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Hillsborough students continue to outperform their peers, placing in the top 5 spots in the U.S. News rankings of Best High Schools in Tampa Bay.

Hillsborough County Public Schools Take Top 5 Spots on U.S. News Rankings of Best High Schools

May 06, 2020 - Points of Pride

Hillsborough County Public Schools’ students continue to outperform their peers as highlighted in the new high school rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The newly released Best High Schools report placed Hillsborough County high schools in seven of the top 10 positions.

In addition, 12 of the top 20 spots were filled by schools in Hillsborough County—with 11 schools operated by Hillsborough County Public Schools and one independently operated charter school.

Our teachers and administrators continue to demonstrate that they are among the very best in the nation, ensuring our students have all the supports and resources they need to succeed.

The high schools in our district that made the top 10 list are:

#1 Plant High School in Tampa (96% Graduation Rate, 65.2 College Readiness Score)

#2 Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School in Tampa (100% Graduation Rate, 56.5 College Readiness Score)

#3 Newsome High School in Lithia (99% Graduation Rate, 58.6 College Readiness Score)

#4 Steinbrenner High School in Lutz (96% Graduation Rate, 54.4 College Readiness Score)

#5 Sickles High School in Tampa (95% Graduation Rate, 55.5 College Readiness Score)

#8 Robinson High School in Tampa (92% Graduation Rate, 56.1 College Readiness Score)

Every high school in our district made this prestigious list. The Best High School rankings are based on six key elements that contribute to student success: College Readiness, Math and Reading Proficiency, Math and Reading Performance, Underserved Student Performance, College Curriculum Breadth and Graduation Rate. The full list is available here: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/florida/rankings/tampa-fl-45300

“It is evident our high schools in Hillsborough County Public Schools are some of the nation’s best. Our overarching goal is to actively engage every learner by pushing their cognitive demands to think critically everyday within our classrooms. I am so proud of our students, teachers, support professionals, and administrators for their continued commitment to providing a world-class education. This achievement is a reflection of our district’s core values and the visionary strategic plan established by the School Board. I am excited about the future of Hillsborough County and look forward to establishing a premier school district,” said Superintendent Addison Davis

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