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Westchester Well-Represented Among Nation's Most Challenging High Schools

Washington Post America's Most Challenging High Schools.
Washington Post America's Most Challenging High Schools. Photo Credit: Washington Post

A total of 12 high schools from Westchester County were ranked among the Top 50 schools in New York State in the Washington Post's list of America’s most challenging.

Harrison, which was named the most challenging in Westchester County, came in at No. 13 in the state and No. 203 nationwide on the national newspaper's list. You can read the review of Harrison here.

Yonkers was ranked 16th in the state. Read its review here.

Rye High School checked in at No. 18. Read the Rye review here.

Bronxville was the fourth Westchester school in the Top 20, ranked at No. 20. Read the Bronxville review here.

Other Westchester schools ranked in The Top 50:

Irvington, No. 23.

Dobbs Ferry, No. 26.

Pelham, No. 27 .

Edgemont, No. 33 .

Pleasantville, No. 41 .

Briarcliff, No. 44.

Hastings, No. 48.

Mamaroneck, No. 49.

More Westchester schools were ranked beyond the Top 50 in the state. To check the complete list and look for your school, click here.

Each score was based on "the number of college-level tests given at a school in the previous calendar year divided by the number of graduates that year," according to The Washington Post report. "A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many tests as graduates."

A total of 2,302 high schools throughout the United States made the cut.

Jay Mathews, The Washington Post’s education columnist, has been ranking the most challenging schools for 18 years.

Click here for the complete list, broken out nationally and by state, along with more in-depth information.

For an overview of how the rankings are determined, click here.

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