NCSSM is one of only 23 high schools across the nation to be recognized by the Washington Post as a 2014 top-performing school.
The Washington Post’s list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools is designed to recognize schools that challenge average students. The 23 “top-performing schools” included here were excluded from that list because, despite their exceptional quality, their admission rules and standardized test scores indicate they have few or no average students. Non-neighborhood schools with SAT or ACT averages above the highest averages for neighborhood schools nationally are placed on this list. Our sampling of private schools is exempt from this rule so that readers can see how they compare to schools on the main list.
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