P.K. Yonge receives top regional ranking

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School
P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School.
Courtesy UF

The U.S. News & World Report ranked UF P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School as the top high school in North Central Florida in its 2023-24 Best U.S. High School Rankings.

According to the report, P.K. Yonge was also 38th out of 1,130 Florida high schools and 573rd nationally, or at the 97th percentile of 17,680 high schools in the U.S. 

The U.S. News & World Report ranks high schools using a methodology that includes state assessment proficiency, underserved student performance, state assessment performance, college curriculum breadth, college readiness and graduation rate.  

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“P.K. Yonge’s exceptional ranking is an affirmation of the hard work, commitment, and focus of our students, faculty and staff,” said Dr. Brian K. Marchman, P.K. Yonge director and superintendent, in the press release. “We are proud of the collective efforts of our school community in preparing our students for success in both college and career.” 

According to the release, P.K. Yonge graduates have more opportunity and options for postsecondary education as the College Readiness Index nearly doubled from the prior rankings.

“Our students continue to rise to the high expectations we set for them,” added Dr. Carrie Geiger, P.K. Yonge secondary principal, in the press release. “I am grateful for the dedication of our faculty, staff, and administrators who consistently seek ways to improve outcomes for all learners.”

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