Edgewood Ranked Brevard’s Most Challenging High School

By  //  April 11, 2014

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west shore, cocoa beach in top 39

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Post columnist, Jay Matthews, recently ranked high schools on the national level for the America’s Most Challenging High Schools list.

Among those ranked, Brevard had 10 high schools make the list.

Jay Matthews

Jay Matthews

According to Matthews’ article, he “ranks schools through an index formula that’s a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many tests as graduates.”

Below are the rankings of Brevard high schools out of 211 schools within the state of Florida:

• Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School, Ranked 12
• West Shore Jr./Sr. High School, Ranked 17
• Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School, Ranked 39
• Rockledge High School, Ranked 123
• Melbourne High School, Ranked 164
• Viera High School, Ranked 184
• Merritt Island High School, Ranked 195
• Palm Bay High School, Ranked 200
• Astronaut High School, Ranked 210
• Bayside High School, Ranked 211

For more information about other top ranking schools, CLICK HERE to view the Post’s full list of national and local rankings here.


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