Washington Post ranks Shorewood HS as one of the most challenging in the country

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Washington Post has again recognized Shorewood High School as among the best in the state and nation in their Most Challenging High Schools list published in the spring of each year.

This year, Shorewood is ranked the 22nd most challenging high school in the state and 1,391st most challenging in the nation. The school made gains over their previous year’s rankings of 25th in the state and 1,502nd in the country.

"Our teachers, staff and students deserve the credit for these high rankings," said Shorewood Principal Bill Dunbar. "It’s exciting to see this recognition of the students' achievements and to know that our school provide rigorous and relevant preparation for college, career, citizenship and life."

The Washington Post Most Challenging High School list seeks to identify schools which make college level coursework available to all students, not just high-performing senior students. They accomplish this by dividing the number of Advanced Placement Exams given in a year by the number of graduating seniors. Other factors such as percent of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, graduation rates, ACT or SAT scores and other data is included in the school profiles.

More information on the list and how the rankings are computed.


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