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Rankings are determined by things like college readiness, breadth of the curriculum, proficiency in math and reading, and graduate rate. Over 20,000 schools were considered nationally. Here in the Tampa area, schools from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Lutz, Lithia, Seminole, Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor made the top 10. [Source: US News and World Report]

#1: Plant High School in Tampa
With a 96% graduation rate and student to teacher ratio of 22 to 1, Plant High ranked 38th overall in Florida and #615 in the national ranking.

Here are the rest of the top 10 local schools that made the prestigious list:

2. Steinbrenner High School in Lutz
3. Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School in Tampa
4. Newsome High School in Lithia
5. Sickles High School in Tampa
6. Palm Harbor University High in Palm Harbor
7. St. Petersburg Collegiate High School in St. Pete
8. Osceola Fundamental High in Seminole
9. Robinson High School in Tampa
10. East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs

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