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Washington Post Ranking Puts Redmond High Among State's Best Schools

RHS is among our state's top 20 schools, according to the Washington Post's Challenge Index.

is ranked 12th best in Washington state in the Washington Post Challenge Index, released over the weekend.

The new list follows the recent .

Both lists depend in part on the number of advanced subject tests taken by students at the schools, as well as other variables. The tests can be either Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate.

In the Washington Post index, Redmond came in at number 733 of 1,900 top public high schools nationwide. The index is formulated by dividing the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or other college-level tests a school gave in 2010 by the number of graduating seniors, according to the Post. The Post noted that while the index is "not a measure of the overall quality of the school, the rating can reveal the level of a high school’s commitment to preparing average students for college."

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