U.S. News & World Report – NBC 6 South Florida

U.S. News released its annual ranking of the best schools in the country. They reviewed nearly 24,000 U.S. public high schools – 602 Florida schools made their rankings. Here are the top 10 in the Sunshine State:

1. School for Advanced Studies (SAS) – Miami, FL

School for Advanced Studies (SAS) is ranked first within Florida. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams where the program participation rate is 96%. SAS ranks #5 in the country.

2. Pine View School – Osprey, FL

Pine View School comes in second in Florida. It teaches grades 2 through 12 and has a total enrollment of 841 students. The student-teacher ratio is 17:1 offering more one-on-one time for students. Pine View ranks #29 in the country.

3. Westshore Junior/Senior High School – Melbourne, FL

Westshore Junior and Senior High School comes in third, ranking #58 in the country. It has a 100% graduation rate, and caters to 610 students from 7th to 12th grade.

4. Archimedean Upper Conservatory Charter School – Miami, FL

Archimedean Upper Conservatory Charter School ranks fourth on the list of Florida schools. With a smaller student body of 328, this charter school ranks #63 in the nation.

5. Design and Architecture Senior High – Miami, FL

Design and Architecture Senior High is ranked fifth within Florida, but is #3 of 129 high schools in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. It ranks #65 in the U.S.

6. iPrep Academy – Miami, FL

iPrep Academy comes in at #6 in Florida, but #72 in the national rankings. With just 186 students, iPrep caters to grades from Pre-K to 12th grade.

7. Stanton College Preparatory School – Jacksonville, FL

Stanton College Preparatory School is ranked seventh within Florida, but #77 in the country. It is ranked #1 of 45 high schools in the Duval County Public Schools and has a 100% graduation rate.

8. International Studies Charter High School – Miami, FL

International Studies Charter High School caters to students from 9th to 12th grade. It comes in at #8 in the ranking for top high schools in Florida. With just over 400 students, this charter school ranks #85 in the country.

9. Jose Marti Mast 6-12 Academy – Hialeah, FL

Jose Marti Mast 6-12 Academy is ranked #9 in the Sunshine State and #87 in the U.S. Located in Hialeah, FL, this academy scored a 89.5 out of 100 in the College Readiness Index and is ranked #6 out of all Miami-Dade public high schools and Metro area high schools.

10. Edgewood Jr/Sr High School – Merritt Island, FL

Finally, Edgewood Jr/Sr High School caps our list of top high schools in Florida. With 586 students between 7th and 12th grade, this school ranks #2 out of all the high schools in Brevard Public Schools and #105 in the country.

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