Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

For the third year in a row, Red Bank Regional High School has been cited by the Washington Post as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. RBR takes second position behind Rumson Fair Haven Regional in Monmouth County, being ranked at number 41 out of 100 high schools on the list for the most challenging high schools in the state. Nationally, it is listed as 1356 out of 2300 schools that made the list.

The Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews developed the paper’s “challenge index” using a ratio based upon the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school in 2014, divided by the number of graduates that year.

According to the Washington Post web site, “The Challenge Index considers college test participation a better measure of school success than test scores, which largely reflect parental income.”

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