The Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools list is designed to recognize schools that challenge average students. These top-performing schools, listed in alphabetical order, were excluded from the list because, despite their exceptional quality, their admission rules and standardized test scores indicate they have few or no average students. Non-neighborhood schools with SAT or ACT averages above the highest averages for neighborhood schools nationally are placed on this list. Our sampling of private schools is exempt from this rule so that readers can see how they compare to schools on the main list.Read full article >>
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) vetoed a school prayer bill on Friday, saying it could lead to “coercive prayer” or “religious messaging” at school events.
The bill attempted to codify students’ right to pray in school; organize prayer groups, or religious clubs or events; wear clothing or accessories with religious messages; and express religious views at school events.Read full article >>
The Washington Post’s Challenge Index, which began in 1998, is not the only way to rank high schools. Here is a quick survey of some others:
In 2007, U.S. News & World Report launched a high school list as part of its expanded rankings of several American institutions, inspired by its popular college rankings that began in 1983.Read full article >>
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