By: Jill Fox
Marjory Stoneman Douglas is one of the top five percent of high schools in the nation, that is, according to the 2021 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools.
U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 24,000 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college: college readiness, college curriculum breadth, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, and graduation rates.
With an overall score of 93.3/100, Marjory Stoneman Douglas ranked 1,245 in the nation out of 24,000 high schools, putting it in the top 5 percent — and 70th in the state.
Broward County schools ranking in the top 2 percent are Pompano Beach High School, Somerset Arts Conservatory, Willliam T. McFatter Technical High School, and Cypress Bay High School.
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- Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She has worked in public relations and television for over 20 years. Fox lives in Parkland with her husband and their two children.
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