Best High Schools
in Florida

We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 119 Florida schools made our rankings.View Rankings

Florida is among the states with flexibility from No Child Left Behind, and it tests high school students via the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. The FCAT exam covers reading, writing, and mathematics. More information is available at the Florida Department of Education.

There are many Florida schools ranked among the U.S. News Best High Schools in 2013, including 31 with gold medals, 58 with silver medals and 30 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

International Studies Charter High School

2480 SW EIGHTH ST, MIAMI, FL 33135

#3

Stanton College Preparatory School

1149 WEST 13TH ST, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32209

#4

Design & Architecture Senior High

4001 NE 2ND AVE, MIAMI, FL 33137

#5

Young Women's Preparatory Academy

1150 SW 1 ST, MIAMI, FL 33130

#6

West Shore Junior/Senior High School

250 WILDCAT ALLEY, MELBOURNE, FL 32935

#7

Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

501 SOUTH SAPODILLA AVE, WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401

#8

Suncoast Community High School

600 WEST 28TH ST, RIVIERA BEACH, FL 33404

#9

Paxon School for Advanced Studies

3239 NORMAN EAST THAGARD BLVD, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32254

#10

Edgewood Junior-Senior High School

180 EAST MERRITT AVE, MERRITT ISLAND, FL 32953

FL by the Numbers
Districts 73
High Schools 777
Full-Time Teachers 44,287
Students Enrolled 809,984

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 90 high schools that serve 102,802 students.

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There are 59 high schools among the Broward County Public Schools, serving 80,568 students.