School Without Walls Makes the Grade in Local and National Indexes

Posted on: May 25th, 2012 by Jennifer Boulanger

We’re One of the Best
Newsweek and The Daily Beast ranked this year’s Best High Schools in America. Overall, 2,300 schools participated in the survey; the top 1,000 were chosen from this group.

The index focuses on six factors1:

  • graduation rate (25 percent)
  • college matriculation rate (25 percent)
  • AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent)
  • average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent)
  • average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent)
  • AP courses offered per student(5 percent)

School Without Walls ranked 193 amongst the 1,000 public high schools that made the grade.

“Our goal at School Without Walls is to climb to the #1 school in the country” says Linwood Jolly, president of SWW’s Home and School Association. “Our students, parents and faculty believe this goal is within our reach and we will achieve it.”

We Push the Boundaries
The Washington Post began their High School Challenge Index ratings in 1998. Today, more than 1,900 schools participated nationwide. School Without Walls ranked 13 amongst more than 170 public and private schools in the DC area and 135 nationally. Explore the full list.

Principal Richard Trogisch is proud of his student’s accomplishments. “SWW will continue to provide excellent educational opportunities for our students,” he says, “and [we’ll] continue to improve to reach our goal of being the best school in the Metro area and the country.”