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The Most Challenging American High Schools

Public schools are ranked according to a ratio, called the Challenge Index, devised by Jay Mathews: the number of Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate tests taken by all students at a school in 2002 divided by the number of graduating seniors. Schools that chose more than half of their students by competitive comparison of grades or test scores were not considered. The list is designed to show which schools challenge their average students and does not work well with schools that have few or no average students.

The top 100 schools in the original version of this list appeared as the cover story of the June 2, 2003, issue of Newsweek. In the original Newsweek.com version of the list, which had 739 schools, Mathews asked any schools that might have been missed to contact him. Of those who did so, 85 qualified as having ratios of at least 1.000 in 2002, and have been added to this list.

SchoolScore
1. International Academy*, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 6.323
2. Stanton College Prep*, Jacksonville, Fla. 5.639
3. Paxon*, Jacksonville, Fla. 4.668
4. Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham 4.567
5. Jericho, N.Y. 4.519
6. George Mason*, Falls Church, Va. 4.365
7. Eastern Sierra Academy, Bridgeport, Calif. 4.25
8. Myers Park*, Charlotte, N.C. 4.086
9. Science Academy of South Texas, Mercedes, Tex. 4.024
10. H-B Woodlawn, Arlington, Va. 3.961
11. Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, Calif. 3.893
12. Manhasset, N.Y. 3.84
13. Wyoming, Cincinnati, Ohio 3.782
14. Bellevue, Wash. 3.755
15. Highland Park, Dallas, Tex. 3.693
16. Edgemont, Scarsdale, N.Y. 3.673
17. International, Bellevue, Wash. 3.643
18. Great Neck South, N.Y. 3.64
19. Newport, Bellevue, Wash. 3.625
20. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 3.573
21. Mills University Studies, Little Rock, Ark. 3.564
22. Lincoln Park Academy*, Fort Pierce, Fla. 3.521
23. W.T. Woodson*, Fairfax, Va. 3.448
24. Yorktown, Arlington, Va. 3.422
25. St. Petersburg*, Fla. 3.403
26. Brighton, Rochester, N.Y. 3.357
27. Great Neck North, N.Y. 3.298
28. Greeley, Chappaqua, N.Y. 3.24
29. Washington-Lee*, Arlington, Va. 3.192
30. Wheatley, Old Westbury, N.Y. 3.146
31. Langley, McLean, Va. 3.144
32. Indian Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio 3.1
33. Fort Myers*, Fla. 3.075
34. Pittsford Mendon, N.Y. 3.053
35. Vandermeulen, Port Jefferson, N.Y. 3.04
36. Weston, Mass. 3.009
37. Westlake, Austin, Tex. 3.004
38. Richard Montgomery*, Rockville, Md. 2.969
39. University Laboratory, Urbana, Ill. 2.932
40. High Technology, Lincroft, N.J. 2.917
41. Miami Palmetto, Fla. 2.914
42. Pittsford Sutherland, Pittsford, N.Y. 2.881
43. Lyndon B. Johnson, Austin, Tex. 2.879
44. Enloe*, Raleigh, N.C. 2.879
45. Rye, N.Y. 2.878
46. Eastside*, Gainesville, Fla. 2.868
47. Walter Johnson, Bethesda, Md. 2.848
48. Westfield, Fairfax, Va. 2.848
49. La Jolla, Calif. 2.802
50. Providence, Charlotte, N.C. 2.8
51. Banneker, Washington, D.C. 2.796
52. Gunn, Palo Alto, Calif. 2.791
53. Bronxville, N.Y. 2.78
54. Hewlett, N.Y. 2.78
55. University, Irvine, Calif. 2.772
56. East Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C. 2.774
57. Atlantic Community*, Delray Beach, Fla. 2.745
58. Robinson*, Fairfax, Va. 2.736
59. Wilson Magnet*, Rochester, N.Y. 2.735
60. Westwood*, Austin, Tex. 2.709
61. Bernards, Bernardsville, N.J. 2.707
62. Miller Place, N.Y. 2.7
63. Syosset, N.Y. 2.699
64. Wootton, Rockville, Md. 2.699
65. South Side*, Rockville Centre, N.Y. 2.69
66. Millburn, N.J. 2.673
67. Kennedy, Bellmore, N.Y. 2.668
68. Harding University*, Charlotte, N.C. 2.665
69. Stevenson, Lincolnshire, Ill. 2.658
70. Foshay Learning Center, Los Angeles 2.651
71. Chagrin Falls, Ohio 2.625
72. Chantilly, Va. 2.62
73. East Hampton, N.Y. 2.598
74. North Shore, Glen Head, N.Y. 2.591
75. Buchholz, Gainesville, Fla. 2.573
76. San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas, Calif. 2.566
