Dreyfoos School of the Arts, located in downtown West Palm Beach continues to be a powerhouse of artistic talent and academically gifted students – this past year ranking #9 as Best High Schools of Florida, #17 as Best Magnet Schools of America and #68 as Best High Schools of America by the US News & World Report magazine.
• The Class of 2015 graduated 100% of its students and received over $25 million in scholarship offers
• 2013 Dwyer Award Winner – Social Sciences teacher Lea Jefferson
• 2012 Outstanding Biology Teacher in the U.S. – Stephen Anand
• SAT and ACT mean scores are consistently higher than those of the school district, state and nation
• Five National Scholastic Gold Medal Winners
• Dr. Susan Atherley, principal of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, was named Principal of the Year for region 4, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama by the Magnet Schools of America.
• 2013-2015 Art Schools Network exemplary school
• The Dreyfoos School of the Arts newsmagazine, The Muse, was selected as a finalist for the 2013 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown Awards in the High School Newspaper category
• The Dreyfoos Theatre program won four State Critics Choice awards (2013)
• Communications Senior recognized as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts (2011)
• Five Dreyfoos students are Presidential Scholars Finalist. Three are finalist in visual arts and two are finalists for academics. (2013)
• Three Dance Seniors were accepted into the Juilliard School in 2011
• A junior trumpeter was selected for the 2011 Grammy Jazz Band
• Creator, Producer, Writer of Memphis Beat on TNT
• Associate Producer of Bring It On: The Musical (2013 Tony Award nominee for “Best Musical”), Legally Blonde the Musical
• Author of young adult trilogy Bad Girls Don’t Die and Marie Antoinette Serial Killer
• Actor, William and Kate on Lifetime
• Assistant Costume Designer, Broadway’s In the Heights
• Broadway cast members of Wicked, 9 to 5, A Chorus Line, South Pacific, Evita, The Addams Family
• Adler Fellow with the San Francisco Opera and winner of the 2009 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
• Intern, The White House
• 2011 Miss Florida
• Actor, “Coleman Reese” in Batman: The Dark Knight
• Tuba player in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
• Contestants, So You Think You Can Dance - Seasons 6 & 7 and winner of Season 9
• Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company
• Author/Cartoonist of Spaniel Rage and Make Me a Woman
• Vice President, Corporate Derivatives Structuring and Marketing, Goldman Sachs
• Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators
• Named on the Forbes list of “30 under 30” in Finance
• Produced and starred opposite Kristen Bell in The Lifeguard. The film was selected to compete at Sundance in 2013.