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Top School Districts in Alabama, 2019

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Alabama isn’t known for fantastic schools, but state districts have improved dramatically in recent years as funding has increased. While Alabama’s still a long way from the top state school systems, its best districts outperform even average ones in most states.

Alabama offers a mix of urban, suburban, and rural school districts. Districts close to metropolitan areas, like Birmingham, tend to benefit from higher funding. However, for those avoiding city life there are still high performing districts in suburban and rural areas.

Mountain Brook City is first among Alabama’s 129 school districts and located in an affluent suburb of Birmingham, with four elementary schools, one high school, and one alternative school. Test scores are high, with the average standard test score across grades, subjects, and schools well into the eighties. Mountain Brook High School performs particularly well, with an average standard score of 99.9 in 2018.

Also a Birmingham suburb, Vestavia Hills City is rated third in the state and serves 7,015 students across five elementary, two middle schools, and a single high school (the highly regarded Vestavia Hills High School). The district has the third safest schools in Alabama. Vestavia Hills schools currently achieves averages of 73% reading proficiency, 78% math proficiency, SAT scores of nearly 1,400/1,600, and average ACT scores close to 30/36

The number two district in Alabama and roughly 100 miles north of Birmingham, the suburban Madison City serves around 10,000 students divided between seven high performing elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. Madison City performs well. 67% of students are considered proficient readers and 72% at math. The graduation rate is high at 97%. The district is rated highly for both teachers and athletes (third in both within Alabama). Advanced Placement (AP) courses and Gifted Programs are available.

Top School Districts in Alabama, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Mountain Brook CityJefferson CountyMountain BrkAlabama
2Madison CityMadison CountyMadisonAlabama
3Vestavia Hills CityJefferson CountyVestavia HillsAlabama
4Hoover CityJefferson CountyBirminghamAlabama
5Homewood CityJefferson CountyHomewoodAlabama
6Auburn CityLee CountyAuburnAlabama
7Trussville CityJefferson CountyTrussvilleAlabama
8Shelby CountyShelby CountyColumbianaAlabama
9Mobile CountyMobile CountyMobileAlabama
10Muscle Shoals CityColbert CountyMuscle ShoalsAlabama
11Baldwin CountyBaldwin CountyBay MinetteAlabama
12Arab CityMarshall CountyArabAlabama
13Cullman CityCullman CountyCullmanAlabama
14Madison CountyMadison CountyHuntsvilleAlabama
15Hartselle CityMorgan CountyHartselleAlabama
16Florence CityLauderdale CountyFlorenceAlabama
17Winfield CityMarion CountyWinfieldAlabama
18Huntsville CityMadison CountyHuntsvilleAlabama
19Jefferson CountyJefferson CountyBirminghamAlabama
20Saraland CityMobile CountySaralandAlabama
21Alabaster CityShelby CountyAlabasterAlabama
22Brewton CityEscambia CountyBrewtonAlabama
23Enterprise CityCoffee CountyEnterpriseAlabama
24Oxford CityCalhoun CountyOxfordAlabama
25Oneonta CityBlount CountyOneontaAlabama

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Arkansas, 2019

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Arkansas has historically performed very poorly among American states in education, with underfunding, frequent political meddling in curriculums, and poverty all contributing factors. However, just as in Alabama, recent reforms are improving the situation along with funding increases. Arkansas has been praised repeatedly for its efforts to improve early-childhood education, and college and career readiness.

Top in Arkansas, Haas Hall Bentonville - or Haas Hall Academy - includes only the academy itself and serves around 300 students of grades seven to twelve. Haas Hall Academy students frequently score excellently in standardized college admission tests (ACT), particularly in English (97.4 average in the 11th grade). The location in Bentonville, the home of Walmart, means graduating students can expect to find jobs relatively easily.

