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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1001Ramsey Franklin LakesN.J.1.0671
1002Shaker LathamN.Y.1.0657
1003Northern Highlands AllendaleN.J.1.0631
1004Theodore RooseveltSan AntonioTexas1.06150
1005Freehold FreeholdN.J.1.06012.9
1006Pascack ValleyHillsdaleN.J.1.0601.3
1007North*PhoenixAriz.1.05962.2
1008Bel AirEl Paso Texas1.05985
1009HinghamHinghamMass.1.0591.5
1010SweetwaterNational CityCalif.1.05872
1011AndersonCincinnatiOhio1.0564
1012Peachtree RidgeSuwaneeGa.1.05417.1
1013SpringsteadSpring HillFla.1.054 
1014Naaman Forest GarlandTexas1.05422
1015TempletonTempletonCalif.1.0549
1016GatewaySan FranciscoCalif.1.05327
1017PalatinePalatineIll.1.05123.1
1018Temple*TempleTexas1.04937.6
1019Mounds ViewArden HillsMinn.1.0496
1020Park HillKansas CityMo.1.04712
1021South TahoeSouth Lake TahoeCalif.1.04738
1022NorthvilleNorthvilleMich.1.0461
1023Morgantown MorgantownW.Va.1.04522
1024AkinsAustinTexas1.04451.5
1025Timberline BoiseIdaho1.0437
1026South GateSouth GateCalif.1.04277.7
1027Collins HillSuwaneeGa.1.04111.3
1028International Studies AcademySan FranciscoCalif.1.04040.8
1029Saline SalineMich.1.0393.5
1030Niles West SkokieIll.1.03915
1031CrawfordSan DiegoCalif.1.03867.6
1032La PlataLa PlataMd.1.03114
1033LincolnSioux FallsS.D.1.03019.4
1034Flanagan Pembroke PinesFla.1.02921.9
1035Lake NormanMooresvilleN.C.1.0295.8
1036MonticelloCharlottesvilleVa.1.02921
1037ServiceAnchorageAlaska1.028n/a
1038Central Bucks East DoylestownPa.1.0281
1039Forest HillsForest HillsN.Y.1.02720.6
1040Lubbock*LubbockTexas1.02739
1041Woodbridge IrvineCalif.1.0275
1042Orchard ParkOrchard ParkN.Y.1.0233
1043Trinity*EulessTexas1.02126.2
1044Forest ParkWoodbridgeVa.1.02012
1045Cactus ShadowsCave CreekAriz.1.0183
1046MineolaGarden City ParkN.Y.1.0185
1047Port RichmondStaten IslandN.Y.1.01640
1048Dunbar LexingtonKy.1.01519
1049Mt. HebronEllicott CityMd.1.0154
1050CentennialColumbusOhio1.01436.2
1051CarmelCarmelCalif.1.01212
1052Naperville North NapervilleIll.1.0105
1053RowlettRowlettTexas1.00918
1054NoviNoviMich.1.0091
1055Colonial ForgeStaffordVa.1.0085
1056Wayne HillsWayneN.J.1.0083.4
1057AshbrookGastoniaN.C.1.00726
1058ChathamChathamN.J.1.0051
1059Robbinsdale ArmstrongPlymouthMinn.1.00418
1060Woodford CountyVersaillesKy.1.00417
1061MonroeSepulvedaCalif.1.00283.4
1062Allderdice (tie)PittsburghPa.1.00026
1062Cheyenne Central (tie)CheyenneWyo.1.0008
1062Cranford (tie)CranfordN.J.1.0001
1062Hilton Central* (tie) HiltonN.Y.1.00011.6
1062Lee (tie)TylerTexas1.00025
1062Lincoln-Sudbury (tie)SudburyMass.1.0004
1062Scotts Valley (tie)Scotts ValleyCalif.1.0002
1062Woodlands (tie)HartsdaleN.Y.1.00017

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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