Three Brevard Schools Named ‘2015 U.S. News Best High School’
By Brevard Public Schools // May 20, 2015
awarded a gold medal
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – West Shore Jr./Sr., Edgewood Jr./Sr. and Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. have been ranked as a U.S. News 2015 Best High School.
Every year, a U.S. News & World Report team assembles to determine the top ranked high schools throughout the nation.
To produce the rankings, the team first ensures that the schools serve students well, and it uses students’ performance on the math and reading parts of their state proficiency tests as the benchmarks.
Next, the team assesses the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.
Centered on these criteria, data is collected and schools are awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance.
Out of the 205 schools that were recognized as a 2015 Best High School, BPS had three schools that placed in the top 20, which were awarded a gold medal.
BPS’ Best High Schools and their rankings in the state are listed below:
- West Shore Jr./Sr. High, #8
- Edgewood Jr./Sr. High, #10
- Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High, #18
For more information about these winners or to view a full list of the Florida ranked Best High Schools, please click here.