77. Scarsdale, N.Y. 2.565
78. Churchill, Potomac, Md. 2.557
79. Torrey Pines, San Diego, Calif. 2.541
80. Cresskill, N.J. 2.533
81. Edina, Minn. 2.528
82. Marine & Science Tech, Miami, Fla. 2.52
83. Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 2.505
84. Duxbury, Mass. 2.502
85. Mamaroneck, N.Y. 2.5
86. Bellaire*, Tex. 2.493
87. Stonewall Jackson*, Manassas, Va. 2.489
88. Monta Vista, Cupertino, Calif. 2.47
89. Whitman, Bethesda, Md. 2.45
90. Ardsley, N.Y. 2.448
91. Lynbrook, San Jose, Calif. 2.442
92. Fairfax, Va. 2.436
93. Spruce Creek*, Port Orange, Fla. 2.436
94. Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. 2.435
95. East Mecklenburg*, Charlotte, N.C. 2.434
96. Irondequoit, Rochester, N.Y. 2.432
97. Calhoun, Merrick, N.Y. 2.419
98. Troy*, Fullerton, Calif. 2.407
99. Sunny Hills*, Fullerton, Calif. 2.384
100. Oak Park, Calif. 2.382
101. John Jay, Cross River, N.Y. 2.371
102. Lewiston-Porter, Youngstown, N.Y. 2.367
103. North Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif. 2.349
104. Garden City, N.Y. 2.346
105. Sumner Academy*, Kansas City, Kan. 2.34
106. Croton-Harmon, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. 2.338
107. Point Loma, San Diego, Calif. 2.329
108. West Potomac, Fairfax, Va. 2.325
109. Princeton, N.J. 2.323
110. Southside*, Greenville, S.C. 2.315
111. Lincoln, Tallahassee, Fla. 2.312
112. Southwest*, Minneapolis 2.307
113. Madison, Vienna, Va. 2.302
114. Eastchester, N.Y. 2.29
115. Herndon, Va. 2.286
116. Lake Braddock, Burke, Va. 2.281
117. La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad, Calif. 2.281
118. Colleyville Heritage, Colleyville, Tex. 2.271
119. Marshall Fundamental, Pasadena, Calif. 2.268
120. Plano West, Plano, Tex. 2.267
121. McKinney, Tex. 2.25
122. Grimsley*, Greensboro, N.C. 2.25
123. Lower Merion, Ardmore, Penn. 2.236
124. Clarke County*, Berryville, Va. 2.234
125. Malibu, Calif. 2.215
126. Briarcliff, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. 2.212
127. Menchville, Newport News, Va. 2.21
128. Falls Church, Fairfax, Va. 2.209
129. Coronado*, Calif. 2.195
130. Mission San Jose, Fremont, Calif. 2.192
131. Mepham, Bellmore, N.Y. 2.188
132. Mountain Brook, Ala. 2.182
133. Floral Park, N.Y. 2.18
134. Lower Moreland, Pa. 2.177
135. Solon, Ohio 2.176
136. Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, Calif. 2.176
137. Half Hollow Hills East, N.Y. 2.172
138. New Hartford, N.Y. 2.171
139. Ithaca, N.Y. 2.162
140. Westlake, Westlake Village, Calif. 2.156
141. Sammamish, Bellevue, Wash. 2.155
142. South Mecklenburg, Charlotte, N.C. 2.152
143. Oakton, Vienna, Va. 2.141
144. Beachwood, Ohio 2.134
145. West Springfield, Springfield, Va. 2.132
146. Tappan Zee, Orangeburg, N.Y. 2.131
147. Boerne, Tex. 2.131
148. Walton, Marietta, Ga. 2.128
149. Hayfield, Fairfax, Va. 2.124
150. Summit, N.J. 2.122
151. La Canada, Calif. 2.119
152. McLean, Va. 2.111
153. Saratoga, Calif. 2.109
154. Chapel Hill, N.C. 2.103
155. Edmond North, Edmond, Okla. 2.097
156. Ridge, Basking Ridge, N.J. 2.096
157. Booker T. Washington*, Tulsa, Okla. 2.089
158. Leon, Tallahassee, Fla. 2.087
159. Schreiber, Port Washington, N.Y. 2.087
160. Andover, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 2.086
161. Harborfields, Greenlawn, N.Y. 2.083
162. San Marino, Calif. 2.082
163. Farmington, Conn. 2.079
164. Blacksburg, Va. 2.077
165. Warwick*, Newport News, Va. 2.074
166. Edison, Fresno, Calif. 2.059
167. Grapevine, Tex. 2.044
168. D'Evelyn, Denver 2.044
169. New Trier, Winnetka, Ill. 2.041
170. Rye Neck, Mamaroneck, N.Y. 2.026
171. Lexington, Mass. 2.02
172. Amador Valley, Pleasanton, Calif. 2.016
173. Clayton, St. Louis 2.016
174. Beverly Hills, Calif. 2.009
175. Evanston Township, Ill. 2.004
176. Santa Monica, Calif. 2
177. Centreville, Clifton, Va. 1.998
178. King*, Milwaukee, Wis. 1.993
179. Long Island City, N.Y. 1.993
180. Dover-Sherborn, Dover, Mass. 1.991
181. Jordan, Durham, N.C. 1.991
182. University City, San Diego, Calif. 1.989
183. Lakeside, Atlanta 1.985
184. Patrick Henry*, Minneapolis 1.983
