A nonprofit publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Nine of top 10 Kentucky schools in ‘America’s Most Challenging’ located in Golden Triangle

The Washington Post has released its list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, and nine of the top 10 schools are from the state’s Golden Triangle – areas in and around Lexington, Louisville and Northern Kentucky. They are:

1. duPont Manual (Louisville)

2. Highlands (Ft. Thomas)

3. South Oldham (Crestwood)

4. Eastern (Louisville)

5. Ballard (Louisville)

6. Beechwood (Ft. Mitchell)

7. Woodford County (Versailles)

8. Bowling Green (Bowling Green)

9. Paul Lawrence Dunbar (lexington)

10. J. Graham Brown (Louisville)

Here’s how the Washington Post described its methodology for picking the top schools:

It takes the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year and divide by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June – called the challenge Index. With a few exceptions, public schools that achieved a ratio of at least 1.000, meaning they had as many tests in 2012 as they had graduates, were put on the national list here. Schools are listed in order of ratio.

Information from The River City News

Recent Posts

Leave a Comment