Lake Mary High School and Lyman High School in Longwood were ranked as some of  "America's Most Challenging" schools by

The Washington Post for 2013.  The rating was based on the ratio of the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests

given at a school each year, divided by the number of graduating seniors.  Lake Mary is the highest ranking school in Seminole County FL.