Newsweek rankings are out
Another list. Another head-scratcher. Three Tampa Bay high schools are in the Top 100 on the latest best-high-schools-in-the-country list from Newsweek, with Lakewood's Center for Advanced Technologies (a D school) at No. 22, Hillsborough High (a C school) at No. 34 and Plant High (an A school) at No. 70.
Meanwhile, St. Petersburg High, which came in at No. 69 last year, tumbled to No. 302, and King High in Tampa dropped like a rock from No. 39 to No. 207.
- Ron Matus, state education reporter