At number two and sharing the city of Bentonville, Bentonville Public Schools district has five elementary schools, five junior or middle schools, and one high school. The district is also number one for student athletes in Arkansas This highly rated district has achieved averages of 65% reading proficiency, 58% math proficiency, and a 91% average graduation rate.  The teacher-student ratio is also better than the national average (17:1), at 15:1.

Located to the northeast, the state’s third best school district - Valley View School District - is centered on Arkansas’ fifth largest town of Jonesboro (population around 71,000). With a good 15:1 teacher-student ratio, Valley View delivers a safe learning environment across two elementary schools, and single junior and high schools with 74% reading proficiency, 67% math proficiency, and a 95% average graduation rate. Graduates may take advantage of ample local  opportunities in manufacturing, agriculture, and medicine.

Top School Districts in Arkansas, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Haas Hall AcademyWashington CountyFayettevilleArkansas
2Bentonville School DistrictBenton CountyBentonvilleArkansas
3Valley View School DistrictCraighead CountyJonesboroArkansas
4Greenbrier School DistrictFaulkner CountyGreenbrierArkansas
5Valley Springs School DistrictBoone CountyValley SpringsArkansas
6Salem School DistrictFulton CountySalemArkansas
7Nemo Vista School DistrictConway CountyCenter RidgeArkansas
8Fayetteville School DistrictWashington CountyFayettevilleArkansas
9Bismarck School DistrictHot Spring CountyBismarckArkansas
10Greenwood School DistrictSebastian CountyGreenwoodArkansas
11Bryant School DistrictSaline CountyBryantArkansas
12Harrison School DistrictBoone CountyHarrisonArkansas
13Cabot School DistrictLonoke CountyCabotArkansas
14Genoa Central School DistrictMiller CountyTexarkanaArkansas
15Emerson-taylor School DistrictColumbia CountyEmersonArkansas
16Searcy County School DistrictSearcy CountyMarshallArkansas
17Conway School DistrictFaulkner CountyConwayArkansas
18Pottsville School DistrictPope CountyPottsvilleArkansas
19Rogers School DistrictBenton CountyRogersArkansas
20Benton School DistrictSaline CountyBentonArkansas
21Mccrory School DistrictWoodruff CountyMccroryArkansas
22Clinton School DistrictVan Buren CountyClintonArkansas
23Melbourne School DistrictIzard CountyMelbourneArkansas
24Estem High CharterPulaski CountyLittle RockArkansas
25Eureka Springs School DistrictCarroll CountyEureka SpringsArkansas

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Arizona, 2019

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Arizona has impressive graduation rates in certain districts and it’s possible to find schools with above average test scores.

Chandler Unified District 80 is the top Arizona school district centered on Chandler, a suburb of Phoenix, serving around 42,000 students through thirty elementary schools, six middle schools, and seven high schools.

Although the teacher-student ratio of 20:1 is slightly below the national average of 17:1, the district performs well academically with 56% proficiency for reading, 57% for math, and an impressive graduation rate of 94%.

Deer Valley Unified School District in Phoenix is Arizona’s second highest performing district. It’s large, with thirty elementary, eighteen middle, and seven high schools with 34,153 students total.

Despite its size the district provides a good environment for students, with college prep considered its strongest feature, closely followed by the sports scene. Academics here are acceptable, with reading proficiency at 54% and math slightly trailing at 51%.

Further out from Phoenix, the suburban Gilbert Unified School District ranks third in Arizona. Another large district, Gilbert contains twenty-seven elementary, eight middle, and seven high schools.

Nationally, the district is considered above average, with proficiency for reading and math both at 53%, but a graduation rate of 93%. The district is also recognized for its excellent college prep, health and safety, teachers, administration, and sports.

