Most challenging school

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Shoreham-Wading River High School has been recognized by The Washington Post in its annual rankings of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, a title for which only 12 percent of high schools in the United States hold.

The list of America’s Most Challenging schools, released on May 5 and prepared by education columnist Jay Mathews, includes a total of 2,324 schools. The schools were ranked based on the number of AP exams they offer and graduation rates. Shoreham-Wading River High School ranked at No. 1,234 among the schools that were selected, placing the district in the top 6 percent in the country.

“The Shoreham-Wading River Central School District is pleased to have been named as one of America’s Most Challenging Schools in America,” said interim Superintendent of Schools Neil Lederer. “The district prides itself on continually challenging our students and ensuring they are provided with a rigorous education that will lead them to college and careers.”