Lamar Ranked in the National Top 1% for Most Challenging High Schools.
In their latest list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools for 2017, The Washington Post once again listed Lamar High School within the top 1% nationally. The ranking was based on a ratio called the Challenge Index, created by Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews. The Challenge Index is calculated by adding the total number of International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), and Cambridge exams are given at a school in a given year divided by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June of that year. This year’s Challenge Index scores were based on the data collected from Spring 2016.