Top School Districts in Arizona, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Chandler Unified District #80Maricopa CountyChandlerArizona
2Deer Valley Unified DistrictMaricopa CountyPhoenixArizona
3Gilbert Unified DistrictMaricopa CountyGilbertArizona
4Scottsdale Unified DistrictMaricopa CountyScottsdaleArizona
5Catalina Foothills Unified DistrictPima CountyTucsonArizona
6Mesa Unified DistrictMaricopa CountyMesaArizona
7Vail Unified School DistrictPima CountyVailArizona
8Peoria Unified School DistrictMaricopa CountyPeoriaArizona
9Higley Unified School DistrictMaricopa CountyGilbertArizona
10Paradise Valley Unified DistrictMaricopa CountyPhoenixArizona
11Cave Creek Unified DistrictMaricopa CountyCave CreekArizona
12Queen Creek Unified DistrictMaricopa CountyQueen CreekArizona
13Tucson Unified DistrictPima CountyTucsonArizona
14Dysart Unified DistrictMaricopa CountySurpriseArizona
15Tanque Verde Unified DistrictPima CountyTucsonArizona
16Tempe Union High School DistrictMaricopa CountyTempeArizona
17Glendale Union High School DistrictMaricopa CountyGlendaleArizona
18Peach Springs Unified DistrictMohave CountyPeach SpringsArizona
19Palominas Elementary DistrictCochise CountyHerefordArizona
20St Johns Unified DistrictApache CountySt. JohnsArizona
21Fountain Hills Unified DistrictMaricopa CountyFountain HillsArizona
22Snowflake Unified DistrictNavajo CountySnowflakeArizona
23Sierra Vista Unified DistrictCochise CountySierra VistaArizona
24Thatcher Unified DistrictGraham CountyThatcherArizona
25Amphitheater Unified DistrictPima CountyTucsonArizona

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in California, 2019

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As the epicenter of the tech and entertainment industries in the United States, and with a GDP that dwarfs every other US state’s, it’s no surprise that California boasts some of the best public school districts around. Let’s take a look at The Golden State’s top five.

Topping the list is San Mateo County Office of Education of San Mateo County, comprised of several suburban counties along the San Francisco Bay, just north of Silicon Valley. Rather than being an individual school district, San Mateo County Office of Education presides over 23 school elementary, high school and unified districts in the county, as well as a community college district and numerous charter schools.

Nearby San Francisco County Office of Education, encompassing all of the public schools in  the city of San Francisco, ranks #2 on the list. Comprised of over 130 schools, students of the racially diverse district boast math and English test scores well above the state averages.

Coming in third is Santa Barbara County Office of Education, a terrific district presiding over schools in what is known as the “American Riviera”.

#4 L.A. Unified, the second largest public school district in the country with an enrollment of nearly 700,000, is an excellent example of a massive, yet well-run district. In all, ten languages are taught to the district’s diverse student populace.

Rounding out the top five is the San Diego County Office of Education, known for its many programs providing assistance with special needs or belong to families experiencing economic hardship.

Top School Districts in California, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1San Mateo County Office of EducationSan Mateo CountyRedwood CityCalifornia
2San Francisco County Office of EducationSan Francisco CountySan FranciscoCalifornia
3Santa Barbara County Office of EducationSanta Barbara CountySanta BarbaraCalifornia
4Los Angeles UnifiedLos Angeles CountyLos AngelesCalifornia
5San Diego County Office of EducationSan Diego CountySan DiegoCalifornia
6Marin County Office of EducationMarin CountySan RafaelCalifornia
7Sonoma County Office of EducationSonoma CountySanta RosaCalifornia
8Imperial County Office of EducationImperial CountyEl CentroCalifornia
9Tehama County Department of EducationTehama CountyRed BluffCalifornia
10Kings County Office of EducationKings CountyHanfordCalifornia
11San Luis Obispo County Office of EducationSan Luis Obispo CountySan Luis ObispoCalifornia
12Placer County Office of EducationPlacer CountyAuburnCalifornia
13Sutter County Office of EducationSutter CountyYuba CityCalifornia
14Los Angeles County Office of EducationLos Angeles CountyDowneyCalifornia
15Solano County Office of EducationSolano CountyFairfieldCalifornia
16San Diego UnifiedSan Diego CountySan DiegoCalifornia
17Humboldt County Office of EducationHumboldt CountyEurekaCalifornia
18Stanislaus County Office of EducationStanislaus CountyModestoCalifornia
19San Bernardino County Office of EducationSan Bernardino CountySan BernardinoCalifornia
20Shasta County Office of EducationShasta CountyReddingCalifornia
21El Dorado County Office of EducationEl Dorado CountyPlacervilleCalifornia
22Merced County Office of EducationMerced CountyMercedCalifornia
23Butte County Office of EducationButte CountyOrovilleCalifornia
24Palo Alto UnifiedSanta Clara CountyPalo AltoCalifornia
25San Ramon Valley UnifiedContra Costa CountyDanvilleCalifornia

