U.S. News: These are the best middle schools in metro Orlando

Metro Orlando is home to several of Florida’s best middle schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s first state-by-state ranking of the nation’s top schools.

The list, released Tuesday, ranks schools at the state and district level. U.S. News said schools were assessed on shares of students who were proficient or above proficient in state mathematics and reading/language arts assessments, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education. Half the formula was based the results themselves;…