Lamar HS ranked nationally among most challenging

Lamar High School has once again been named as one of the most challenging high schools in the U.S. by the Washington Post. This is the third year in a row that Lamar joins the top 1 percent of schools nationally. It ranks 186 nationwide and 38 among Texas high schools.

The ranking is based on the Washington Post's "challenge index" where the total number Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year are divided by the number of seniors who graduated in May. Schools that receive a ratio of at least 1.000 were put on the list.

"It's really nice for the school to be recognized. Lots of people worked toward that, but there are a lot of kids that have a great opportunity, that is the bottom line," said Dr. James McSwain, principal of Lamar High School.

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