These two PBC high schools were just named among the nation’s 100 best

Suncoast Community High School in Riviera Beach was ranked 53rd in an annual ranking of the nation’s top public high schools.

Suncoast High School and Dreyfoos School of the Arts have been named two of the nation’s top 100 public high schools in a new ranking by U.S. News and World Report.

The magazine ranked Suncoast 53rd in the nation and Dreyfoos 78th in the nation. The schools took ninth and tenth place in Florida, respectively.

Suncoast and Dreyfoos, two selective, application-only public schools, are regular presences on the closely watched annual ranking but tend to battle for the county’s top billing. In 2015, Dreyfoos edged out Suncoast to win 68th place nationally.

Overall, 12 Palm Beach County schools made it into U.S. News’ list of the nation’s top 2,000 public high schools. Of the 12, 10 are school district schools and two — G-Star School of the Arts and Inlet Grove High — are charter schools, which are publicly funded but privately operated.

The national magazine says its annual rankings weigh schools’ graduation rates and how their students perform on state reading and math exams, with adjustments made for the percentage of disadvantaged students each school serves. This year, the magazine gave greater weight to the extent to which schools offer students college-level courses and exams.

The nation’s best high school? According to U.S. News, it’s BASIS Scottsdale, a charter school in Arizona.

Florida’s best high school? The magazine says it’s Pine View School, a school for gifted students in Sarasota County.

Here they are in order of ranking:

Suncoast High, #53

Dreyfoos School of the Arts, #78

Boca Raton High, #566

Spanish River High, #766

Jupiter High, #902

West Boca Raton High, #1,089

Atlantic High, #1,122

Olympic Heights High, #1,142

G-Star School of the Arts, #1,255

Park Vista High, #1,334

Wellington High, #1,592

Inlet Grove High, #1,957

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