Washington Post ranks Oklahoma's "most challenging" high schools

Norman High School in an undated file photo. (KOKH)

A new ranking by the Washington Post lists the state's top seven most-challenging high schools, with an Oklahoma City school at #1.

Harding Charter Prep was listed as the state's most challenging high school, followed by Booker T. Washington of Tulsa.

Both Norman high schools made the list.

The newspaper indexes the school's percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test and other factors to rank the schools.

"Our goal is not to simply graduate students," said Norman Public Schools superintendent Dr. Joe Siano. "Rather, we are focused on preparing students for life after high school. We are extremely honored that our district's high schools are among the nation's most rigorous, as this means we are on the right track in preparing our students to be academically competitive."

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