12 Howard County High Schools Ranked Among Most Challenging in the Nation

The America’s Most Challenging High School rankings is published by the Washington Post.

All 12 of Howard County’s public high schools made the list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, published annually by the Washington Post.

A total of 123 Maryland high schools were on the national list, which had a total of 1,933 high schools ranked

Rankings were based on index scores that were calculated based on the number of college-level tests given at the school in 2012 divided by the number of graduates that year, the Post said. 

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The publication also took into account the percentage of students who qualified for lunch subsidies and how many graduates passed at least one college-level test during high school, according to the Post.

School Name/Location/National/DC-Area Schools Rankings:

School Name Location National Rank DC Area Rank River Hill Clarksville 218 29 Centennial Ellicott City 346 47 Howard Ellicott City 612 71 Mount Hebron Ellicott City 745 80 Glenelg Glenelg 965 98 Marriotts Ridge Marriottsville 974 100 Atholton Columbia 977 101 Reservoir Fulton 1148 111 Oakland Mills Columbia 1479 126 Hammond Columbia 1596 139 Wilde Lake Columbia 1726 149 Long Reach Columbia 1891 163

For more information on individual high school profiles in Howard County, click here.  Full information about the Washington Post rankings can be found here.


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