BREVARD COUNTY, Florida – Several Brevard County Public Schools have notably risen and fallen in U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools in 2019.
Two of those Brevard County high schools, both schools of choice, were among the top 100 high schools in the United States.
The top-ranking Brevard County high school was West Shore Jr./Sr. High School in Melbourne, Florida, which rose from 70th in the U.S last year to 50th this year. West Shore also rose from 8th in Florida last year to 6th in 2019.
“West Shore is once again proud and honored to be recognized by US News and World Report, and we are so very pleased to be part of an amazing Brevard Public School system,” said West Shore Principal Rick Fleming.
“Special thanks to the amazing support we receive from our Superintendent, Dr. Mark Mullins and our School Board. My hat certainly goes off to our exceptional corps of teachers who challenge and inspire kids each and every day. I would also be remiss without also mentioning our unwavering parental partnership which serves as the foundational backbone of our program success.”
The second top-ranking school in Brevard County was Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School in Merritt Island, Florida, which dropped from 71st nationally last year to 84th in 2019. Edgewood also fell from 9th place in the state of Florida in 2018 to 10th place this year.
Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School, the top scoring neighborhood (non-choice) high school on Florida’s Space Coast, fell from 377th in the U.S. last year to 792nd this year, and fell from 30th to 39th among Florida high schools.
Viera High School was the second top scoring neighborhood high school followed by Satellite Senior High School which ranked 106th and 115th in Florida, respectively.
Rounding out the top neighborhood high schools:
Melbourne Senior High School 181st
Titusville High School 197th
Merritt Island High School 231st
Space Coast Junior/Senior High School 257th
Bayside High School 270th
Astronaut High School 349th
Palm Bay Magnet Senior High School 420th
Heritage High School 445th
Cocoa High School 456th
Eau Gallie High School 466th
Rockledge Senior High School 468-555th
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