A new survey ranks the toughest schools in the nation, and a few in our area made the list.

The Washington Post says it ranked the most challenging high schools in the country based on factors like the number of college-level tests given and the number of graduates.

A handful of schools in our area made the cut, including Central Bucks East in Bucks County, Hunterdon Central Regional in New Jersey, as well as Souderton Area and North Penn high schools, both in Montgomery County.