Posted: Monday, May 8, 2017

Three GCS Schools Among America’s Most Challenging High Schools

Three GCS Schools Among America’s Most Challenging High SchoolsJ. L. Mann High Academy, Greenville Sr. High Academy, and Riverside High School are listed among the Washington Post listing of America’s Most Challenging High Schools.

  • J. L. Mann High (Ranking 638) – E&E% (43.4); Lunch (33.5%); Index (3.198)
  • Greenville Sr. High Academy (Ranking 1,034) – E&E% (66.9); Lunch (55.5%); Index (2.414)
  • Riverside High (Ranking 2,214) – E&E% (25.6); Lunch (18%); Index (1.116)

 America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index formula using this 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.

Also noted are the percentage of students who come from families that qualify for lunch subsidies (Lunch) and the percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school career, called equity and excellence, (E&E).  More information about America's Most Challenging Schools.

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