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DATE:                   May 1, 2017

CONTACT:                Nadine Drew, Public Information Office, 754-321-2300


U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2017 Best High Schools

19 BCPS High Schools Earn National Rankings


Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is home to 19 of the nation’s best high schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best High Schools national rankings. U.S. News evaluated data from more than 22,000 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. U.S. News recognizes high schools 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, ranking in the nation’s top 500 and earning gold medals.


The U.S. News rankings highlight public schools that best serve all of their students. 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 are 15 percent higher, on average, than other schools across the country.


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



“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 271,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 236 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 99 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 208 different countries and 181 different languages. To learn more, visit browardschools.com. Follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the

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