CLEVELAND, Ga. – The Washington Post has released its 19th annual “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list and, for the second year, White County High School was named to the list. The list shows how successfully schools around the nation challenge their students. Only 12 percent of the nation’s high schools qualify.
The schools are ranked by 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. According to National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, nearly one in three of the Most Challenging High Schools are Charter Public Schools, like White County.
White County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeff Wilson said, “I’m very proud of all the hard work of our students, teachers and administrators along with the great support from our school board and the White County community.”
This list doesn’t include campuses with a very small population and only included those with a “high school atmosphere,” so institutions located on college campuses and schools which include seventh grade and lower were not considered.