Three Norfolk High Schools Among Most Challenging

Maury, Granby and Norview High Schools are among the nation’s most challenging, according to The Washington Post. Students at those three Norfolk high schools are benefiting from among the most rigorous educational experiences offered in the region, state and nation, according to The Washington Post’s rankings of United States high schools. The rankings were released this month.

Maury ranks second in Hampton Roads, behind only one high school in Virginia Beach, and 36th in Virginia. Maury ranks 600 out of approximately 22,000 high schools in the country, which is in the top 3 percent.

Granby is third in the region, 48th in Virginia, and 808th in the country, which places it in the top 5 percent of all high schools. Norview is eighth in the region, 74th in Virginia and 1,435 out of the approximately 22,000 high schools nationally.

The Washington Post’s ranking essentially examines the proportion of students at each of the Norfolk high schools who are offered a chance at challenging course work through such programs as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate.

Norfolk Public Schools has consistently emphasized participation in advanced-level coursework as an important way to help all students boost achievement, critical thinking and college-readiness skills. Participation at Booker T. Washington and Lake Taylor high schools has increased significantly as well.

Check out the full list of school rankings to see where your child’s school appears.

You can learn more about Norfolk Public Schools’ Advanced Placement efforts by watching the April 20th edition of “NPS Now,” featuring AP Teacher Specialist Andrea Disney and Maury AP English Teacher Toni Kershasky: