Published On: Tue, May 19th, 2015

Boca Raton High Schools Continue to Shine

Boca Raton high schools continue to be one of the brightest spots in the city.

Earlier last week, US News and World Reports released their National High School Rankings and both Spanish River and Boca Raton High School made the list.

Spanish River High School is ranked 641st in the Nation, as well as 45th in the State of Florida.

According to the report, Spanish River Community High School is ranked 45th within Florida. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams. The AP participation rate at Spanish River Community High School is 53 percent. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 33 percent.

The School ranks above the county and state average in both reading and mathematics proficiency, with only 4% of the 1489 students being considered “below basic”.

At Boca Raton High School, the school is ranked 579th in the nation and 39th in the state, as well as being ranked the 87th Best Magnet School in the Country.

According to the report, Boca Raton Community High School is ranked 39th within Florida. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams. The AP participation rate at Boca Raton Community High School is 62 percent. The student body makeup is 55 percent male and 45 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 39 percent.

Boca Raton High School also ranks above the county and state average in both reading and mathematics proficiency, with only 6% of the 1954 students being considered “below basic”.

However, despite the success of schools in East Boca, both West Boca high schools, both West Boca High School and Olympic Heights High School were unranked in the national level, nor state level.

Of the 1301 students tested at Olympic Heights, 11% were considered “below basic” when it came to reading and mathematic proficiency.

At West Boca Raton High School, of the 1153 students who were tested, 6% were considered “below basic” when it came to reading and mathematic proficiency.

For more information on the report, please visit: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools

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