WOODSTOCK – Woodstock High School has joined four other area schools on the Washington Post's rankings of America's Most Challenging High Schools.
The school was initially inadvertently left off the newspaper's rankings, which include 2,092 high schools across the country and 70 in Illinois. Woodstock joins Huntley, Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central on the list.
To assemble the rankings, those who put together the list assign an index to each school. The value comes from the ratio of advanced placement and other college-level tests administered divided by the number of students who graduated that year.
Woodstock ranked No. 66 in the state with an index of 1.083.
Huntley, Prairie Ridge and Cary-Grove topped Woodstock with respective rankings of 56, 62 and 64. Crystal Lake Central finished at No. 70.
– Shawn Shinneman