Washington Post releases annual high school rankings

Three local schools rank
in the top 15

For 16 years The Washington Post has ranked the nation’s high schools based on the academic challenges they provide to the students. This year 10 Duval County high schools made its annual America’s Most Challenging High Schools list, including Stanton College Prep, which ranked 7th in the nation, 1st in Florida; Paxon School for Advanced Studies, 14th in nation, 4th in the state; Samuel Wolfson, ranked 74th in the U.S. and 14th in Florida, and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, which ranked 123rd and 24th respectively.
Duval County Public Schools, the 20th largest school district in the country, is the only school district in the nation with three schools listed in the top 15. The other school that made the top grade was Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts (15th nationally, 5th in Florida).

The prestigious newspaper ranks schools through an index formula that uses 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.
To view the full America’s Most Challenging High Schools list visit http://apps.washingtonpost.com/local/highschoolchallenge/.

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