Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019
J. L. Mann High Academy, Greenville 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 743) – E&E% (38); Lunch (33); Index (3.027)
- Greenville High Academy (Ranking 864) – E&E% (66); Lunch (53); Index (2.784)
- Riverside High (Ranking 1,401) – E&E% (31); Lunch (18); Index (2.045)
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.
The index ranks high schools by the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or Cambridge tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. Schools ranked no. 220 or above are in the top 1 percent of America’s 22,000 high schools, no. 440 or above are in the top 2 percent and so on.
The E&E% column shows the percentage of all seniors who passed at least one AP, IB, or Cambridge test some time in high school. The Lunch% column gives the percentage of all students whose family incomes are low enough to qualify for lunch subsidies.
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