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Two Palm Beach County High Schools Rank Among America’s Top 100

Palm Beach County’s Academic Pride

In the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Palm Beach County celebrates as two of its high schools, Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts and Suncoast High School, secure positions within the top 100 nationwide. This year, Dreyfoos ranks at 91st, while Suncoast makes a notable entry at 98th, both marking significant recognition among over 17,000 high schools across the country.

A Closer Look at the Rankings

Despite a slight drop from their previous standings, where Suncoast was 70th and Dreyfoos 90th, these schools have consistently demonstrated top-tier performance. Their rankings saw a dip in 2022 but have rebounded commendably. This achievement highlights their enduring commitment to excellence in education and student development.

Ranking Methodology and School Highlights

U.S. News & World Report bases its school rankings on a comprehensive analysis that includes college readiness, state assessment scores, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rates. Both Dreyfoos and Suncoast are renowned for their selective admission processes, with Dreyfoos requiring auditions for its arts programs and Suncoast maintaining a magnet program status that attracts a diverse student body from across the county.

These schools not only serve as educational beacons in Palm Beach County but also exemplify the high standards and educational opportunities available within Florida, fostering an environment that prepares students for future academic and career success.