Mamaroneck, Rye Neck High Schools Among “Most Challenging” in US



Washington Post Education Correspondent Jay Mathews, who published a book called Class Struggle (1998) about Mamaroneck High School, has come up with a survey of  “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.”

In the New York State ranking, Mamaroneck High School came in at No. 49 and Rye Neck High School was No. 54th most challenging.

Here’s the methodology:

 “We take the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge tests given at a school each year and divide by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June. I call this formula the Challenge Index. With a few exceptions, public schools that achieved a ratio of at least 1.00, meaning they had as many tests in 2015 as they had graduates, were put on the national list. We rank the schools in order of that ratio, with the highest (27.32) this year achieved by BASIS Oro Valley, in Oro Valley, Ariz., which takes the top spot for the second straight year.


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