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Best High Schools

#1

School for the Talented and Gifted

Dallas, TX

#2

BASIS Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ

#3

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology

Lawrenceville, GA

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Special Features

U.S. News ranks America’s best charter high schools.
Best Charter Schools

Charter schools are public schools that operate under charters, tend to have limited enrollment and usually accept students through an application process. These are the best charter schools in the nation, as calculated by U.S. News.

U.S. News ranks America’s best magnet high schools.
Best Magnet Schools

Magnet schools are public schools that attract the most talented students in a region via an application process, often involving test scores and grade-point averages. U.S. News brings you its list of the nation's best magnet schools.

U.S. News ranks America’s best STEM high schools.
Best STEM Schools

U.S. News looked at the top 500 public high schools – those that earned a gold medal in our Best High Schools rankings – to identify the best in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

School administrators, get a badge for your nationally ranked high school.
School Administrators: Download and Display Your Badge

If your high school is nationally ranked, display a "U.S. News ranked" badge on your school's website. The Best High Schools badges are free downloads. For other uses, contact Wright's Media at usnews@wrightsmedia.com or 877-652-5295.