PARKLAND, FL – This week, U.S. News & World Report released its ranking of the 2021 Best High Schools in the nation. How did Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School do compared to other schools nationally?

The ranking of more than 17,800 public high schools is broken down for Florida and the nation, measuring how well schools serve students from various social and economic backgrounds, according to the publication.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ranked 1,245 out of 17,857 nationally ranked schools and 70 out of 602 schools ranked in Florida.

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has an enrollment of 3,303.  

According to the publication, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia is No. 1 in the national ranking of Best High Schools, as well as among magnet schools. BASIS Chandler in Arizona is at the top of the list for charter schools, and High Technology High School in New Jersey is the No. 1 STEM school.

The methodology used by U.S. News & World Report focused on six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates.

College readiness specifically measures participation and performance on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams.

The data used is from the 2018-2019 academic school year, and therefore was not affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

For full ranking results for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School click here


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