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Palm Coast Thursday, May 2, 2019 3 months ago

Flagler County’s high schools ranked in top third by national publication

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Matanzas High School came in 4,518 and Flagler Palm Coast High School is 5,055, in the national rankings.

Press release by Jason Wheeler, community information specialist for Flagler County Schools

The latest US News & World Report ranking of US High Schools is out, and both Flagler Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School are in the top third of all public high schools ranked this year.

Matanzas High School came in 4,518 and Flagler Palm Coast High School is 5,055, in the national rankings. In all, more than 23,000 public high schools were evaluated and 17,245 were ranked.

“I think everyone at both schools, to include students, teachers, staff and administrators should be proud of where they stand on a state and national level,” Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager said in the press release. “I also thank our parents and other significant adults who continually challenge our students to seek more advanced and demanding classes. I believe our students are seeing they can both do this work, and succeed at doing it.”

The popular ranking system received an overhaul for this year’s edition, eliminating the traditional “gold, silver and bronze” designations. More schools were evaluated and the methodology used was revamped. For that reason, the publication warns against comparing the 2019 rankings with previous years. If you’d like additional details, see this for an explanation.

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