185. Marshall*, Fairfax, Va. 1.98
186. Pelham, N.Y. 1.978
187. Rickards*, Tallahassee, Fla. 1.976
188. Park City, Utah 1.97
189. Pensacola*, Fla. 1.965
190. Dulaney, Timonium, Md. 1.96
191. Cerritos, Calif. 1.958
192. Dreyfoos School of Arts, West Palm Beach, Fla. 1.958
193. Coral Reef*, Miami, Fla. 1.956
194. Clarence, N.Y. 1.95
195. Herricks, New Hyde Park, N.Y. 1.95
196. Hastings, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. 1.949
197. Irvington, N.Y. 1.948
198. Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, Calif. 1.946
199. Washington*, Denver 1.93
200. Scripps Ranch, San Diego, Calif. 1.929
201. Paschal, Fort Worth, Tex. 1.929
202. Cocoa Beach*, Fla. 1.925
203. Garfield, Seattle, Wash. 1.924
204. Bethesda-Chevy Chase*, Bethesda, Md. 1.922
205. Manchester Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass. 1.918
206. King*, Tampa, Fla. 1.918
207. Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach, Calif. 1.916
208. Palisades Charter, Pacific Palisades, Calif. 1.916
209. Amherst Central, N.Y. 1.914
210. Northwest Arts, Charlotte, N.C. 1.913
211. Campolindo, Moraga, Calif. 1.912
212. Tuxedo, Tuxedo Park, N.Y. 1.906
213. Elwood-John H. Glenn, East Northport, N.Y. 1.899
214. Palo Alto, Calif. 1.892
215. Lakewood*, Colo. 1.887
216. Boulder, Colo. 1.884
217. Nova, Davie, Fla. 1.884
218. Mountain View, Calif. 1.878
219. Foothill, Pleasanton, Calif. 1.872
220. Palm Harbor University*, Palm Harbor, Fla. 1.871
221. Vance, Charlotte, N.C. 1.871
222. Chamblee Charter, Ga. 1.866
223. Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK, Plainview, N.Y. 1.86
224. Conard, West Hartford, Conn. 1.858
225. Pleasantville, N.Y. 1.857
226. Mainland Regional, Linwood, N.J. 1.853
227. Half Hollow Hills West, Dix Hills, N.Y. 1.852
228. Los Gatos, Calif. (tie) 1.851
228. North Mecklenburg*, Huntersville, N.C. (tie) 1.851
230. Valley Stream South, Valley Stream, N.Y. 1.848
231. Carle Place, N.Y. 1.843
232. Centennial, Ellicott City, Md. 1.841
233. Stuart*, Fairfax, Va. 1.84
234. Fountain Valley, Calif. (tie) 1.84
234. Marina, Huntington Beach, Calif. (tie) 1.84
236. Anderson*, Austin, Tex. 1.834
237. Eureka, Mo. 1.834
238. Arcadia, Calif. 1.831
239. Lake Brantley, Altamonte Springs, Fla. 1.829
240. Hinsdale Central, Ill. 1.826
241. Auburn*, Ala. 1.826
242. Oyster Bay, N.Y. 1.822
243. South Texas Health Professions, Mercedes, Tex. 1.821
244. Hillsborough*, Tampa, Fla. 1.819
245. Southwest, High Point, N.C. 1.817
246. Mountain Lakes, N.J. 1.817
247. Miramonte, Orinda, Calif. 1.814
248. North Atlanta*, Ga. 1.807
249. West*, Salt Lake City 1.805
250. Ladue Horton Watkins, St. Louis 1.803
251. Cherry Creek, Greenwood Village, Colo. 1.802
252. Helix Charter, La Mesa, Calif. 1.799
253. Acton-Boxborough, Acton, Mass. 1.787
254. Williamsville North, N.Y. 1.778
255. Ossining, N.Y. 1.777
256. Valley Stream Central, Valley Stream, N.Y. 1.777
257. Acalanes, Lafayette, Calif. 1.772
258. Shaker Heights, Ohio 1.769
259. Winter Springs, Fla. 1.765
260. Oak Ridge, Tenn. 1.761
261. Orange, Pepper Pike, Ohio 1.76
262. Memorial, Houston, Tex. 1.76
263. Reno, Nev. 1.759
264. DeBakey Health Professions, Houston, Tex. 1.753
265. Smith, Greensboro, N.C. 1.745
266. Perry, Ohio 1.744
267. Holmdel, N.J. 1.744
268. Southwest, San Diego, Calif. 1.741
269. Smithtown, N.Y. 1.736
270. East Greenwich, R.I. 1.733
271. Independence*, Charlotte, N.C. 1.726
272. High School of Environmental Studies, New York City 1.724
273. Poolesville, Md. 1.717
274. Conestoga, Berwyn, Pa. 1.716
275. Glass, Lynchburg, Va. 1.708
276. Lahser, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 1.707
277. Ward Melville, East Setauket, N.Y. 1.7
278. Blindbrook, Rye Brook, N.Y. 1.7
279. Clovis West, Fresno, Calif. 1.696
280. Calabasas, Calif. 1.696
281. Sweetwater, National City, Calif. 1.689
282. First Colonial, Virginia Beach, Va. 1.689
283. Ashbrook, Gastonia, N.C. 1.684
284. Asheville, N.C. 1.683
285. Springbrook*, Silver Spring, Md. 1.68
286. Coral Gables*, Fla. 1.678
287. Lake Mary, Fla. 1.676
