August 2019

Florida Atlantic University’s A.D. Henderson University School has been named the No. 2 Best Public Elementary School and the No. 9 Best Public Middle School in America by Niche, the largest website for researching public and private K-12 schools.


The rankings were based off of a variety of factors, including test scores, student-teacher ratio and reviews from students and parents. Henderson received an A+ in the administration, academics, diversity, college prep, food, and health and safety categories.

In addition, Henderson is ranked the No. 2 Best Public Elementary School in Florida and No. 2 Best Public Middle School in Florida. Florida Atlantic University High School was ranked second for Best Public High School in Florida. 

“We are ecstatic to be once again recognized as a top school in Florida and the United States,” said Joel Herbst, Ed.D., assistant dean, PK-12 Schools and Educational Programs at FAU. “The progress recognized by organizations such as this doesn’t occur by happenstance, but by determination and hard work by all faculty, administrators, students, and parents.”

Niche uses reviews, surveys and the most up-to-date data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to compare, score and connect data points to analyze thousands of K-12 schools. For the complete list of the 2019 Best Schools in America rankings, visit www.niche.com/k12/rankings/.


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