Washington Post: “America’s Most Challenging High Schools national top 25 list for 2015”

by English Hound - Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 @ 11:21 AM

Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews shares his 2015 list for America’s Most Challenging High Schools. Surprise — many are in Arizona, Texas and Florida!

America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index invented by Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews. The index formula is a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school in 2014, divided by the number of graduates that year.

Noted in our national and local tables are the percentage of students eligible for government meal subsidies — a common benchmark for poverty — and each school’s average scores on the SAT, a common college entrance exam with a national average of 1497 out of 2400. [Read More]


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