Photo credit Jim Gaspard

Photo credit Jim Gaspard

We know we love Woodrow Wilson High School, but this week The Washington Post gave it some lovin’, too.

The Washington Post listed Woodrow among the most challenging schools in America, along with eight other Dallas ISD schools. The top 1,900 schools were chosen from nearly 25,000 high schools in the nation, according to a press release from Dallas ISD.

“Each student, parent, teacher and other school staff members should be commended for their commitment and dedication,” says superintendent Mike Miles.

To determine the rankings, the newspaper takes the total number of advanced placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year and divides that figure by the number of seniors who graduated the previous year.  Woodrow, the only IB high school in Dallas, also made the list in Newsweek in earlier years.

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