Two Indiana schools have made a national list of the top 100 most challenging high schools. Signature School, a public charter school in downtown Evansville, came in at number three and the International School of Indiana, a private school located in Indianapolis, ranked 72nd in the Washington Post’s annual list.
Including the aforementioned institutions in the top 100, Indiana has a total of 15 high schools listed in the top 1,000.
"America’s Most Challenging High Schools" included nearly 2,400 schools throughout the country. The publishers used metrics including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests divided by the number of graduating seniors.
The Indiana schools in the top 1,000 in the nation include:
- 3. Signature School in Evansville
- 72. International School of Indiana in Indianapolis
- 341. Herron High School in Indianapolis
- 424. Brebeuf Jesuit Prep in Indianapolis
- 568. Yorktown High School
- 595. Zionsville Community High School
- 598. Westfield High School
- 726. Shortridge High School
- 761. Hoosier Academy Indianapolis
- 848. Evansville Day School
- 863. Mississinewa High School in Gas City
- 872. Speedway High School
- 953. West Lafayette High School
- 969. Bishop Chatard High School
- 983. Fishers High School
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