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Rye Neck, Mamaroneck Among 'Most Challenging High Schools'

Rye Neck and Mamaroneck High Schools ranked among the "Most Challenging High Schools" in the nation.
Rye Neck and Mamaroneck High Schools ranked among the "Most Challenging High Schools" in the nation. Photo Credit: File photo

MAMARONECK, N.Y. – Rye Neck and Mamaroneck high schools were recently named two of the most challenging in the country in the Washington Post's "Most Challenging High Schools" 2013 listing.

Rye Neck was ranked No. 479 in the country out of more than 2,000 public and private schools. In the state, it ranked 41st out of the 129 New York schools that made the list.

Mamaroneck was ranked No. 754 in the country and 64th in the state.

The rankings were based on the schools' index scores, which is the number of college-level tests given in 2012 divided by the number of graduates. College level tests include advanced placement, international baccalaureate and advanced international certificate of education. Public schools that had as many tests in 2012 as they had graduates, which factors to an index of 1.0, were put on the national list. The American Indian Public Charter in Oakland, Calif. had the highest index, 23.571, in the nation.

Rye Neck had an index of 2.990 and Mamaroneck had an index of 2.391.

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