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
345 CHAMBERS ST
NEW YORK, NY 10282

22:1
Larger than National Avg

3,297 Students

153 Teachers

83.0
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

83% Passed (AP®)

#27
1150 SW 1 ST
MIAMI, FL 33130

16:1
Near National Avg

368 Students

23 Teachers

83.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

77% Passed (AP®)

#28
1717 AVE SOUTH
RIVIERA BEACH, FL 33404

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,510 Students

82 Teachers

82.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

77% Passed (AP®)

#29
615 12TH ST
AUGUSTA, GA 30901

17:1
Near National Avg

760 Students

46 Teachers

82.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

76% Passed (AP®)

#30
613 17TH AVE NORTH
NASHVILLE, TN 37203

23:1
Larger than National Avg

1,175 Students

52 Teachers

81.6
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#31
186 EAST NORTH ST
BUFFALO, NY 14204

13:1
Near National Avg

881 Students

65 Teachers

81.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

75% Passed (AP®)

#32
1718 R B CULLUM BLVD
DALLAS, TX 75210

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

193 Students

17 Teachers

81.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

75% Passed (AP®)

#33
1192 CLARENDON AVE
AVONDALE ESTATES, GA 30002

14:1
Near National Avg

321 Students

24 Teachers

81.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

75% Passed (AP®)

#34
3979 RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY
KEY BISCAYNE, FL 33149

15:1
Near National Avg

551 Students

36 Teachers

80.4
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

75% Passed (AP®)

#35
17501 WILLARD RD
POOLESVILLE, MD 20837

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,194 Students

61 Teachers

80.3
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#36
3239 NORMAN EAST THAGARD BLVD
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32254

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,479 Students

74 Teachers

79.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

73% Passed (AP®)

#37
1405 PARK BLVD
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101

24:1
Larger than National Avg

642 Students

26 Teachers

79.2
Above National Avg

84% Tested (IB)

78% Passed (IB)

#38
606 SOUTH STATE ST
CHICAGO, IL 60605

17:1
Near National Avg

871 Students

52 Teachers

77.2
Above National Avg

88% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#39
128 TOWNSHIP
HENDERSONVILLE, TN 37075

15:1
Near National Avg

662 Students

43 Teachers

77.0
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

76% Passed (AP®)

#40
411 EAST 76TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10021

17:1
Near National Avg

506 Students

30 Teachers

76.7
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#41
1000 EAST VICTORIA ST BLDG.
CARSON, CA 90747

30:1
Larger than National Avg

659 Students

22 Teachers

75.7
Above National Avg

91% Tested (AP®)

70% Passed (AP®)

#42
150 ROCKLAND AVE
YONKERS, NY 10705

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,170 Students

60 Teachers

75.2
Above National Avg

81% Tested (IB)

73% Passed (IB)

#43
211 SOUTH LAFLIN ST
CHICAGO, IL 60607

20:1
Larger than National Avg

2,164 Students

110 Teachers

73.0
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

69% Passed (AP®)

#44
4015 MCPHERSON AVE
ST LOUIS, MO 63108

13:1
Near National Avg

324 Students

24 Teachers

72.8
Above National Avg

83% Tested (IB)

70% Passed (IB)

#45
2130 G ST NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20037

15:1
Near National Avg

536 Students

36 Teachers

72.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

63% Passed (AP®)

#46
4001 STANFORD
HOUSTON, TX 77006

18:1
Near National Avg

687 Students

39 Teachers

71.3
Above National Avg

94% Tested (AP®)

64% Passed (AP®)

#47
10101 SW 152ND ST
MIAMI, FL 33157

24:1
Larger than National Avg

3,166 Students

133 Teachers

71.3
Above National Avg

90% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#48
34 12 36TH AVE
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11106

14:1
Near National Avg

440 Students

31 Teachers

70.7
Above National Avg

76% Tested (IB)

69% Passed (IB)

#49
25 NE 2ND ST
MIAMI, FL 33132

15:1
Near National Avg

477 Students

31 Teachers

70.0
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#50
3434 SOUTH R L THORNTON
DALLAS, TX 75224

16:1
Near National Avg

895 Students

58 Teachers

70.0
Above National Avg

90% Tested (AP®)

64% 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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