no. 41 and Westfield came in at no. 42 on Washington Post education reporter Jay Mathews' annual Challenge Index.
The index score is the number of college-level tests given at a school in 2011 divided by the number of graduates that year. Also noted are the percentage of students who come from families that qualify for free and reduced lunch (Subs. lunch), an indicator of poverty, and the percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school career, called equity and excellence, (E&E). More than 170 public and private schools are on the list.
The highest-ranking Fairfax County high school is , which is ranked No. 10.