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Poolesville High School Rated at Top Among Montgomery County Schools in Washington Post’s Challenge Index and #4 in Washington, D.C. Area

Town Commissioners Applaud School’s Continued Excellence and Top Academic Ranking

Poolesville High School this week topped the list of Montgomery County schools that were ranked in on The Washington Post’s annual Challenge Index and earned the #4 ranking in the Washington, D.C. area, among 170 area high schools in the annual America’s Most Challenging High Schools report.

The most challenging high schools are determined by taking the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year and dividing it by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June.

Poolesville High is not only distinguished in the Washington, D.C. region but has also consistently earned a listing in the top 100 of the Challenge Index rankings nationally, over the past four years. This year, Poolesville earned the 68th spot among high schools across the nation.

“I know I speak for my fellow commissioners and for all of our fellow residents from the Town of Poolesville when I say we are so proud of the academic excellence that Poolesville High School is becoming so well known for, ,” said Jim Brown, President of the Poolesville Town Commission. “We’re delighted to see that Poolesville High is once again not only at the top of the list for Montgomery County high schools, but that it has been recognized once again as among the finest high schools in our region and, indeed, the nation.”


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