288. Oceanside, N.Y.. 1.67
289. Mira Loma*, Sacramento, Calif. 1.667
290. Niskayuna, Schenectady, N.Y. 1.663
291. King Drew Medical Magnet, Los Angeles 1.663
292. Plano, Tex. 1.661
293. Grosse Pointe South, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. 1.66
294. White, Dallas 1.659
295. Fox Lane, Bedford, N.Y. 1.656
296. Pearl River, N.Y. 1.651
297. North Hunterdon, Annandale, N.J. 1.647
298. Hall, West Hartford, Conn. 1.646
299. Garinger, Charlotte, N.C. 1.644
300. Glenbrook South, Glenview, Ill. 1.643
301. High Point*, N.C. 1.635
302. Montgomery Blair, Silver Spring, Md. 1.631
303. Chaparral, Scottsdale, Ariz. 1.631
304. Stoneman Douglas, Parkland, Fla. 1.631
305. Air Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. 1.63
306. Valhalla, El Cajon, Calif. 1.628
307. Incline, Incline Village, Nev. (tie) 1.625
307. Newton South, Mass. (tie) 1.625
309. Mount Vernon*, Fairfax, Va. 1.622
310. Wakefield, Arlington, Va. 1.606
311. Southern, Greensboro, N.C. 1.606
312. Troy, Mich. 1.606
313. El Camino, Oceanside, Calif. 1.603
314. Page, Greensboro, N.C. 1.599
315. Clarkstown South, West Nyack, N.Y. 1.597
316. Bel Air, El Paso, Tex. 1.596
317. Laguna Beach, Calif. 1.593
318. Serra, San Diego, Calif. 1.591
319. Brentwood, Tenn. 1.588
320. School for Advanced Studies, Miami, Fla. 1.587
321. Esperanza, Anaheim, Calif. 1.582
322. Princess Anne*, Virginia Beach, Va. 1.581
323. Lake Forest, Ill. 1.579
324. Byram Hills, Armonk, N.Y. 1.577
325. West Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C. 1.577
326. Governor Livingston, Berkeley Heights, N.J. 1.575
327. Templeton, Calif. 1.572
328. Cardozo, Bayside, N.Y. 1.569
329. Redwood, Larkspur, Calif. 1.566
330. Locust Valley, N.Y. 1.565
331. Bonita Vista*, Chula Vista, Calif. 1.565
332. Jenks, Okla. 1.564
333. West Morris Mendham*, Mendham, N.J. 1.564
334. Garland*, Tex. 1.559
335. Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, N.Y. 1.558
336. Patrick Henry, San Diego, Calif. 1.557
337. Wilson*, Hacienda Heights, Calif. 1.556
338. Dutch Fork, Irmo, S.C. 1.55
339. Wichita East*, Wichita, Kan. 1.546
340. Ocean Lakes, Virginia Beach, Va. 1.545
341. Gar-Field*, Woodbridge, Va. 1.543
332. Roswell, Ga. 1.542
333. Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies, Reseda, Calif. 1.536
334. Ragsdale, Jamestown, N.C. 1.536
345. Northwest, Greensboro, N.C. 1.535
346. Westwood, Mass. 1.535
347. North Springs, Atlanta 1.535
348. Fremd, Palatine, Ill. 1.535
349. Green Hope, Morrisville, N.C. 1.528
350. East, Denver 1.524
351. Coppell, Tex. 1.523
352. Walnut*, Calif. 1.52
353. Williamsville South, N.Y. 1.518
354. Chattahoochee, Alpharetta, Ga. 1.518
355. New Rochelle, N.Y. 1.517
356. Palmer*, Colorado Springs, Colo. 1.517
357. White Station, Memphis, Tenn. 1.514
358. Northern Highlands, Allendale, N.J. 1.513
359. Edinburg North, Tex. 1.512
360. Spartanburg, S.C. 1.508
361. Sycamore, Ohio 1.507
362. Paint Branch, Burtonsville, Md. 1.507
363. Fairview*, Boulder, Colo. 1.503
364. Western, Greensboro, N.C. 1.503
365. Glenbrook North, Northbrook, Ill. 1.502
366. Rio Americano, Sacramento, Calif. 1.501
367. Pikesville, Baltimore County, Md. 1.498
368. Rumson-Fair Haven, Rumson, N.J. 1.497
369. Mann, Greenville, S.C. 1.496
370. Tenafly, N.J. 1.495
371. Seminole*, Sanford, Fla. 1.493
372. DuPont, Greenville, Del. 1.493
373. Aurora, Ohio 1.49
374. Culver City, Calif. 1.487
375. Claremont, Calif. 1.487
376. Sherwood, Sandy Spring, Md. 1.487
377. Burlingame, Calif. 1.484
378. McQueen, Reno, Nev. 1.481
379. Maury, Norfolk, Va. 1.481
380. Seaholm, Birmingham, Mich. 1.479
381. Taylor, Katy, Tex. 1.479
382. Clear Lake, Houston 1.474
383. Granada Hills, Calif. 1.472
384. Taft, Woodland Hills, Calif. 1.469
385. Potomac Falls, Va. 1.468
386. Tuckahoe, N.Y. 1.468
387. DuPont Manual, Louisville, Ken. 1.466
388. Harriton*, Rosemont, Penn. 1.464
389. Rush-Henrietta, Henrietta, N.Y. 1.463
390. Stone, Waldorf, Md. 1.46
391. Wayland, Mass. 1.46
392. Williamsville East, East Amherst, N.Y. 1.459
393. Leland, San Jose, Calif. 1.458
