Local school earns high marks

Stanton College Preparatory School ranked fifth in state


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Duval County school was ranked one of the top schools in Florida in a list released by U.S. News and World Report.

Stanton College Preparatory School ranked 31 in the national rankings and earned a gold medal. It ranked fifth in Florida.

Florida schools fared very well in the U.S. News and World Report 2016 list of best high schools. Thirty-three schools earned gold medals, 116 earned silver medals and 65 earned bronze.

Stanton’s rigorous curriculum made of honors, advanced placement and international baccalaureate courses challenges its students to excel academically. Students have the opportunity to earn college credit hours through partnerships with the University of North Florida and Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Top ranked Florida schools   

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

  •  Pine View School, Osprey.
  •  Design and Architecture Senior High, Miami 
  •  International Studies Charter High School, Miami
  •  Edgewood Junior/Senior High School, Merritt Island
  •  Stanton College Preparatory School, Jacksonville
  •  MAST Academy, Key Biscayne
  •  Young Women's Preparatory Academy, Miami
  •  Westshore Junior/Senior High School, Melbourne
  •  Suncoast Community High School, Riviera Beach
  •  Alexander W. Dreyfoos Junior School of the Arts, West Palm Beach
  • Schools are ranked based on state-required test performance and how well they prepare students for college.

    Florida high school students can choose several options, including the international baccalaureate diploma program, to earn a diploma. The 24-credit standard diploma option requires students to earn four credits each in English language arts and math, plus take an online course. For more information from the Florida Department of Education, click here.