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Ten Florida High Schools Prepare Students for College Better Than Most in the Country, Report Says

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Stanton College Preparatory School in Duval County ranked 8th in the country for effectively preparing students for college. Suncoast Community School in Palm Beach County ranked 9th.

More high schools in the Miami-Dade school district prepare students for college than any other district in the state.

That’s according to a Newsweek report, America’s Best High Schools 2012, which lists the 1,000 best public high schools.

But Duval and Palm Beach counties have two of the top 10 schools in the country for college readiness.

Ten Florida high schools made the top 100.

California, Texas, New Jersey and New York are the only states with more high schools in the top 1,000.

The report card measured 6 criteria:

  • Graduation rate
  • College matriculation rate
  • Advance Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) taken per student
  • Average SAT/ACT scores
  • Average AP, IB, AICE scores
  • AP courses offered per student.

“This is an incredible honor and I congratulate Florida’s students, teachers, principals, superintendents and school boards for this great achievement,” said Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson in a statement.

“Florida’s public education system is one of the best in the nation, and this report card bears that out.”

Florida High Schools in the Top 100:

8. Stanton College Preparatory School (Duval)
9. Suncoast Community School (Palm Beach)
12. School For Advanced Studies (Miami-Dade)
15. Pine View School (Sarasota)
23. The Paxon School for Advanced Studies (Duval)
37. Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts (Palm Beach)
52. Lincoln Park Academy (St. Lucie)
58. MAST Academy (Miami-Dade)
65. West Shore Junior/Senior High School (Brevard)
69. Coral Reef Senior High School (Miami-Dade)





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