Rankings of NCFL STEM high schools in Newsweek

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(WCJB)-- Newsweek magazine announced its ranking of the top 5,000 STEM high schools for 2019 and eight schools in north central Florida made that list.
Eastside High School finished with the highest ranking in the area, joined by Buchholz, Vanguard, PK Yonge, Trinity Catholic, Gainesville High School, Santa Fe High School, and Saint Francis Catholic Academy.

They ranked in the top 8% of schools that offer STEM programs that involve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

“A lot of the new technology we brought in has helped make us where we are and put us to the top of that list,” said Jason Acosta, Saint Francis Catholic Academy’s principal. “We want to keep striving that way and keep moving forward and giving our students opportunities to really move forward into the next generation."

Below are the rankings each school placed:

Eastside High School: 1,322

Buchholz High School: 2,157

Saint Francis Catholic Academy: 2,220

Vanguard High School: 2,881

Gainesville High School: 3,042

Trinity Catholic High School: 3,184

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School: 3,230

Santa Fe High School: 4,263

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America is a nation of entrepreneurs and innovators, and our economic vitality and national security depend on our sustaining that vibrant culture. Science, technology, engineering, mathematics-these are the fields in which our children need to be fluent. The STEM skills that only specialists have today will be expected of virtually everyone in the American workforce tomorrow.