BCPS High Schools Named Among the Best High Schools in America by U.S. News & World Report

May 5, 2021

 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is home to many of the nation’s top high schools as announced by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021 edition of Best High Schools in America.  

Congratulations to Pompano Beach High School, McFatter Technical High School and Cypress Bay High School, which ranked among the top 500 high schools listed.   

U.S. News & World Report ranked 17,857 high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia and 602 high schools in Florida. Schools were ranked using a six-step analysis, including college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, college curriculum breadth, graduation rates and achievement gap. College readiness measures participation and performance in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. 

 

Congratulations to the following 10 BCPS traditional high schools that ranked in the top 10% of schools in the nation. 

 

2021 Best High Schools 

National Rank 

State Rank 

Pompano Beach High School       

240 

21 

McFatter Technical High School  

300 

26 

Cypress Bay High School  

500 

33 

Sheridan Technical High School  

544 

34 

Atlantic Technical High School 

790 

44 

Nova High School  

1,025 

58 

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School  

1,245 

70 

Lauderhill 6-12 

1,315 

78 

Fort Lauderdale High School  

1,374 

80 

West Broward High School  

1,465 

88 

 

  • Pompano Beach High and McFatter Technical High rank in the top 2% of schools in the nation. 
  • Five BCPS high schools rank among the top 5% in the nation – Atlantic Technical, Cypress Bay, McFatter Technical High, Pompano Beach High and Sheridan Technical High. 
  • Last year, Atlantic Technical High ranked in the top 10%. This year, all three technical high schools – including McFatter Technical High and Sheridan Technical High – rank in the top 5% of all high schools in the nation.    
  • Most improved among BCPS high schools is Lauderhill 6-12, which advanced 3,200 spots over the past year, landing in the top 7.5% of all schools nationally.  
  • Fifteen BCPS high schools rank in the top 20% of high schools in the nation. 

For the complete list of BCPS high schools national and state ranking, visit usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankingsusnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings.

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