National Rankings Best High Schools

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. Read the full methodology.

National Rank School Students / Teachers College Readiness
#1
1201 EAST EIGHTH ST
DALLAS, TX 75203
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

240 Students

14 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#2
11440 NORTH 136TH ST
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85259
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

701 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#3
970 MCELVANEY LN
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30044
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

696 Students

40 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#4
6560 BRADDOCK RD
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22312
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

1,854 Students

108 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#5
3825 EAST 2ND ST
TUCSON, AZ 85716
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

699 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#6
1 PYTHON PATH
OSPREY, FL 34229
G Gold Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

2,196 Students

121 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#7
421 NORTH ARCADIA BLVD
TUCSON, AZ 85711
G Gold Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

893 Students

42 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#8
1201 EAST EIGHTH ST
DALLAS, TX 75203
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

388 Students

23 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#9
1020 EAST SQUARE LAKE RD
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI 48304
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

1,336 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (IB)

100% Passed (IB)

#10
5172 ORANGE AVE
CYPRESS, CA 90630
G Gold Medal

29:1
Larger than National Avg

1,142 Students

39 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#11
4000 KOZLOSKI RD
FREEHOLD, NJ 07728
G Gold Medal

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

314 Students

26 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (IB)

100% Passed (IB)

#12
1149 WEST 13TH ST
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32209
G Gold Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,595 Students

81 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#13
11133 NE 65TH ST
KIRKLAND, WA 98033
G Gold Medal

23:1
Larger than National Avg

380 Students

16 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#14
95 HIGH ST
LIMESTONE, ME 04750
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

108 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#15
15 VERNON ST
HARTFORD, CT 06106
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

390 Students

27 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#16
5109A WEST ENTERPRISE ST
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

618 Students

41 Teachers

99.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

99% Passed (AP®)

#17
445 128TH AVE SE
BELLEVUE, WA 98005
G Gold Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

547 Students

28 Teachers

98.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

99% Passed (AP®)

#18
921 WEST JEFF DAVIS
MONTGOMERY, AL 36108
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

456 Students

31 Teachers

98.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

98% Passed (AP®)

#19
4001 NE 2ND AVE
MIAMI, FL 33137
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

480 Students

32 Teachers

98.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#20
BCC NEWMAN SPRINGS RD
LINCROFT, NJ 07738
G Gold Medal

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

283 Students

26 Teachers

97.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#21
610 MAIN ST
EVANSVILLE, IN 47708
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

336 Students

23 Teachers

97.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#22
16800 SHOEMAKER AVE
CERRITOS, CA 90703
G Gold Medal

26:1
Larger than National Avg

1,021 Students

39 Teachers

97.5
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#23
10401 SCOTT ST
HOUSTON, TX 77051
G Gold Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

523 Students

29 Teachers

97.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

96% Passed (AP®)

#24
2480 SW EIGHTH ST
MIAMI, FL 33135
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

347 Students

22 Teachers

97.2
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

96% Passed (AP®)

#25
255 SWIFT ST
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060
G Gold Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

510 Students

28 Teachers

97.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

96% Passed (AP®)

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High School Rankings By State

About The Awards

Gold — Top 500 schools based on highest college readiness

Silver — High-performing schools with lower college readiness

Bronze — High-performing schools based on state exam performance, listed alphabetically

Award Distribution

Name Award Distribution
Gold 3
Silver 9
Bronze 15
Non-medaled 73

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