This post was published on 09/27/2021.
Land O’ Lakes, FL – (September 27, 2021) – Three Pasco County high schools have been named winners of the College Success Award, which recognizes high schools for college preparation and enrollment, as well as postsecondary success.
The schools are Land O’Lakes High, J. W. Mitchell High, and Wiregrass Ranch High. In winning the award they join 1,838 high schools in 25 states that met the standards to earn the Great Schools College Success Award. GreatSchools.org is a non-profit that provides a wealth of school information to parents and families to help them make informed decisions to guide their students’ futures.
The College Success Award recognizes public high schools that successfully prepare students to enroll and succeed in college. Award-winners are determined by a methodology that evaluates school-level data on college preparation, college enrollment, and college performance. In addition to a review of overall student college readiness and test scores, the schools are rated on their record of success with students broken down by demographics, race and ethnicity, socio-economic status, and disability status.
“Congratulations to the high schools that earned this honor,’’ said Kurt Browning, Pasco County Superintendent of Schools. “This truly reinforces the district’s vision of students achieving success in college, career, and life.”
A full list of all the Florida award winners, as well as details on how the schools earned the recognition, is available at the Great Schools College Success Awards website.