Four Birmingham-Hoover high schools have made the Washington Post's list of "America's most challenging high schools this year.
The Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School was ranked 19th in the nation. Other Alabama schools on this year's list are Mountain Brook (No. 435), Homewood (No. 700), and Spain Park in Hoover (No. 1,366). There were 1,933 high schools that qualified for the most challenging list.