Best High Schools
in Florida

We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 116 Florida schools made our rankings.View Rankings

Florida is among the states with flexibility from No Child Left Behind. The state tests high school students via the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0, which covers reading and writing, and the Florida End-of-Course Assessments, which cover algebra I, biology I, geometry and U.S. history. More information is available at the Florida Department of Education.

There are many Florida schools ranked among the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools, including 29 with gold medals, 52 with silver medals and 35 with bronze medals. One of Florida's top-ranked secondary schools is the Design and Architecture Senior High School, which is located in Miami and part of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Jacksonville, one of Florida's largest cities, is also home to several Best High Schools.

Top Ranked FL Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

Pine View School

1 PYTHON PATH, OSPREY, FL 34229

#2

Stanton College Preparatory School

1149 WEST 13TH ST, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32209

#3

Design & Architecture Senior High

4001 NE 2ND AVE, MIAMI, FL 33137

#4

International Studies Charter High School

2480 SW EIGHTH ST, MIAMI, FL 33135

#5

Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

501 SOUTH SAPODILLA AVE, WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401

#6

Edgewood Junior-Senior High School

180 EAST MERRITT AVE, MERRITT ISLAND, FL 32953

#7

Young Women's Preparatory Academy

1150 SW 1 ST, MIAMI, FL 33130

#8

Suncoast Community High School

1717 AVE SOUTH, RIVIERA BEACH, FL 33404

#9

West Shore Junior/Senior High School

250 WILDCAT ALLEY, MELBOURNE, FL 32935

#10

MAST Academy

3979 RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY, KEY BISCAYNE, FL 33149

FL by the Numbers
Districts 73
High Schools 687
Full-Time Teachers 44,371
Students Enrolled 808,219

Featured Districts

Schools in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools are among the 2012 U.S. News Best High Schools.

The Miami-Dade County Public Schools include 78 high schools that serve 100,999 students.

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There are 60 high schools among the Broward County Public Schools, serving 81,364 students.