All 16 Cobb County high schools made the Washington Post list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools.
The Washington Post uses its Challenge Index to rank the schools. The index score takes the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Cambridge tests given at a school each year and divides it by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June.
Only 10 percent of the approximately 22,000 U.S. public high schools made the list. Based on the Challenge Index, Walton High School ranks in the top 1 percent of high schools nationwide. Within the district, seven high schools rank among the top 5 percent of schools: Campbell, Kennesaw Mountain, Walton, Pope, Lassiter, Harrison, and Wheeler High Schools.
According to the Washington Post article, “The Challenge Index is designed to identify schools that have done the best job in persuading average students to take college-level courses and tests.” More information about the Washington Post’s challenge index is available here: America’s Most Challenging High Schools
Congratulations to all our high schools for making the top 10 percent of challenging high schools! One Team. One Goal. Student Success!