...Just 6 percent of public schools nationwide made the ranking.
Asheville High was ranked at 602. The two schools were the only Western North Carolina schools making the list. Roberson, which was ranked 1,351 out of just over 1,600 schools, was one of two local high schools making the recent Newsweek list.
The rankings are based on the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or Cambridge tests given at a school divided by the number of graduating seniors, according to the Newsweek website..."