Carroll County Public Schools, including three in the Eldersburg and Sykesville areas, are among the top ranked schools in the nation, according to the High School Challenge rankings, released Friday by the Washington Post.
Here’s how the local high schools measured up:
- Century High School ranks No. 1,267 out of 1,900 nationally ranked schools.
- Liberty High School ranks No. 1,266 out of 1,900 nationally ranked schools.
- South Carroll High School ranks No. 151 out of 170 D.C. area schools.
- Liberty High School ranks No. 75 in the state and Century ranks No. 76.
Washington Post reporter Jay Mathews came up with the Challenge Index 14 years ago to rank high schools on their ability to prepare students for college.
The ranking formula divides the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or other college-level tests a school gave in 2010 by the number of graduating seniors, according to the press release.