Kennewick’s Kamiakin High School and Richland’s Hanford High School made it on to a list of the state’s most challenging high schools compiled by The Washington Post.
The schools came in at Nos. 30 and 31, respectively, on the list of 32 Washington schools, switching places from last year. It’s the third straight year the schools made the list.
The Washington Post, based in Washington, D.C., compiles the list based on the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education each school offers as well as graduation rates.
Each school offers at least 17 AP courses with Hanford High being the only one of the two to offer an IB or ACE course. Graduation rates at the schools are around 90 percent with more than half of their graduates ending up at four-year colleges.