We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 90 Alabama schools made our rankings.View Rankings
Students in Alabama take the Alabama High School Graduation Exam, which consists entirely of multiple-choice questions. In the classroom, Alabama high school students must demonstrate specific skills in English, such as citing sources and analyzing plays, and take certain math classes, such as precalculus, according to the Alabama Department of Education.
Among the 2013 U.S. News Best High Schools in Alabama, two were awarded gold medals, 16 received silver medals and 72 were considered bronze medal schools. One of the gold medal schools, Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School, is located about 90 miles south of Birmingham in the state capital of Montgomery, within the Montgomery County School District.