There have been 10 Broward County Public Schools high schools and 1 charter high school were recognized among Newsweek magazine's top high schools in the nation in 2009.
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Here's how South Florida's public high schools fared on the Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report magazines' list of the best high schools in the United States.

Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2010

Newsweek Top 1,500
1. Talented and Gifted, Dallas, Texas

South Florida Schools
15. School for Advanced Studies, Miami
26. Coral Reef Senior High, Miami
50. MAST Academy, Key Biscayne
101. Design and Architecture Senior High, Miami
144. Coral Gables Senior High
208. Palmetto Senior High, Pinecrest
211. Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Parkland
398. Killian Senior High, South Miami-Dade
448. Fort Lauderdale High
454. Stranahan High, Fort Lauderdale
569. New World School of the Arts, Miami
622. Miramar High
796. American High, Miami
835. G. Holmes Braddock, Miami
889. JP Taravella High School, Coral Springs
905. Flanagan High, Pembroke Pines
953. Dr. Michael Krop High, North Miami-Dade
1012. Pembroke Pines Charter High
1368. Doral Academy Charter High

U.S. News & World Report Top 100
1. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia

South Florida Schools
15. Design and Architecture Senior High School, Miami
66. MAST Academy, Key Biscayne
82. New World School of the Arts, Miami
95. Coral Reef Senior High, Miami

Ranking Placement
The rankings are derived by adding up the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or Cambridge tests taken by students at a school divided by the number of seniors graduating the same year. This year’s list is based on data from the 2007/2008 school year.
High School Ratio
State Rank
National Rank
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - 2.952
Nova High School - 2.791
44 252
Fort Lauderdale High School - 2.251
63 438
Stranahan High School - 2.238
65 444
Miramar High School - 1.981
83 605
Cooper City High School - 1.887
89 668
Cypress Bay High School - 1.844
95 708
J.P. Taravella High School - 1.663
103 861
Flanagan High School - 1.645
104 875
Pembroke Pines Charter High School - 1.534
111 974
Plantation High School - 1.349
115 1153
All of the schools on the list are included in the top 6% of public schools, based on this specific calculation. Overall, 1,482 public high schools nationwide, including 133 in the State of Florida, were recognized.

Broward County Public Schools is the nation's sixth largest public school system and the largest fully accredited district with nearly 260,000 students in more than 280 schools and education centers. For more information about Broward County Public Schools, visit the district website.