Huntley High School has been named to the Washington Post “Most Challenging Schools” list for the second year in a row.
The list primarily reflects the Post’s own Challenge Index score, which measures the number of college-level tests given at a school in the previous calendar year divided by the number of graduates that year.
Huntley is the highest ranked among four McHenry County schools that made the list. Just 72 schools in Illinois made the national list, and only about 10 percent of schools nationwide make the cut.
“We are always pleased to receive national recognition for the high-quality education we provide to students,” said Superintendent John Burkey. “While this list focuses on just a sliver of the overall learning environment, it is a strong reflection of the work we continue to do to expand access and achievement on Advanced Placement and other high-level opportunities for students.”
The school also has been recognized four years in a row on the AP Honor Roll. That honor is bestowed to districts for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.