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Seven Tampa Bay K-12 Schools Among Best in the Nation

By Richard Bilbao and Brendan Ward – Tampa Bay Business Journal
The Out-of-Door Academy is in the top tier of K-12 schools nationwide.
Seven Tampa Bay schools rank among the top 400 K-12 private schools in the U.S. — or within the top 1% range of tens of thousands in the nation, according to Pittsburgh based Niche, a platform connecting students and families with colleges and schools.

Niche released its 2021 Best Private K-12 Schools in America list where schools from Tampa, Sarasota and Bradenton were among those that received stellar scores in a group of more than 22,696 schools.

Ranking of the schools included SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, private school ratings and more.

The quality of schools in a region can be critical to a business's ability to recruit good workers who have families to think about when relocating.

Here are the schools that made the list and fall in the 1% range:

Berkley Preparatory School, Tampa
▪ Grade: A+
▪ No. of students: 1,340
▪ Student-to-teacher ratio: 9:1

Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg
▪ Grade: A+
▪ No. of students: 1,019
▪ Student-to-teacher ratio: 10:1

The Out-of-Door Academy, Sarasota
▪ Grade: A+
▪ No. of students: 745
▪ Student-to-teacher ratio: 9:1

Academy of Holy Names, Tampa
▪ Grade: A+
▪ No. of students: 964
▪ Student-to-teacher ratio: 10:1

Academy of the Lakes, Land O' Lakes
▪ Grade: A+
▪ No. of students: 457
▪ Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1

St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Bradenton
▪ Grade: A+
▪ No. of students: 691
▪ Student-to-teacher ratio: 9:1

Carrollwood Day School, Tampa
▪ Grade: A+
▪ No. of students: 1,084
▪ Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1

Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal

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