394. Woodside, Newport News, Va. 1.455
395. Wash. Math Science Tech, Washington, D.C. 1.453
396. Lincoln College Prep*, Kansas City, Mo. 1.452
397. Westlake, Thornwood, N.Y. 1.45
398. Simi Valley, Calif. 1.448
399. Marquette, Chesterfield, Mo. 1.443
400. Haldane, Cold Spring, N.Y. 1.442
401. Clements, Sugar Land, Tex. 1.437
402. Watchung Hills, Warren, N.J. 1.436
403. Alta, Sandy, Utah 1.434
404. Davis, Calif. 1.434
405. Service, Anchorage, Ak. 1.434
406. Glen Ridge, N.J. 1.432
407. El Camino Real, Woodland Hills, Calif. 1.43
408. Cooperstown Central, N.Y. 1.429
409. Kennedy, Silver Spring, Md. 1.428
410. Grosse Pointe North, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. 1.418
411. Venice, Calif. 1.418
412. South Lakes*, Reston, Va. 1.416
413. Lynbrook, N.Y. 1.416
414. Cleveland, Reseda, Calif. 1.415
415. Midwood, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1.414
416. Piedmont, Calif. 1.411
417. Diamond Bar, Calif. 1.41
418. Van Nuys, Calif. 1.408
419. Lawrence, Cedarhurst, N.Y. 1.408
420. Parkview, Lilburn, Ga. 1.407
421. Homestead, Cupertino, Calif. 1.407
422. Huntington, N.Y. 1.404
423. Cox, Virginia Beach, Va. 1.404
424. Centennial, Roswell, Ga. 1.403
425. Chatsworth, Calif. 1.402
426. Staples, Westport, Conn. 1.401
427. Carroll, Southlake, Tex. 1.4
428. Northeast, McLeansville, N.C. (tie) 1.4
428. Wellesley, Wellesley Hills, Mass. (tie) 1.4
430. Edison*, Fairfax, Va. 1.397
431. Carson, Calif. 1.396
432. Gov. Thomas Johnson, Frederick, Md. 1.396
433. North Central*, Indianapolis, Ind. 1.394
434. Mark Keppel, Alhambra, Calif. 1.393
435. Riverside, Greer, S.C. 1.393
436. Grant, Valley Green, Calif. 1.392
437. Plano East*, Plano, Tex. 1.392
438. Rider, Wichita Falls, Tex. 1.392
439. Western Albemarle, Crozet, Va. 1.392
440. Somers, N.Y. 1.391
441. Central Kitsap, Silverdale, Wash. 1.388
442. Littleton*, Colo. 1.387
443. Las Lomas, Walnut Creek, Calif. 1.386
444. Firestone*, Akron, Ohio 1.381
445. Barron Collier, Naples, Fla. 1.381
446. Highland Park, Ill. 1.379
447. Woods Cross, Utah 1.378
448. Homestead, Mequon, Wis. 1.376
449. Northwood, Irvine, Calif. 1.375
450. Magruder, Rockville, Md. 1.374
451. Gainesville, Fla. 1.374
452. Newman Smith, Carrolton, Tex. 1.373
453. Quince Orchard, Gaithersburg, Md. 1.372
454. Clover Hill, Midlothian, Va. 1.369
455. Starr's Mill, Fayetteville, Ga. 1.368
456. Broad Run, Ashburn, Va. 1.368
457. Ridgefield, Conn. 1.367
458. Butler, Matthews, N.C. 1.367
459. Cinco Ranch, Katy, Tex. 1.366
460. Skyline, Salt Lake City, Utah 1.365
461. McCallum, Austin, Tex. 1.364
462. Brookwood, Snellville, Ga. 1.363
463. Mount Tabor, Winston Salem, N.C. 1.362
464. Barrington, Ill. 1.361
465. Bartow*, Fla. 1.36
466. Bozeman, Mont. 1.359
467. Davis, Kaysville, Utah 1.359
468. Martin County, Stuart, Fla. 1.358
469. Verona, Wis. 1.357
470. Riverside Polytechnic, Riverside, Calif. 1.356
471. Interlake*, Bellevue, Wash. 1.355
472. Watauga, Boone, N.C. 1.355
473. Como Park, St. Paul, Minn. 1.354
474. Pioneer, Ann Arbor, Mich. 1.353
475. Hendrick Hudson, Montrose, N.Y. 1.352
476. Kings Park, N.Y. 1.351
477. Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta, Calif. 1.351
478. Franklin, Los Angeles 1.35
479. Plant, Tampa, Fla. 1.348
480. Charlottesville, Va. 1.348
481. Parkway West, Ballwin, Mo. 1.344
482. Round Rock, Tex. 1.342
483. West Windsor-Plainsboro South, Princeton Junction, N.J. 1.339
484. Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, N.J. 1.338
485. Ottawa Hills, Ohio 1.338
486. Northwest, Germantown, Md. 1.337
487. Wilsonville, Ore. 1.333
488. Washington, San Francisco, Calif. 1.333
489. Lake Highlands, Dallas, Tex. 1.332
490. Shorewood, Wis. 1.332
491. Madison Memorial, Madison, Wis. 1.331
492. Spanish River, Boca Raton, Fla. 1.33
493. Aliso Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Calif. 1.329
494. Oviedo, Fla. 1.327
495. Livingston, N.J. 1.326
496. Needham Broughton, Raleigh, N.C. 1.321
497. Olympic, Charlotte, N.C. 1.321
498. North Farmington, Farmington Hills, Mich. 1.32
499. Glendora, Calif. 1.32