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Colorado, 2019

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Colorado is known for boasting one of the healthiest and well-educated populations in the United States, owing to the state’s physical majestic and ripe opportunity for outdoor activity, and this vigor is reflected in the performance of its best public school districts.

The top district in the state is Jefferson County School District No. R-1, presiding over 100 elementary, middle, and high schools in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Students in the district best the state averages in the CMAS, PSAT, and SAT tests.

Placing second is Douglas County School District RE-1, the third largest district in the state of Colorado. The quality of the district’s schools is shown through the high (and continually rising) 90.8% graduation rate.

Colorado’s #3 school district is its largest: Denver County School District 1, serving the schools of the city of Denver. The fast-growing and steadily improving school district reduced its drop-out rate from 11.1% to 4.5% from 2006-2014.

Cherry Creek School District No. 5 is the Centennial State’s #4 district.  Known for attracting high teaching talent, over 79% of the district’s faculty have 10+ years of experience.   In 2018, 14 of the district’s schools were named John Irwin Schools of Excellence.

Closing out the top five is Boulder Valley No. Re2, centered near Boulder and serving that community, along with several others in the area. Due its frequent placing as the top district in the state academically, BVSD has earned a reputation that transcends state borders.

Top School Districts in Colorado, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Jefferson County School District No. R-1Jefferson CountyGoldenColorado
2Douglas County School District No. Re 1Douglas CountyCastle RockColorado
3School District No. 1 in the county of Denver and State of CDenver CountyDenverColorado
4Cherry Creek School District No. 5 in the county of ArapahArapahoe CountyGreenwood VillageColorado
5Boulder Valley School District No. Re2Boulder CountyBoulderColorado
6Mancos School District Re-6Montezuma CountyMancosColorado
7School District No. Re-20 Weldon ValleyMorgan CountyWeldonaColorado
8Littleton School District No. 6 in the county of ArapahoeArapahoe CountyLittletonColorado
9Academy School District No. 20 in the county of El Paso anEl Paso CountyColorado SpringsColorado
10Cheyenne Mountain School District No. 12 in the county of EEl Paso CountyColorado SpringsColorado
11Steamboat Springs School District No. Re 2Routt CountySteamboat SpringsColorado
12Poudre School District R-1Larimer CountyFort CollinsColorado
13Lewis-Palmer Consolidated School District No. 38 in the coEl Paso CountyMonumentColorado
14Telluride School District No. R-1San Miguel CountyTellurideColorado
15Limon School District No. Re 4JLincoln CountyLimonColorado
16Adams 12 Five Star SchoolsAdams CountyThorntonColorado
17St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1JBoulder CountyLongmontColorado
18Aspen School District No. 1 in the county of Pitkin and StaPitkin CountyAspenColorado
19East Grand School District No. 2Grand CountyGranbyColorado
20Platte Canyon School District No. 1 of the county of ParkPark CountyBaileyColorado
21Summit School District No. Re 1Summit CountyFriscoColorado
22Weld County School District No. Re-7Weld CountyKerseyColorado
23Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4Weld CountyWindsorColorado
24Meeker School District Re1Rio Blanco CountyMeekerColorado
25Ridgway School District No. R-2 of the county of Ouray aOuray CountyRidgwayColorado

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Connecticut, 2019

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As a state with some of the oldest communities in the United States and one of the original 13 colonies, Connecticut has had plenty of time to develop an excellent educational tradition. Let’s look at the Nutmeg State’s top five public school districts (four of five of which are located in Fairfield County) to see where this tradition is best rooted.

