Saturday, June 07, 2008


NEWSWEEK’s May 21, 2008 “TOP OF THE CLASS” article showed the following area schools in these ranks in the top 1000 of 1400+ public high schools in the US:

Suncoast Community (Riviera Beach) is #3

Dreyfoos School of the Arts (Palm Beach) is #33

Atlantic Community (Delray Beach) is #58

Boca Community (Boca Raton) is #146

Spanish River (Boca Raton) is #196

Palm Beach Gardens (Palm Beach Gardens) #663

West Boca Raton (Boca Raton) is 675

Jupiter (Jupiter) is #859

William T. Dwyer ( Palm Beach Gardens) is #978

Public schools are ranked according a ratio devised by Washington Post Education Reporter Jay Matthews: the number of Advanced Placement, Intl. Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2007 divided by the number of graduating seniors. All of the schools on the list have an index of at least 1.000; they are in the top 5 percent of public schools measured this way.

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