500. Port Richmond, Staten Island, N.Y. 1.319
501. Stone Bridge, Ashburn, Va. 1.318
502. Bethlehem Central, Delmar, N.Y. 1.318
503. Lake Oswego, Ore. 1.318
504. A&M Consolidated, College Station, Tex. 1.318
505. Carver Center for Arts & Teaching, Baltimore County, Md. 1.315
506. Osbourn Park, Manassas, Va. 1.311
507. Vestal Central*, N.Y. 1.31
508. Gaithersburg, Md. 1.309
509. Aragon, San Mateo, Calif. 1.309
510. Beaverton*, Ore. 1.309
511. Marshall, Los Angeles 1.305
512. Irvine, Calif. 1.304
513. Schurr, Montebello, Calif. 1.304
514. Wissahickon, Ambler, Penn. 1.304
515. Liberty, Colorado Springs, Colo. 1.303
516. Montville, N.J. 1.302
517. Irondale, New Brighton, Minn. 1.302
518. Towson, Md. 1.302
519. Berkeley, Calif. 1.302
520. Honeoye Falls-Lima, Honeoye Falls, N.Y. 1.301
521. Stratford, Houston 1.301
522. Reseda, Calif. (tie) 1.3
522. Wilton, Conn. (tie) 1.3
524. Deerfield, Ill. 1.298
525. Riverside, Durham, N.C. 1.297
526. Niles North, Niles, Ill. 1.296
527. Clinton Central, Clinton, N.Y. 1.296
528. South, Torrance, Calif. 1.296
529. Cedar Hill, Tex. 1.296
530. White Plains, N.Y. 1.294
531. New Berlin West, New Berlin, Wis. 1.294
532. Redondo, Redondo Beach, Calif. 1.294
533. Homewood-Flossmoor, Flossmoor, Ill. 1.293
534. Northport, N.Y. 1.291
535. Nease*, St. Augustine, Fla. 1.291
536. Greenwich, Conn. 1.289
537. Fremont, Los Angeles 1.285
538. Capistrano Valley, Mission Viejo, Calif. 1.284
539. Edmond Memorial, Edmond, Okla. 1.281
540. New Canaan, Conn. 1.281
541. Loudoun Valley, Purcellville, Va. 1.28
542. Gateway, San Francisco, Calif. 1.28
543. Baldwin, N.Y. (tie) 1.279
543. Classen School of Advanced Studies*, Oklahoma City (tie) 1.279
543. Woodlands, Hartsdale, N.Y. (tie) 1.279
546. Deland*, Fla. 1.278
547. Fayetteville-Manlius, Manlius, N.Y. 1.276
548. Hinsdale South, Darien, Ill. 1.275
549. South Eugene*, Eugene, Ore. 1.275
550. San Jose High Academy*, San Jose, Calif. 1.274
551. Cape Elizabeth, Me. 1.274
552. Wilson, Long Beach, Calif. 1.273
553. San Mateo, Calif. 1.271
554. East Lyme, Conn. 1.27
555. Dobbs Ferry*, N.Y. 1.268
556. Dunwoody, Ga. 1.266
557. Anderson School of Arts, Jacksonville, Fla. 1.266
558. Dana Hills, Calif. 1.266
559. East Brunswick, N.J. 1.265
560. Smoky Hill*, Aurora, Colo. 1.264
561. Newbury Park*, Calif. 1.263
562. Desoto, Tex. 1.26
563. Spring Valley, Columbia, S.C. 1.26
564. West Mecklenburg, Charlotte, N.C. 1.259
565. Poudre*, Fort Collins, Colo. 1.258
566. Whitefish Bay, Wis. 1.257
567. Woodruff, S.C. 1.257
568. Miami Killian, Miami, Fla. 1.257
569. Rockville, Md. 1.257
570. Oak Park & River Forest, Oak Park, Ill. 1.256
571. Eastview, Apple Valley, Minn. 1.255
572. Hereford, Baltimore County, Md. 1.254
573. West Windsor-Plainsboro North, Plainsboro, N.J. 1.253
574. Lee*, Fairfax, Va. 1.249
575. St. Louis Park*, Minn. 1.248
576. Harrison, N.Y. 1.247
577. Hamilton, Los Angeles 1.247
578. Broadneck, Annapolis, Md. 1.244
579. Arrowhead, Hartland, Wis. 1.243
580. Milton, Alpharetta, Ga. 1.243
581. Arroyo Grande, Calif. 1.242
582. Mauldin, Greenville, S.C. 1.242
583. Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, Calif. 1.24
584. Campbell*, Smyrna, Ga. 1.239
585. Arcata, Calif. 1.239
586. Damascus, Md. 1.239
587. Bay, Bay Village, Ohio 1.236
588. Unionville, Kennett Square, Pa. 1.235
589. Silver Creek, San Jose, Calif. 1.234
590. Binghamton, N.Y. 1.233
591. Marietta*, Ga. 1.233
592. Albemarle, Charlottesville, Va. 1.232
593. Joel Barlow, Redding, Conn. 1.231
594. San Marcos, Santa Barbara, Calif. 1.23
595. Gaither, Tampa, Fla. 1.23
596. Voorhees, Glen Gardner, N.J. 1.229
597. Tucker, Ga. 1.229
598. Villa Park, Calif. 1.229
599. Stockdale, Bakersfield, Calif. 1.227
600. Monte Vista, Spring Valley, Calif. 1.227
601. City College*, Baltimore, Md. 1.225
602. Tampa Bay Technical, Tampa, Fla. 1.225
603. Hillsdale, San Mateo, Calif. 1.225
604. Lincoln, San Jose, Calif. 1.224
605. Lyman, Longwood, Fla. 1.223
606. Granite Hills, El Cajon, Calif. 1.221
607. Randolph, N.J. 1.22
608. Montgomery, Skillman, N.J. 1.217
