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.
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