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Archbishop Murphy High School nationally ranked by Washington Post for second year in a row
AMHS recently submitted data to the Washington Post for their annual ranking of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. Based on the results of our data from the 2015-2016 school year, AMHS received a ranking of #14 in Washington State. This ranking places AMHS ahead of area schools such as Edmonds Woodway, Mercer Island, Shorewood, and Bainbridge Island and places AMHS in the top three private schools in Washington.
The rankings are primarily based on the number of students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses and the passing rate of students on their AP exams.
“We pride ourselves in the mission centric work that we are able to accomplish at AMHS. High academic standards are a hallmark of the experience. Our students work with faculty and staff to facilitate educational opportunities that prepare them for the next steps in their life experience. ” says Principal Alex Crane.
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America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index formula that’s a simple ratio: 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. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many tests as graduates.