West Shore Named Florida’s Top Public High School By Newsweek Magazine

By  //  September 1, 2015

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Ranked 65th out of 24,000 schools

West Shore Jr./Sr. High School was recognized by Newsweek Magazine as Florida's top public high school. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

West Shore Jr./Sr. High School was recognized by Newsweek Magazine as Florida’s top public high school. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – West Shore Jr./Sr. High School was recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of America’s Top High Schools for 2015.

This honor ranked West Shore 65th in the nation out of roughly 24,000 high schools, and for the second year in a row, West Shore was recognized as the #1 public high school in the state of Florida. The Newsweek High School Rankings, which have been published for more than a decade, recognize the achievements of the best public high schools in the United States for college readiness.

This year, Newsweek has collaborated with research partner, Westat, to  present the 2015 list of “America’s Top High Schools”—an ‘absolute’ list that ranks schools solely based on performance—and “Beating The Odds,” a ‘relative’ list that ranks schools based on performance, while also accounting for student poverty rates.

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Principal Rick Fleming

“Take a bow Wildcats, as this is indeed a very prestigious and distinct honor for our school and it is an effort that our entire school community can be proud of,” said Principal Rick Fleming. 

“Needless to say, it takes a tremendous effort from our students, teachers and staff, and parents to build the sustained success that West Shore is well-known for.”

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