Most Challenging High School

Malverne High School has been ranked No. 103 in New York State on a list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. When broken out to only include public schools, Malverne is ranked in the top 100, at No. 94, in New York State. This is the third consecutive year Malverne has been included on this prestigious list, which ranks schools through an index formula utilizing the number of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews has been ranking the most challenging public and private schools in the country for 17 years. The list includes more than 2,000 public and private high schools nationwide.