Seminole County schools named second best in state

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Seminole County Public Schools has been named the second best school district in Florida thanks in part to its diversity, academics and college readiness.

Niche.com, a site designed to analyze and rank schools and neighborhoods, recently released its rankings for all 67 school districts in the state. Seminole County was bested only by St. Johns County School District in the St. Augustine area.

Each district was given a grade in 10 distinct categories as well as an overall ranking. Seminole County earned an A in academics; A+ in diversity; B in teachers; A in college readiness; C+ in clubs and activities; B+ in health and safety; A- in administration; C in sports; C+ in food; and B- in resources and facilities.

Some of the best-ranked schools in that district include Heathrow Elementary School, Sabal Point Elementary School, Jackson Heights Middle School and Lake Mary High School.

Other Central Florida districts were also included in the ranking. Brevard Public Schools was ranked fifth; Orange County Public Schools came in at No. 28; Osceola County School District and Volusia County Schools were ranked No. 38 and No. 39, respectively; and Lake County Schools came in at No. 44.

To see the full rankings along with breakdowns for each individual district, visit Niche.com.

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