My daughters’ High School ranked 446th. Not too shabby. San Antonio has twelve of the top 1300 spots. Not bad – but we can do a lot better!
Public schools are ranked according to a ratio devised by Jay Mathews: the number of Advanced Placement, Intl. Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2007 divided by the number of graduating seniors. All of the schools on the list have an index of at least 1.000; they are in the top 5 percent of public schools measured this way