The Washington Post recently released its 2017 list of the Most Challenging High Schools in the U.S. The list ranks schools through an index formula that’s a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many tests as graduates. The list includes 2,323 schools across the country and more than 180 schools in the Washington region. Several Montgomery County schools made the list with Poolesville High School ranking the highest at number 93. Also making the top 200 include Richard Montgomery, Winston Churchill, Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Walt Whitman high schools.
Here is a look at the top 10 most challenging schools in Maryland and their national ranking, according to the Washington Post.
Richard Montgomery in Rockville (118)
Churchill in Potomac (129)
Bethesda-Chevy Chase (155)
Walt Whitman in Bethesda (181)
Holton-Arms in Bethesda (239)
Quince Orchard in Gaithersburg (250)
Wootton in Rockville (253)
Chesapeake Science Point in Hanover (261)
South River in Edgewater (262)
You can find a complete list and additional statistics in the original Washington Post article here.
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