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.