Campbell High Makes ‘Post’ List


Eight Hawaii high schools recently have been recognized in The Washington Post‘s “2012 High School Challenge Index,” which highlights the nation’s top 9 percent of schools for effectively preparing students for college.

Of the eight schools, Campbell High School was one of Hawaii’s honored six public high schools.

The Post‘s Jay Matthews, who has compiled the Challenge Index of Washington-area schools since 1998, expanded the rankings to high schools across the country in 2011. The formula divides the number of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate or other college-level tests given by a school by the number of graduating seniors.

Campbell’s stated mission is to provide “a safe, positive place where life skills are learned and applied to meet the challenges of a changing society.” It offers 12 AP courses, plus statistics, psychology, biology and studio art.

The schools that had at least a 1.000 ratio made the national list. Campbell High School made the list with a score of 1.117.