Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Newsweek's 2008 Challenge Index is out

The Post & Newsweek's education columnist Jay Mathews has released the 2008 Challenge Index, listing the top 100 public high schools as determined by "the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or Cambridge tests given at a school in May, and divide by the number of seniors graduating in May or June." DC has one school in the top 100 schools: Bell Multicultural coming in at number 76. Last year DC also place a school in the top 100 --Banneker-- which place 91st.

The table below shows how all of the District schools who have been listed on the index have done of the last 4 years. A promising trend is more and more DC schools are making the list each year, and they're mostly trending upwards in their ranking.

School2008200720062005
Banneker1499121046
Bell Multicultural 76333#N/A#N/A
Cardozo 11561318#N/A#N/A
Coolidge 1319#N/A#N/A#N/A
Duke Ellington School of the Arts 1126#N/A#N/A#N/A
Friendship Collegiate 1185#N/A#N/A#N/A
Hyde Public Charter 695#N/A#N/A#N/A
McKinley Tech 975#N/A#N/A#N/A
School Without Walls 8877511086#N/A
SEED Public Charter 565728#N/A#N/A
Thurgood Marshall Academy 1176#N/A#N/A#N/A
Washington Math & Science Tech #N/A#N/A1051594
Woodrow Wilson 129359187316

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