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.
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 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.
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