Magnet Schools Best High Schools

Magnet schools are public high schools that attract the most talented students in a region using an application process that typically involves test scores and grade point averages. The following are the nation's best magnet schools, as calculated by U.S. News. Read the full methodology.

Magnet Rank School Students / Teachers College Readiness
#26
1699 SPRING GARDEN ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19130

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,181 Students

64 Teachers

81.4
Above National Avg

94% Tested (AP®)

77% Passed (AP®)

#27
150 ROCKLAND AVE
YONKERS, NY 10705

22:1
Larger than National Avg

1,124 Students

52 Teachers

80.9
Above National Avg

86% Tested (IB)

79% Passed (IB)

#28
41717 PALM AVE
FREMONT, CA 94539

N/A
N/A

2,198 Students

N/A Teachers

80.8
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#29
615 12TH ST
AUGUSTA, GA 30901

16:1
Near National Avg

722 Students

46 Teachers

80.2
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#30
606 SOUTH STATE ST
CHICAGO, IL 60605

16:1
Near National Avg

848 Students

53 Teachers

78.4
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#31
600 WEST 28TH ST
RIVIERA BEACH, FL 33404

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,445 Students

80 Teachers

78.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

71% Passed (AP®)

#32
3239 NORMAN EAST THAGARD BLVD
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32254

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,562 Students

76 Teachers

77.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

71% Passed (AP®)

#33
1000 EAST VICTORIA ST
CARSON, CA 90747

N/A
N/A

644 Students

N/A Teachers

77.0
Above National Avg

88% Tested (AP®)

73% Passed (AP®)

#34
3979 RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY
KEY BISCAYNE, FL 33149

14:1
Near National Avg

550 Students

38 Teachers

76.1
Above National Avg

89% Tested (AP®)

72% Passed (AP®)

#35
17501 WILLARD RD
POOLESVILLE, MD 20837

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,170 Students

61 Teachers

75.6
Above National Avg

80% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#36
250 RICHARD MONTGOMERY DR
ROCKVILLE, MD 20852

18:1
Larger than National Avg

2,044 Students

114 Teachers

74.6
Above National Avg

82% Tested (AP®)

72% Passed (AP®)

#37
613 17TH AVE NORTH
NASHVILLE, TN 37203

23:1
Larger than National Avg

1,162 Students

50 Teachers

73.0
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

67% Passed (AP®)

#38
2445 SAN DIEGO RD
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32207

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,168 Students

60 Teachers

72.4
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#39
186 EAST NORTH ST
BUFFALO, NY 14204

13:1
Near National Avg

887 Students

66 Teachers

70.8
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

62% Passed (AP®)

#40
211 SOUTH LAFLIN ST
CHICAGO, IL 60607

19:1
Larger than National Avg

2,177 Students

115 Teachers

70.0
Above National Avg

82% Tested (AP®)

66% Passed (AP®)

#41
128 TOWNSHIP DR
HENDERSONVILLE, TN 37075

15:1
Near National Avg

649 Students

44 Teachers

69.8
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

68% Passed (AP®)

#42
411 EAST 76TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10021

17:1
Near National Avg

499 Students

30 Teachers

69.7
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#43
4015 MCPHERSON AVE
ST LOUIS, MO 63108

14:1
Near National Avg

291 Students

21 Teachers

69.0
Above National Avg

87% Tested (IB)

63% Passed (IB)

#44
10101 SW 152ND ST
MIAMI, FL 33157

23:1
Larger than National Avg

3,090 Students

133 Teachers

68.9
Above National Avg

89% Tested (AP®)

62% Passed (AP®)

#45
1416 METAIRIE RD
METAIRIE, LA 70005

17:1
Larger than National Avg

711 Students

41 Teachers

68.2
Above National Avg

82% Tested (AP®)

64% Passed (AP®)

#46
500 WASHINGTON AVE
SAVANNAH, GA 31405

14:1
Near National Avg

753 Students

55 Teachers

67.6
Above National Avg

80% Tested (AP®)

63% Passed (AP®)

#47
4646 HAMILTON WOLFE
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78229

17:1
Larger than National Avg

831 Students

48 Teachers

66.4
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

63% Passed (AP®)

#48
25 NE 2ND ST
MIAMI, FL 33132

16:1
Near National Avg

484 Students

31 Teachers

66.1
Above National Avg

76% Tested (AP®)

63% Passed (AP®)

#49
1830 SHORE BLVD
BROOKLYN, NY 11235

24:1
Larger than National Avg

1,029 Students

43 Teachers

64.3
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

61% Passed (AP®)

#50
111 COLUMBIA ST
NEW YORK, NY 10002

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,583 Students

90 Teachers

63.9
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

57% 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 2
Silver 7
Bronze 13
Non-medaled 78

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