Finding good schools for your children is a very important factor in choosing where to live for most parents. So we looked to a web site called
SchoolDigger for a ranking cities in Florida with the best schools. The ranking is determined by their “rank score,” which uses testing data from 2014 to 2015 to determine a percentile for the city’s schools. So, for example, if a school scored a 0.95, they’ve scored better than 95% of the other schools in Florida.
1. Pensacola Beach
The schools of this community on Santa Rosa Island had a rank score of 0.987. Pictured is Pensacola Beach Elementary School, which had a calculated Average Standard Score of 95.61 in 2014.
Schools in this city in Lee County are ranked better than 98.5% of other schools in Florida. Pictured is the city's school for pre-K through eighth grade, The Sanibel School, which In 2014 had a calculated Average Standard Score of 95.41.
Aventura in Miami-Dade county was ranked at 0.977. Pictured is the Aventura City of Excellence School, whose 2014 calculated Average Standard Score was 94.84.
Chuluota in Seminole County was ranked at 0.974. Pictured is the Double R Private School, which educates children from pre-K to eighth grade.
5. Holmes Beach
Holmes beach had a rank score of 0.966. Pictured is Anna Maria Elementary School, which for 2014 had a calculated Average Standard Score of 93.2.
6. Ponte Vedra Beach
Ponte Vedra Beach in Northeast Florida earned a rank score of 0.965. Pictured is Alice B. Landrum Middle School, which earned a calculated Average Standard Score of 93.51 in 2014.
7. St. Johns
This suburb of Jacksonville earned a score of 0.964. Pictured is Fruit Cove Middle School, which ranked better than 98% of middle schools in Florida and had a calculated Average Standard Score of 95.45.
Odessa in Pasco County earned a rank score of 0.958. Pictured is Hammond Elementary School, which had a calculated Average Standard Score of 93.07.
9. Melbourne Beach
Melbourne Beach in Brevard County scored a 0.951 rank score. Gemini Elementary School ranked better than 95.1% of elementary schools in Florida.
10. Key Biscayne
Key Biscayne, an island town in Miami-Dade County, scored a 0.949. Pictured is the MAST Academy (Math & Science Technology Senior High), which ranked higher than 98.4% of Florida high schools and had a calculated Average Standard Score of 93.65.
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