America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index formula that’s a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many tests as graduates.
Many of North Carolina’s top performing schools are charter schools! Click the link below to see the list. Click “choose a state” above the list and select N.C. to see our state’s top performing high schools.
Read more: My 2017 list