Connecticut’s best school district is New Canaan Public Schools, a district with a nationwide reputation for academic excellence serving one of the wealthiest communities in the United States. In apt demonstration of its quality, 21 New Canaan High School seniors were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program in 2018.

#2 goes to Darien Public Schools, a small district serving seven schools in the small, wealthy town of Darien 37 miles northeast of New York City. Students of the district frequently score the highest test scores in the state.

Placing third is is another Fairfield county district, Weston School District. A small district with an out-sized reputation, Weston places an emphasis on active learning, with students participating in many activities in the woodlands surrounding the schools.

The one top five Connecticut school district not located in Fairfield is #4 Regional School District #12 of Litchfield County serving four schools in the Washington Depot area.

We head back to Fairfield County for #5 Westport School District, where students scored 15% above the state in the Connecticut Mastery Test.

Top School Districts in Connecticut, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1New Canaan School DistrictFairfield CountyNew CanaanConnecticut
2Darien School DistrictFairfield CountyDarienConnecticut
3Weston School DistrictFairfield CountyWestonConnecticut
4Regional School District 12Litchfield CountyWashington DepotConnecticut
5Westport School DistrictFairfield CountyWestportConnecticut
6Regional School District 18New London CountyOld LymeConnecticut
7Ridgefield School DistrictFairfield CountyRidgefieldConnecticut
8Glastonbury School DistrictHartford CountyGlastonburyConnecticut
9Regional School District 09Fairfield CountyMonroeConnecticut
10Trumbull School DistrictFairfield CountyTrumbullConnecticut
11Wilton School DistrictFairfield CountyWiltonConnecticut
12Guilford School DistrictNew Haven CountyGuilfordConnecticut
13Fairfield School DistrictFairfield CountyFairfieldConnecticut
14Greenwich School DistrictFairfield CountyGreenwichConnecticut
15Monroe School DistrictFairfield CountyMonroeConnecticut
16Farmington School DistrictHartford CountyFarmingtonConnecticut
17Simsbury School DistrictHartford CountySimsburyConnecticut
18Regional School District 05New Haven CountyWoodbridgeConnecticut
19Avon School DistrictHartford CountyAvonConnecticut
20South Windsor School DistrictHartford CountySouth WindsorConnecticut
21Madison School DistrictNew Haven CountyMadisonConnecticut
22Newtown School DistrictFairfield CountyNewtownConnecticut
23Regional School District 10Hartford CountyBurlingtonConnecticut
24East Granby School DistrictHartford CountyEast GranbyConnecticut
25Cheshire School DistrictNew Haven CountyCheshireConnecticut

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Delaware, 2019

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As one of the smallest states in the nation, Delaware only has 21 public school districts within its three counties, yet many of them are well-funded by taxpayers and excel in academics. Let’s have a closer look at Delaware’s top five public school districts, three of which are in New Castle County, with the other two being in Sussex County.

The rank of #1 goes to the Charter School of Wilmington, which is in fact a single high school school and was the first publicly funded, yet privately operated school of its type in the United States. Wilmington is in high demand for those in the area as 99% of its students attend college post-graduation.

Another charter school, Newark Charter School, places #2 in the ranking. NCS boasts an enrollment of  over 2,300 students from kindergarten to grade twelve and follows the vaunted Core Knowledge curriculum.

The first proper school district in the list is Cape Henlopen School District (#3) serving nine schools in the Cape Region of Sussex County.

Appoquinimink School District in southern New Castle County, is #4 in the ranking. The district is the fastest growing in the state, adding roughly 600 students a year, which necessitated the opening of Appoquinimink High School in 2008.

