The Complete List of the 1,000 Top U.S. Schools, from Newsweek

Public schools are ranked according to a ratio devised by Jay Mathews: the number of Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate tests taken by all students at a school in 2004 divided by the number of graduating seniors.

Chapel Hill comes out looking damn good here:

  1. East Chapel Hill
  2. Chapel Hill

And, if you’ll forgive a bit of gloating, my alma mater:

  1. Newton South

Ok, so it’s a full 400 schools lower on the list than the schools around here. But it is in the safest city in the US. Take that, Chapel Hill. (Of course, Chapel Hill isn’t actually included in the list of cities reviewed for safeness… probably because it’s a town, not a city. Oh well.)