Top 100 Best High Schools 2013 – Pine View School – Newsweek – 17/100

Top 100 Best High Schools 2013 – Pine View School – Newsweek – 17/100

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Pine View School for the Gifted is a public, college-preparatory, coeducational school located in Osprey, Florida. The school is the only full-time program in Florida for intellectually gifted students in the elementary through high school level.[1] The mission of Pine View School is to provide a qualitatively different learning environment that nurtures a passion for intellectual curiosity; encourages risk taking, and independence; and is committed to a tradition of academic excellence and social responsibility. There are currently around 2,210 students at Pine View.[2] Pine View serves students in second through twelfth grades.

Academic Recognition

Nation Rankings

During the 2003–04 school year, Pine View School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education,[9] the highest award an American school can receive.[10][11]

In 2013, Pine View was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the sixth best public high school in the nation. The previous year, Newsweek ranked Pine View the 15th best public high school in the nation.[12] Out of public and private schools, Pine View was rated the 6th best high school in the nation in 2007, 11th in 2008, 14th in 2009, 30th in 2012, and 6th in 2013 by U.S. News.[13] Due to its average SAT score of 1335 for 2005, the school was listed among Newsweek magazine’s 21 Public Elite American high schools.[14] It was the only Public Elite school in Florida.[15] Pine View’s U.S. News 2012 national ranking was called into question when it seemed the ranking was significantly deflated when U.S. News calculated Pine View’s 8th grade students as high school students who did not participate in Advanced Placement courses (a significant factor in its methodology) and incorrectly factored Pine View’s AP pass rate.[16][17]

State Rankings

In 2012, the Florida Department of Education ranked Pine View as the best Florida school that combined high school students with other grade levels.[18] The ranking was produced by crunching state and national test data. In the same year, Pine View was ranked by Newsweek as the 4th best high school in Florida.[19] U.S. News ranked Pine View the best high school in Florida, based on its 2013 national ranking.[20] In 2009, Pine View was rated America’s Best High School for Florida by Business Week.[21]


City: Osprey
State: FL
School Classification: S
GRAD RATE(%): 100
AVG SAT: 1991
AVG ACT: 29.1