5 Midlands schools ranked among America’s most challenging | News
Five local area schools are ranked among the most challenging high schools in the nation, according to the Washington Post.
Making the list were two District Five of Lexington and Richland, two Richland County School District One and one Richland School District Two schools.
Dutch Fork is ranked 328, Chapin is ranked 632, A.C. Flora is ranked 452, Dreher is ranked 1128, while Spring Valley ranked 1610.
Washington Post ranked the schools through a formula they call the Challenge index, that took the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year and divide by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June.
Out of almost 30,000 schools nationwide, only 14 South Carolina schools made the list.