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Rye High School Ranks Among Nation's "Most Challenging"

Rye High School was named the 183rd most challenging high school in the country by the Washington Post.
Rye High School was named the 183rd most challenging high school in the country by the Washington Post. Photo Credit: The Daily Voice File Photo

RYE, N.Y. -- Rye High School was recently named one of the most challenging in the country in the Washington Post's Most Challenging High Schools 2013 listing.

Rye was ranked No. 183 in the country out of more than 2,000 public and private schools. In the Northeast region, Rye was listed No. 16 out of 264 schools. Out of the 129 New York schools that made the list, Rye was ranked 10th.

“The recently published rankings from the Washington Post reaffirm the pride and enthusiasm that is found in the Rye City School District,” said Rye High School Principal Patricia Taylor. “I am proud of the students and faculty for setting and reaching high goals for themselves. There is an underlining belief that all students can achieve success and that support and enthusiasm leads to our success.”

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. Rye High School had an index score of 4.366. The Washington Post also noted that 88.7 percent of students passed at least one college-level test during their high school career.

Click here to see all of the schools that made the list.

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