.9
941Huntington Beach Huntington BeachCalif.1.12410
942MissionSan FranciscoCalif.1.12342.4
943OkemosOkemosMich.1.1223
944Mt. CarmelSan DiegoCalif.1.12010.7
945ShastaReddingCalif.1.11920
946EastsideGreenvilleS.C.1.11920
947AllenAllentownPa.1.11961
948Fair LawnFair LawnN.J.1.1161
949Arlington HeightsFort WorthTexas1.11328.3
950ChatsworthChatsworthCalif.1.11140
951Campbell*SmyrnaGa.1.11025
952MinnetonkaMinnetonkaMinn.1.1073.8
953SequoyahCantonGa.1.1066
954FauquierWarrentonVa.1.1059
955FrederickFrederickMd.1.10516
956Druid HillsAtlantaGa.1.10543.8
957NicoletGlendaleWis.1.1036.5
958Casa Grande PetalumaCalif.1.1038.2
959Clarkstown North New CityN.Y.1.1036.5
960Forest Hills NorthernGrand RapidsMich.1.1016
961Riverside UniversityMilwaukeeWis.1.10157
962WhartonTampaFla.1.10135.4
963PetalumaPetalumaCalif.1.1019
964Milwaukee School of LanguagesMilwaukeeWis.1.10054
965Westview PortlandOre.1.09930
966Roosevelt Sioux FallsS.D.1.09915.2
967FolsomFolsomCalif.1.0990
968Edmond Santa Fe EdmondOkla.1.09812.4
969Bolsa GrandeGarden GroveCalif.1.09865
970SehomeBellinghamWash.1.09818
971LamarArlingtonTexas1.09635
972HickmanColumbiaMo.1.09618
973West BabylonWest BabylonN.Y.1.09512.5
974MonroeFredricksburgVa.1.09230
975HarrisonFarmington HillsMich.1.09113
976Buffalo Grove Buffalo GroveIll.1.0916
977Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraCalif.1.09125
978Clover Hill (tie) MidlothianVa.1.0901
978San Mateo (tie) San MateoCalif.1.09010
980Cape ElizabethCape ElizabethMaine1.0900
981Highland Park*St. Paul Minn.1.08942
982Southwest MiamiMiamiFla.1.08740
983Joel BarlowReddingConn.1.0871
984Temecula ValleyTemeculaCalif.1.0868.3
985West Morris Central*ChesterN.J.1.0851
986South BrunswickSouthportN.C.1.08523
987Ponderosa ParkerColo.1.0831
988Marcus (tie)Flower MoundTexas1.0820
988Westosha Central (tie)SalemWis.1.08216
990WashingtonSioux FallsS.D.1.08125.1
991Roosevelt Los AngelesCalif.1.08077.3
992VarelaMiamiFla.1.07942.6
993Rush-HenriettaHenriettaN.Y.1.07919
994IssaquahIssaquahWash.1.0785.9
995Culver City Culver CityCalif.1.07420
996SachemLake RonkonkomaN.Y.1.0748.9
997Langham Creek HoustonTexas1.07320
998Tulare WesternTulareCalif.1.07355
999High School of Telecommunication Arts & TechBrooklynN.Y.1.07061.7
1000Sunnyslope PhoenixAriz.1.06841

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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