Carroll County Schools Press Release
(Carrollton, Ga. – January 29, 2016) Central High School was recognized as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post earlier this week. The Washington Post ranks schools according to the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year. In addition to other determining factors, consideration is given to each school’s average scores on the ACT and SAT and college test participation.
“We are proud Central High School has made the Washington Post list and see this recognition as quite an accomplishment. All of our students are encouraged to participate in Advanced Placement courses offered at Central High School,” noted Principal Mr. Jared Griffis. He continued, “We’ve seen a significant increase in both the number of students taking AP courses in recent years and the number of students earning a score of three (3) or higher on advanced placement exams.”
America’s Most Challenging High School list was first created in 1998 by The Washington Post and, at that time, focused strictly on public schools. Today’s list includes public and private schools and is divided into regions of the country. Out of approximately 22,000 U. S. public high schools, only 11 percent have reached the high standards and earned the honor of appearing on the Washington Post list.