Rounding out the top five is Sussex Technical School District, again a district comprising a single school. In 2008, Sussex Tech received a Blue Ribbon award for academic achievement.

Top School Districts in Delaware, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Charter School Of WilmingtonNew Castle CountyWilmingtonDelaware
2Newark Charter SchoolNew Castle CountyNewarkDelaware
3Cape Henlopen School DistrictSussex CountyLewesDelaware
4Appoquinimink School DistrictNew Castle CountyOdessaDelaware
5Sussex Technical School DistrictSussex CountyGeorgetownDelaware
6Caesar Rodney School DistrictKent CountyWyomingDelaware
7Polytech School DistrictKent CountyWoodsideDelaware
8Brandywine School DistrictNew Castle CountyWilmingtonDelaware
9Indian River School DistrictSussex CountySelbyvilleDelaware
10Red Clay Consolidated School DistrictNew Castle CountyWilmingtonDelaware
11Lake Forest School DistrictKent CountyFeltonDelaware
12Smyrna School DistrictKent CountySmyrnaDelaware
13Delmar School DistrictSussex CountyDelmarDelaware
14New Castle County Vocational-technical School DistrictNew Castle CountyWilmingtonDelaware
15Milford School DistrictSussex CountyMilfordDelaware
16Capital School DistrictKent CountyDoverDelaware
17Seaford School DistrictSussex CountySeafordDelaware
18Christina School DistrictNew Castle CountyWilmingtonDelaware
19Laurel School DistrictSussex CountyLaurelDelaware
20Colonial School DistrictNew Castle CountyNew CastleDelaware
21Woodbridge School DistrictSussex CountyBridgevilleDelaware

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Florida, 2019

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Florida’s best school district is also its largest: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, with a student enrollment of over 350,000. The district’s schools regularly rank among the top in the nation, and Miami-Dade is one of the only districts in the nation to offer bilingual education and international studies programs.

Placing second is Florida’s second largest school district, Broward County Public Schools headquartered in Fort Lauderdale. In 2018, graduates of the county’s schools earned $106 million in scholarships.

#3 Hillsborough County Public Schools serves Tampa and other west central Florida communities. The district received a recent boost in funding and teacher mentoring through a 100 million dollar grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which ended in 2015.

Coming in at #4 is Orange County Public Schools, which is headquartered in Orlando. The nation’s 9th largest district hit a record high graduation rate of 93.8% in the 2016-2017 school year.

The School District of Palm Beach County places fifth in the ranking. The diverse student population of the southeastern Florida district speak 146 languages and dialects.

Top School Districts in Florida, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1DadeMiami-Dade CountyMiamiFlorida
2BrowardBroward CountyFort LauderdaleFlorida
3HillsboroughHillsborough CountyTampaFlorida
4OrangeOrange CountyOrlandoFlorida
5Palm BeachPalm Beach CountyWest Palm BeachFlorida
6DuvalDuval CountyJacksonvilleFlorida
7PinellasPinellas CountyLargoFlorida
8BrevardBrevard CountyVieraFlorida
9LeeLee CountyFort MyersFlorida
10SeminoleSeminole CountySanfordFlorida
11PolkPolk CountyBartowFlorida
12St. JohnsSt. Johns CountySt AugustineFlorida
13PascoPasco CountyLand O LakesFlorida
14SarasotaSarasota CountySarasotaFlorida
15CollierCollier CountyNaplesFlorida
16OsceolaOsceola CountyKissimmeeFlorida
17VolusiaVolusia CountyDelandFlorida
18ClayClay CountyGreen Cove SpringsFlorida
19OkaloosaOkaloosa CountyFort Walton BeachFlorida
20LeonLeon CountyTallahasseeFlorida
21Santa RosaSanta Rosa CountyMiltonFlorida
22ManateeManatee CountyBradentonFlorida
23St. LucieSt. Lucie CountyFort PierceFlorida
24NassauNassau CountyFernandina BeachFlorida
25AlachuaAlachua CountyGainesvilleFlorida

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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