Two Palm Beach County School District high schools again placed in the top 100 high schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report in its recent Best High Schools Ranking.
Suncoast High School came in 53 in the top rankings in the nation and number nine for the state’s best program.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts was ranked 78th in the nation and 10th in the state.
“We’re so excited, this has happened numerous times,” says Dr. David Christiansen, Deputy Superintendent of Palm Beach County Schools. “Top ten in the state is just a tremendous honor.”
The Best High School list is based on a wide variety of criteria such as teacher to student ratio, the college readiness of graduates and their math and reading test scores, the successes of the ‘disadvantaged’ students such as black, Hispanic and low-income students versus statewide results for these students and graduation rates.
Last year, Suncoast High School had a 99 percent graduation rate, while Dreyfoos had a 100 percent graduation rate.
The findings are part of the U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of 22,000 public, private and charter schools nationwide.
Also recognized for the School District were:
- Boca High School, #566 in the nation and #44 in the state
- Spanish River High School, #766 in the nation and #67 in the state
- Jupiter High School, #902 in the nation and #80 in the state
- West Boca High School, #1089 in the nation and # 90 in the state
- Atlantic High School, #1122 in the nation and #95 in the state
- Olympic Heights High School, #1142 in the nation and #96 in the state
- Park Vista High School, #1334 in the nation and #108 in the state
- Wellington High School, #1592 in the nation and #126 in the state