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
#51
120 WEST LEE ST
LOUISVILLE, KY 40208

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,885 Students

103 Teachers

63.6
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

62% Passed (AP®)

#52
400 NORTH DUKE ST
DURHAM, NC 27701

15:1
Near National Avg

1,412 Students

94 Teachers

62.5
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

60% Passed (AP®)

#53
9200 BURKE LAKE RD
BURKE, VA 22015

20:1
Larger than National Avg

3,955 Students

202 Teachers

60.7
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

55% Passed (AP®)

#54
1700 CHEROKEE AVE
COLUMBUS, GA 31906

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,401 Students

75 Teachers

60.6
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

56% Passed (AP®)

#55
1200 NORTH CORNWELL ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90033

N/A
N/A

1,854 Students

N/A Teachers

60.6
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

56% Passed (AP®)

#56
2200 EAST DOROTHY LN
FULLERTON, CA 92831

N/A
N/A

2,565 Students

N/A Teachers

59.9
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

59% Passed (AP®)

#57
1400 JACKSON KELLER RD
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78213

18:1
Larger than National Avg

461 Students

26 Teachers

59.3
Above National Avg

87% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#58
525 WEST 50TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10019

16:1
Near National Avg

539 Students

34 Teachers

59.2
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

59% Passed (AP®)

#59
4001 STANFORD
HOUSTON, TX 77006

15:1
Near National Avg

655 Students

44 Teachers

58.9
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#60
600 NE 13TH AVE
POMPANO BEACH, FL 33060

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,267 Students

60 Teachers

58.4
Above National Avg

81% Tested (AP®)

51% Passed (AP®)

#61
574 WEST 6TH AVE
DENVER, CO 80204

26:1
Larger than National Avg

643 Students

25 Teachers

58.3
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#62
938 YORK RD
TOWSON, MD 21204

13:1
Near National Avg

752 Students

57 Teachers

57.7
Above National Avg

64% Tested (AP®)

56% Passed (AP®)

#63
51 UNIVERSITY BLVD EAST
SILVER SPRING, MD 20901

18:1
Larger than National Avg

2,827 Students

161 Teachers

57.5
Above National Avg

64% Tested (AP®)

55% Passed (AP®)

#64
1400 FULLER AVE NE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49505

29:1
Larger than National Avg

714 Students

24 Teachers

57.0
Above National Avg

73% Tested (AP®)

52% Passed (AP®)

#65
240 CONVENT AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10031

13:1
Near National Avg

407 Students

32 Teachers

56.8
Above National Avg

76% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#66
100 AMSTERDAM AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10023

20:1
Larger than National Avg

2,545 Students

129 Teachers

56.7
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

52% Passed (AP®)

#67
4801 TWIN HICKORY RD
GLEN ALLEN, VA 23059

26:1
Larger than National Avg

1,887 Students

72 Teachers

56.2
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#68
2130 G ST NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20037

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

456 Students

39 Teachers

56.2
Above National Avg

95% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#69
69 CEDAR AVE
TOWSON, MD 21286

16:1
Near National Avg

1,395 Students

89 Teachers

56.1
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

54% Passed (AP®)

#70
1100 MACE AVE
BALTIMORE, MD 21221

16:1
Near National Avg

1,272 Students

78 Teachers

55.8
Above National Avg

66% Tested (AP®)

52% Passed (AP®)

#71
333 WEST 17TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10011

17:1
Near National Avg

524 Students

31 Teachers

55.6
Above National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

52% Passed (AP®)

#72
5035 SIDEBURN RD
FAIRFAX, VA 22032

19:1
Larger than National Avg

3,938 Students

208 Teachers

55.1
Above National Avg

61% Tested (IB)

53% Passed (IB)

#73
501 WEST 165TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10032

18:1
Larger than National Avg

477 Students

27 Teachers

54.1
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

51% Passed (AP®)

#74
2501 VEGAS DR
LAS VEGAS, NV 89106

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,059 Students

56 Teachers

53.8
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

51% Passed (AP®)

#75
3688 CHAMBLEE DUNWOODY RD
CHAMBLEE, GA 30341

15:1
Near National Avg

1,518 Students

98 Teachers

53.3
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

48% 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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