609. Longmeadow, Mass. 1.217
610. Newport Harbor, Newport Beach, Calif. 1.214
611. Highland, Salt Lake City 1.214
612. Decatur, Ga. 1.213
613. Viewmont, Bountiful, Utah 1.212
614. Okemos, Mich. 1.211
615. Sandburg, Orland Park, Ill. 1.211
616. Jamestown, Williamsburg, Va. 1.208
617. California, San Ramon, Calif. 1.207
618. Grand Island, N.Y. 1.206
619. Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet, Los Angeles 1.206
620. J.J. Pearce, Richardson, Tex. 1.205
621. Ramsey, N.J. 1.204
622. Tustin, Calif. 1.199
623. Franklin, Reisterstown, Md. 1.195
624. Shaker, Latham, N.Y. 1.194
625. Greenville, S.C. 1.192
626. Lakeland, Shrub Oak, N.Y. 1.191
627. Olympus, Salt Lake City, Utah 1.19
628. Libertyville, Ill. 1.19
629. Johnston, Austin, Tex. 1.189
630. Lowville Academy, Lowville, N.Y. 1.187
631. Dobyns-Bennett, Kingsport, Tenn. 1.185
632. Thousand Oaks, Calif. 1.185
633. Lathrop, Fairbanks, Ak. 1.184
634. Francis Polytechnic, Sun Valley, Calif. 1.183
635. Eleanor Roosevelt, Greenbelt, Md. 1.181
636. Sunnyslope, Phoenix, Ariz. 1.181
637. Mount Lebanon, Pittsburgh, Pa. 1.181
638. Penfield, N.Y. 1.179
639. North Salem, N.Y. 1.179
640. Chamberlain, Tampa, Fla. (tie) 1.174
640. Yarmouth, Me. (tie) 1.174
642. Naaman Forest, Garland, Tex. 1.174
643. Fayetteville, Ark. 1.173
644. Diamond Ranch, Pomona, Calif. 1.173
645. Urbana, Ijamsville, Md. 1.166
646. Westfield, N.J. 1.164
647. Woodland Hills, Pittsburgh, Penn. 1.164
648. Loudoun County, Leesburg, Va. 1.163
649. Gates Chili, Rochester, N.Y. 1.163
650. Annandale*, Va. 1.162
651. Beaufort*, S.C. 1.16
652. Blake, Silver Spring, Md. 1.16
653. La Grange, Ga. 1.159
654. San Clemente*, Calif. 1.159
655. Chancellor, Fredericksburg, Va. 1.159
656. Rampart*, Colorado Springs, Colo. 1.158
657. Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, Colo. 1.155
658. South Pasadena, Calif. 1.154
659. Edward R. Murrow, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1.153
660. Austin, Tex. 1.153
661. Douglas County*, Castle Rock, Colo. 1.153
662. El Modena, Orange, Calif. 1.15
663. Southeast, Greensboro, N.C. 1.15
664. Lamar*, Houston, Tex. 1.15
665. Alameda, Calif. 1.15
666. Groves, Beverly Hills, Mich. 1.148
667. Granite Bay, Calif. 1.147
668. Monte Vista, Danville, Calif. 1.147
669. Aiken, S.C. 1.147
670. Needham, Mass. 1.146
671. Lake Travis, Austin, Tex. 1.145
672. Fox Chapel, Pittsburgh, Penn. 1.145
673. Los Alamos, N.M. 1.144
674. Garfield, Los Angeles 1.144
675. Long Beach Polytechnic, Calif. 1.143
676. Green Valley*, Henderson, Nev. 1.142
677. Yorktown, Yorktown Heights, N.Y. 1.142
678. Rutherford*, Panama City, Fla. 1.142
679. Eagle Rock, Los Angeles 1.141
680. Mills, Millbrae, Calif. 1.141
681. Clarkstown North, New City, N.Y. 1.14
682. Highland Park*, St. Paul, Minn. 1.136
683. Washington, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1.134
684. Von Steuben Metro Science Center, Chicago 1.134
685. Fairport*, N.Y. 1.134
686. Wooster*, Reno, Nev. 1.131
687. Forest Park, Woodbridge, Va. 1.13
688. Rowlett, Garland, Tex. 1.129
689. The Woodlands, Tex. 1.128
690. Pascack Hills, Montvale, N.J. 1.128
691. Darien, Conn. 1.126
692. Schroeder, Webster, N.Y. 1.126
693. Maine Township South, Park Ridge, Ill. 1.126
694. Centerville, Ohio 1.126
695. Detroit Lakes, Minn. 1.122
696. Woodbridge, Va. 1.122
697. Mission Viejo*, Calif. 1.115
698. Loch Raven, Baltimore County, Md. 1.113
699. Lewis & Clark, Spokane, Wash. 1.111
700. Sebastian River*, Sebastian, Fla. 1.11
701. Heritage, Newport News, Va. 1.109
702. Pascack Valley, Hillsdale, N.J. 1.106
703. Huntington Beach, Calif. 1.106
703. Novi, Mich. 1.106
705. Robbinsdale Cooper*, New Hope, Minn. 1.104
706. Boise, Ida. 1.104
707. Weston, Conn. 1.104
708. Hoover, Glendale, Calif. 1.104
709. Lincoln*, Portland, Ore. 1.104
710. Grissom, Huntsville, Ala. 1.103
711. Iroquois Central, Elma, N.Y. 1.103
712. Hudson, Ohio (tie) 1.1
712. Skaneateles, N.Y. (tie) 1.1
714. Lone Peak, Highland, Utah 1.098
715. Wilson, Washington, D.C. 1.097
716. Vernon Hills, Ill. 1.096
