2023 Best High Schools in Florida
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What High School Paths Does Florida Provide?
Florida has 1,983 high schools, which is 308% more than the average state, making it #40 in the nation when it comes to schools per capita. The average grade for all these schools is a B–, which is the same as the national average. In total, 46% of these schools rank above the typical school in the nation, so you can rest assured that there are still 910 such schools that are considered better than normal.
Of all the high schools, roughly half (46%) are public and they have an average rating of B. Of those 908 schools, the majority are traditional public schools (646). Approximately 56% of those traditional public schools sit above the national average, so there are still 361 such schools that have earned above average marks.
In addition, there are 209 charter schools (which ranks the state in the 21st spot for most charter schools per capita vs the average state). Of those charter schools, 43% exceed the national average in quality. Also, of the 53 magnet high schools, 45 earned above average marks, which is an impressive 85% rate.
Regarding private high schools, there are 891 in total to choose from (roughly 45% of all schools). Florida actually has 52% more private school options than the average state per capita, so despite its larger population there are still numerous private school options. With a median rating of A–, just 41% of Florida's private schools are rated above the national average. About 62% of private high schools in Florida are religiously affiliated, led primarily by Christian schools which total 485. The state ranks 6th for most religious schools per capita, so it's quite above average in terms of how much religious influence there is in its school options. There are also 41 all-boys schools in Florida, which is 12% more than the typical state (after normalizing for population size). There are 38 all-girls schools in the state and this figure is a whopping 90% (or 9 times) higher than the average state.
In addition, 105 of the high schools offer online options (just 5% of all schools). This actually ranks Florida in the 10th position in terms of online schools per capita vs. the typical state (it's above the average by 206%).
Top 25 Best High Schools in Florida
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#1 Best High School in Florida
Ransom Everglades School
Coconut Grove, FL
#2 Best High School in Florida
American Heritage Schools, Broward Campus
#3 Best High School in Florida
Pine Crest School - Fort Lauderdale Campus
Fort Lauderdale, FL
#4 Best High School in Florida
American Heritage Schools, Palm Beach Campus
Delray Beach, FL
#5 Best High School in Florida
Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
#6 Best High School in Florida
Berkeley Preparatory School
#7 Best High School in Florida
Pine View School
#8 Best High School in Florida
NSU University School
#9 Best High School in Florida
Gulliver Preparatory School
#10 Best High School in Florida
Palmer Trinity School