IDEA schools ranked among most challenging in U.S.

SAN BENITO — IDEA San Benito has earned a top prestigious ranking.

According to a ranking by The Washington Post, IDEA San Benito has been ranked 6th as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools.

This is the second consecutive year IDEA has been represented in the annual list of rankings.

In The Washington Post’s annual ranking of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, six IDEA Public Schools high schools were ranked among the most challenging in the nation. Five of the Valley schools were ranked in the top 10.

More than 2,900 public high schools across the country were analyzed in order to determine the ranking. The Post analyzed the number of students who participated in Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate tests in relation to the overall size of the high schools graduating class.

List of rankings:

3 – IDEA Frontier (Brownsville)

4 – IDEA Mission

5 – IDEA San Juan

6 – IDEA San Benito

9 – IDEA Quest (Edinburg)

86 – IDEA Donna

Children wave through an open window on a school bus at the end of school Monday at IDEA Public School campus in San Benito.