Newsweek just came out with their annual ranking of high schools which places all four Arlington Public Schools high schools in the top one-half percent of high schools in the United States. Rankings are determined by using The Washington Post Challenge Index, which uses the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken at a school divided by the total number of graduating seniors. The results for the Arlington schools were:
H-B Woodlawn – ranked #36 (with a rating of 5.25);
Washington-Lee – ranked #67 (with a rating of 4.321);
Yorktown – ranked #98 (with a rating of 3.809); and
Wakefield – ranked #125 (with a rating of 3.5).