Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is home to 16 of the nation’s best high schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best High Schools national rankings. The rankings evaluate more than 20,500 public high schools nationwide to identify schools that best serve all of their students. U.S. News ranks high schools both nationally and by state to show how well schools are preparing students for college and careers. High schools are recognized with gold, silver and bronze medals – with gold medals indicating the greatest level of college readiness.

Congratulations to Pompano Beach High School and Cypress Bay High School for earning top 500 placement in the nation and gold medal achievement.

U.S. News evaluated data for schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The rankings include school-specific data on enrollment, diversity, participation in free and reduced-price lunch programs, state assessment results, and Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test participation and performance.

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Overall, the rankings focus on student outcomes with an emphasis on graduation rates and state proficiency tests. To earn a medal, schools must pass a four-step evaluation, which looks at students' performance on required state tests, their graduation rates and their college readiness. High schools receiving national recognition from U.S. News have graduation rates that average 15 percent higher than other schools across the country.

Congratulations to all BCPS high schools making a strong showing in the state and national rankings:

 

 

 

U.S. News & World Report

Best High Schools

National Ranking

State Ranking

Medal

Pompano Beach High School

189

19

Gold

Cypress Bay High School

335

28

Gold

Nova High School

527

40

Silver

William T. McFatter Technical High School

536

41

Silver

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

697

53

Silver

Cooper City High School

927

76

Silver

West Broward High School

1010

85

Silver

Fort Lauderdale High School

1019

87

Silver

Western High School

1100

94

Silver

Atlantic Technical Center

1376

112

Silver

Charles W. Flanagan High School

1695

135

Silver

J. P. Taravella High School

2022

148

Silver

Coral Glades High School

2047

149

Silver

McArthur High School

2110

152

Silver

Broward Virtual School

N/A

N/A

Bronze

Sheridan Technical High School

N/A

N/A

Bronze