St. Petersburg Collegiate High School (SPCHS) has been ranked the second best high school in the state of Florida and #55 in the nation by Newsweek. In addition, Newsweek has named SPCHS a 2016 “Beating the Odds” school, ranked #53 in the nation for helping students of poverty excel.
According to Newsweek’s website, the rankings are based on student performance on state assessments and on several college readiness indicators:
• Counselor/ student ratio
• College acceptance and enrollment
• SAT and ACT participation and performance
• AP IB, and AICE participation and performance
• Dual enrollments
“I am immensely proud of our staff, students, and parents on receiving this honor,” stated Starla Metz, principal of St. Petersburg Collegiate High School. “This award is a result of our students’ hard work, parent support, and the excellent instruction and support students receive from the staff and faculty of SPCHS and SPC.”
To view the list of Newsweek’s America’s Top High Schools 2016 and the Schools Beating the Odds list at http://www.newsweek.com/high-schools/americas-top-high-schools-2016. Read more about St. Petersburg Collegiate High School’s ranking at http://patch.com/florida/stpete/newsweek-names-st-pete-school-among-country-s-best.