Cesar Chavez-Capitol Hill at 709 12th St. SE is No. 13 on a list of 14 high schools The Washington Post deemed the most challenging in D.C. No other Capitol Hill-area high schools made the list. Cesar Chavez-Capitol Hill had the highest graduation rate of any high school in Ward 6. The school saw 66 percent of its students graduate in 2014.
The newspaper ranks schools by a score that is found by dividing the number of college-level tests given at a school in the previous calendar by the number of graduates that year.
The school fell between Thurgood Marshall Academy and KIPP College Prep on the list. School Without Walls is the most challenging D.C. high school, according to the Post.
Compared to other schools across the D.C. metropolitan area and the nation, Cesar Chavez-Capitol Hill wasn’t ranked as highly as in the District. In the D.C. area, Cesar Chavez-Capitol Hill took the 169th spot, between Governor Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, Md., and KIPP College Prep. The local list had 174 schools.
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