Newsweek ranks schools using a ratio that takes the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school, and divides it by the number of graduating seniors.
According to Newsweek, all of the schools on the list have an index of at least 1.000 - putting them in the top 6 percent of public schools measured this way.
Here are Newsweek's top Triangle area schools:
- 42 Raleigh Charter Raleigh
- 107 Woods Charter Chapel Hill
- 118 East Chapel Hill Chapel Hill
- 127 Enloe Raleigh
- 214 Chapel Hill Chapel Hill
- 251 Durham School of the Arts Durham
- 300 Needham Broughton Raleigh
- 415 Jordan Durham
- 458 Green Hope Morrisville
- 486 Pinecrest Southern Pines
- 839 Riverside Durham
- 1056 Northern Durham
- 1136 Wakefield Raleigh
- 1547 Northwood Pittsboro
The complete list can be found at: http://www.newsweek.com/feature/2010/americas-best-high-schools/list.html.