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 61st in the top rankings in the nation and number six for the state’s best program.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts was ranked 80th in the nation and 11th in the state.
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, Dreyfoos had a graduation rate of 99.1%, while Suncoast’s was 100%.
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 Raton High School, #701 in the nation and #54 in the state
- Jupiter High School, #943 in the nation and #78 in the state
- Spanish River High School, #1111 in the nation and #95 in the state
- Atlantic High School, #1162 in the nation and #101 in the state
- West Boca Raton High School, #1285 in the nation and #108 in the state
- Olympic Heights High School, #1319 in the nation and #109 in the state
- Park Vista High School, #1466 in the nation and #116 in the state
- William T. Dwyer High School, #1719 in the nation and #136 in the state
- Wellington High School, #2104 in the nation and #151 in the state