We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 93 Alabama schools made our rankings.View Rankings
Alabama high school students must earn at least 24 credits in various subjects to graduate, including one credit in career preparedness, which covers career and academic planning, computer applications and financial literacy. Students take end-of-course assessments in English and Algebra, and in the 11th grade, the ACT college entrance exam, according to the Alabama Department of Education.
Among the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools in Alabama, three were awarded gold medals, 12 received silver medals and 78 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.