CCSD High Schools All Named to Washington Post’s “Most Challenging” List

CCSD High Schools All Named to Washington Post’s “Most Challenging” List

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All six Cherokee County School District high schools have been named to the Washington Post’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list!

Only 12 percent of the approximately 22,000 U.S. public high schools managed to earn placement in the rankings, and all of CCSD’s high schools ranked higher this year than in 2016.

“We set high expectations for teaching and learning in our schools, and our teachers and students rise to that challenge,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “We’re honored to be recognized for challenging our high school students as we prepare them for college and career success. Thank you to all of our employees, parents, volunteers, partners and our outstanding students for yet another mark of distinction for our School District!”

The list ranks schools through an index formula that includes 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.