Published: May 27, 2011 6:10 PM EDT
Updated: May 27, 2011 6:11 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Several local high schools are listed in new national education rankings out this week.

Fort Myers High School in Lee County is in the top 100 schools in The Washington Post's "The High School Challenge" national rankings.  Fort Myers high is Southwest Florida's highest ranking school at #90.

The rankings measure how effectively a school prepares its students for college.  The formula is simple: Divide the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or other college-level tests a school gave in 2010 by the number of graduating seniors. While not a measure of the overall quality of the school, the rating can reveal the level of a high school’s commitment to preparing average students for college.

Collier County's Barron Collier High School is also ranked in the top 1percent of all high schools in America in the rankings.  Barron Collier is #240 out of the more than 28,000 high schools looked at by The Washington Post.

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