Eisenhower High School named one of the nation's most academically challenging
Eisenhower High School named one of the nation's most academically challenging
Posted on 05/16/2017
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Eisenhower High School has once again been honored as being among the most academically challenging in Michigan, including one recognized as the state’s top school.

Eisenhower High School, along with the Utica Academy of International Studies in UCS, has been named among the Most Academically Challenging High Schools by The Washington Post.

“This recognition reflects the district’s focus to increase rigorous opportunities for all students to support their post-secondary success,” superintendent Dr. Christine Johns said. 

Eisenhower High School was ranked 28th in Michigan and 1,192 nationally.

UAIS was ranked the state’s most challenging high school. The International Baccalaureate program was also ranked 38th nationally.  

Only 12 percent of the high schools that applied for consideration – or 2,324 schools nationwide – were ranked among the most academically challenging through theWashington Post Challenge Index.

The Washington Post Challenge Index identifies programs and schools based on student participation in rigorous academic programs, such as Advanced Placement programs through the College Board and courses authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization.

The formula is based on 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.

For more information on the Challenge Index and Michigan’s rankings, please see this link:https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/local/high-school-challenge-2017/