717. Richland Northeast, Columbia, S.C. 1.091
718. Roosevelt, Sioux Falls, S.D. 1.09
719. Edmond Santa Fe, Edmond, Okla. 1.089
720. Mt. Carmel, San Diego, Calif. 1.089
721. C.W. Baker, Baldwinsville, N.Y. 1.087
722. Dudley, Greensboro, N.C. 1.086
723. South River, Edgewater, Md. 1.086
724. Brewster Central, Brewster, N.Y. 1.084
725. Bonita, La Verne, Calif. 1.084
726. Susan E. Wagner, Staten Island, N.Y. 1.081
727. Alhambra, Calif. 1.079
728. Hylton, Woodbridge, Va. 1.079
729. Jenison, Mich. 1.078
730. Milton, Mass. 1.073
731. Morgantown, W.Va. 1.073
732. Bell, Calif. 1.072
733. Courtland, Spotsylvania, Va. 1.071
734. San Marcos, Calif. 1.07
735. Severna Park, Md. 1.067
736. Little Rock Central, Ark. 1.067
737. Catonsville, Baltimore County, Md. 1.067
738. Massaponax, Fredericksburg, Va. 1.065
739. Fitch, Groton, Conn. 1.065
740. Robbinsdale Armstrong, Plymouth, Minn. 1.063
741. Glenbard West, Glen Ellyn, Ill. 1.062
742. Wayzata, Plymouth, Minn. 1.061
743. Timpanogos, Orem, Utah 1.059
744. Riverside University, Milwaukee, Wis. 1.059
745. Casa Grande, Petaluma, Calif. 1.058
746. Sandy Creek, Tyrone, Ga. 1.057
747. West Genesee, Camillus, N.Y. 1.057
748. Walkersville, Md. 1.057
749. East Meadow, N.Y. 1.055
750. Los Alamitos, Calif. 1.053
751. South Aiken, Aiken, S.C. 1.053
752. Foothill*, Santa Ana, Calif. 1.053
753. Brackenridge, San Antonio, Tex. 1.052
754. Valley Stream North, Franklin Square, N.Y. 1.051
755. Newton North, Mass. 1.05
756. Upper Arlington, Ohio 1.05
757. Canyon, Anaheim, Calif. 1.048
758. Cypress Creek, Houston 1.046
759. Buffalo Grove, Ill. 1.046
760. Agoura, Calif. 1.044
761. Hillcrest, Dallas 1.043
762. Huron, Ann Arbor, Mich. 1.043
763. Bell Gardens, Calif. (tie) 1.042
763. Park Ridge, N.J. (tie) 1.042
765. Middletown, Md. 1.042
766. Woodside, Redwood City, Calif. 1.041
767. Apollo, Glendale, Ariz. 1.041
768. Encinal, Alameda, Calif. 1.04
769. Vanguard*, Ocala, Fla. 1.04
770. Galena, Reno, Nev. 1.039
771. Lake Howell, Winter Park, Fla. 1.039
772. Santiago, Corona, Calif. 1.039
773. Roosevelt, Los Angeles, Calif. 1.038
774. Aptos, Calif. 1.038
775. Andrews, High Point, N.C. 1.038
776. Patuxent, Lusby, Md. 1.037
777. Olympic Heights, Boca Raton, Fla. 1.036
778. West Bloomfield, Mich. 1.036
779. School Without Walls, Washington, D.C. (tie) 1.034
779. University, Los Angeles (tie) 1.034
781. Central Bucks East, Doylestown, Pa. 1.033
782. Redlands, Calif. 1.03
783. Brookline, Mass. 1.029
784. Bullard, Fresno, Calif. 1.029
785. South St. Paul*, Minn. 1.026
786. Mundelein, Ill. 1.026
787. Dripping Springs, Tex. 1.026
788. Belmont, Mass. 1.024
789. Nicolet, Glendale, Wis. 1.023
790. River Dell, Oradell, N.J. 1.023
791. Smithson Valley, Spring Branch, Tex. 1.022
792. Commack*, N.Y. 1.022
793. Fernandina Beach, Fla. 1.021
794. Santa Susana, Simi Valley, Calif. 1.021
795. Blue Valley North, Overland Park, Kan. 1.021
796. Sylmar, Calif. 1.021
797. Gateway*, Kissimmee, Fla. 1.019
798. Dos Pueblos, Goleta, Calif. 1.018
799. Blue Valley Northwest, Overland Park, Kan. 1.018
800. Freehold, N.J. 1.017
801. Upper St. Clair, Penn. 1.017
802. Watkins Mill, Gaithersburg, Md. 1.016
803. Bountiful, Doug Lake, Utah 1.015
804. Park View, Sterling, Va. 1.014
805. Brighton, Salt Lake City, Utah 1.014
806. Fort Lee, N.J. 1.014
807. Grossmont, La Mesa, Calif. 1.014
808. Hart, Newhall, Calif. 1.013
809. Kempsville, Virginia Beach, Va. 1.013
810. South Gate, Calif. 1.011
811. Heritage, Littleton, Colo. 1.009
812. Pomperaug, Southbury, Conn. 1.009
813. Lincoln-Sudbury, Sudbury, Mass. 1.007
814. Timberline, Boise, Ida. 1.006
815. Ysleta, El Paso, Tex. 1.006
816. Chatham, N.J. 1.006
817. Mandarin, Jacksonville, Fla. 1.004
818. Suffern, N.Y. 1.003
819. Miami Sunset, Miami, Fla. 1.003
820. Lyons Township North, LaGrange, Ill. 1.003
821. Woodbridge, Irvine, Calif. 1.002
822. Bingham, South Jordan, Utah (tie) 1
822. Brainerd, Minn. (tie) 1
822. Eastern, Gibsonville, N.C. (tie) 1

* gave IB tests
Research: Kimberly Jeffries and Laila Ouhamou

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