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Alpharetta, Milton Listed As America's Most Challenging Schools

Nine north Fulton County high schools were placed on the list compiled by the Washington Post.

Credit: Patch file
Credit: Patch file
Both Alpharetta and Milton high schools have been named to a list of institutions that challenge their students to excel. 

Both high schools were named to the America's Most Challenging High Schools list published by The Washington Post.

Overall, Alpharetta ranks at 220 while Milton is list as No. 269. When the pool is narrowed down to Georgia, Alpharetta is at 8 while Milton clocks in at 13. 

The index formula used for the rankings measures public and private high schools’ ability to challenge their students. A school’s ranking is determined by dividing the number of college-level tests given by a school to all its students by the number of graduates for that year. 

Only 9 percent of the roughly 22,000 public high schools earned placement on the 2014 list. 

Other Fulton County high school listings include: Riverwood International Charter at 237; Northview is 250; Chattahoochee at 272; Roswell at 390; Johns Creek at 486; and North Springs Charter at 659; and Centennial at 716.

When narrowed down to Georgia, Riverwood at 10; Northview is 12; Chattahoochee clocks in at 14; Roswell is 21; Johns Creek is listed at 23; North Springs comes in at 29; and Centennial sits at 34. 

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