FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PRESS OFFICE
FOUR FLORIDA MAGNET SCHOOLS MAKE U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT’S 2012 TOP 10 LIST
Tallahassee, Fla., July 9, 2012 – A national report lists four Florida high schools in the top 10 magnet schools in the country. The 2012 U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools report names the schools in recognition of their student’s academic success and the school’s specialized thematic or academic focus.
“This ranking affirms that Florida is a national leader when it come to providing public school options and I am very pleased that our state is so well represented,” said Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson. “Florida parents and families are fortunate to live in a state that offers a wide array of public school options so they can choose the best learning environment for their child.”
U.S. News and World Report looked at all public high schools nationally that were designated as magnet schools and were also ranked as being gold or silver medal winners in the magazine’s best high schools rankings. The methodology is based on the school’s ability to successfully educate its student body across a range of performance indicators and the degree to which they prepare students for college level work.
Florida’s four magnet high schools in the top 10 Best Magnet Schools report are below with their 2012 ranking.
Rank School Name (District)
2 Design & Architecture Senior High School (Miami-Dade)
5 Young Women’s Academy (Miami-Dade)
6 Suncoast Community High School (Palm Beach)
7 Stanton College Preparatory School (Duval)
To view the U.S. News and World Report Best Magnet Schools ranking, visit http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings/magn et-school-rankings.
For information about the methodology used by U.S. News and World Report, visit http://www.usnews.com/education/high-schools/articles/2012/05/07/best-hi gh-schools-methodology.
About the Florida Department of Education: The department’s mission is to increase the proficiency of all students within one seamless, efficient education system by providing them the chance to expand their knowledge and skills through world-class learning opportunities. Serving more than 3.5 million students, 4,200 public schools, 28 colleges, 188,000 teachers, 47,000 college professors and administrators, and 318,000 full-time staff throughout the state, the department enhances the economic self-sufficiency of Floridians through programs and services geared toward college, workforce education, job-specific skills, and career development. Florida ranks first in the nation for teacher quality, first in the nation in advanced placement participation, and first in the southern region for graduation rate and degrees awarded by the Florida College System. For more information, visit www.fldoe.org.
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