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Two Schools in Douglas County Recognized on List of "America's Most Challenging High Schools"
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Friday, August 04, 2017

Douglas County High School and Chapel Hill High School were among the schools across the nation recognized as 2017 America’s Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post. The list is compiled based on the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year.

Douglas County High School ranked 745 nationally. Douglas County High School ranked higher than all schools in the districts included in West Georgia RESA, the regional educational service agency that provides a broad spectrum of services and support to school districts in the west Georgia area. Districts in the West Georgia RESA include Carroll, Carrollton City, Coweta, Harris, Heard, Meriwether, and Troup. Douglas County High School ranked 31st among schools in the Metro RESA, which includes Atlanta Public Schools, Buford City, Clayton, Cobb, Decatur City, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Marietta City, and Rockdale.

Chapel Hill High School ranked 1,567 nationally on the Washington Post list. Like Douglas County High School, Chapel Hill ranked higher than any schools in districts served by West Georgia RESA. Chapel Hill ranked 60th compared to schools in Metro RESA.

“We are proud that Douglas County and Chapel Hill High Schools are challenging their students to a rigorous curriculum,” said Superintendent Trent North. “We will continue to evaluate and add challenging courses at these schools and the other high schools in our district.”