Local News

Magazine: 9 Area High Schools Among Nation's Best

Posted July 23, 2007 1:53 p.m. EDT
Updated July 23, 2007 10:17 p.m. EDT

— Nine Triangle high schools have been named among the top 1,200 public high schools by Newsweek magazine.

Raleigh Charter High School topped the area schools at No. 20. Enloe High School followed at No. 56, and East Chapel Hill High School came in at No. 105.

Chapel Hill High School was No. 231, Jordan High School was ranked No. 307, followed by Durham School of the Arts at No. 346 and Broughton High School at No. 399. Riverside High School came in at No. 834, and Northern High School was No. 928 on the list.

Public schools are ranked according to a ratio devised by a Washington Post writer. The ratio includes the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2006 divided by the number of graduating seniors.

All 1,200 schools on the list are considered to be among the top 5 percent of high schools nationally.