As reported in the Daily Oklahoman on June 13, Harding
Charter Prep has been ranked by Newsweek among the top
1,500 public high schools in the nation. The top 1500
are only 6% of all public schools in the nation. Of the
nine Oklahoma public high schools in the top 1500, HCP
was ranked third.
Richard Caram, the HCP principal, was quoted in the
newspaper article---"Part of the reason for the number
of Oklahoma schools making the cut is the increased
focus on the Advanced Placement and International
Baccalaureate tests in the state."
The complete Oklahoma rankings for 2009 were
Newsweek %Sub %
Index Lunch E&E
14 Classen School of Adv. Studies
Oklahoma City 7.058 25 33
74 Booker T. Washington
4.175 38 41
193 Harding Charter Prep
Oklahoma City 3.045 54 49
462 Edmond North
820 Norman North
876 Edison Prep
1.644 37 20
904 Edmond Memorial
1.479 15 34
1085 Edmond Santa Fe
The Newsweek index is a proxy for academic strength. It
is the ratio of all AP or IB tests with a passing grade,
divided by the number of graduates. To make the top
1,500, a school had to have an index above 1.0; only 6%
of public high schools qualified. Private Schools and a
small number of public schools like the Oklahoma School
of Science and Math are not included in these rankings.
The %E&E is the percentage of all graduating seniors at
a school who had one or more passing grades on IB or AP
tests. HCP ranked extremely well using this metric,
The % Sub Lunch is the percentage of the school's
students who qualify for the Federal subsidized lunch
More information can be found at
including a searchable list of schools and a set of
Frequently Asked Questions, which has all the details on
the Newsweek methodology.
Congratulations to Richard and the dedicated team of
educators at HCP. To receive this ranking is quite an
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