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
#126
160 20 GOETHALS AVE
JAMAICA, NY 11432

24:1
Larger than National Avg

783 Students

33 Teachers

40.1
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#127
15255 SW 96 ST
MIAMI, FL 33196

23:1
Larger than National Avg

3,024 Students

133 Teachers

40.0
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#128
1363 FULTON AVE
BRONX, NY 10456

16:1
Near National Avg

444 Students

27 Teachers

39.8
Above National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#129
1410 NE 215 ST
MIAMI, FL 33179

23:1
Larger than National Avg

2,794 Students

120 Teachers

39.6
Above National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

37% Passed (AP®)

#130
57 00 223RD ST
BAYSIDE, NY 11361

23:1
Larger than National Avg

3,912 Students

168 Teachers

38.5
Above National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#131
6410 ORIENT RD
TAMPA, FL 33610

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,988 Students

108 Teachers

38.5
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#132
1800 SW 5TH PLACE
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33312

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,756 Students

82 Teachers

38.2
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#133
58 20 UTOPIA PKY
FRESH MEADOWS, NY 11365

23:1
Larger than National Avg

4,154 Students

184 Teachers

38.0
Above National Avg

48% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#134
1186 CARROLL ST
BROOKLYN, NY 11225

24:1
Larger than National Avg

1,101 Students

46 Teachers

37.9
Above National Avg

88% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#135
4650 BENEVA RD
SARASOTA, FL 34233

22:1
Larger than National Avg

549 Students

25 Teachers

37.5
Above National Avg

82% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#137
2780 RESERVOIR AVE
BRONX, NY 10468

18:1
Larger than National Avg

524 Students

29 Teachers

37.2
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#136
2552 NORTH MAPLE RD
ANN ARBOR, MI 48103

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,522 Students

85 Teachers

37.2
Above National Avg

44% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#138
500 NORTH BRADFORD AVE
PLACENTIA, CA 92870

26:1
Larger than National Avg

2,556 Students

97 Teachers

37.1
Above National Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#140
1551 BLUE HILLS AVE
BLOOMFIELD, CT 06002

13:1
Near National Avg

719 Students

55 Teachers

37.0
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#139
1200 PENNSYLVANIA AVE
HAGERSTOWN, MD 21742

17:1
Near National Avg

1,265 Students

75 Teachers

37.0
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#141
401 REED LN
LEXINGTON, KY 40503

16:1
Near National Avg

1,935 Students

118 Teachers

36.6
Above National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#142
235 EAST EIGHTH ST
LONG BEACH, CA 90813

26:1
Larger than National Avg

487 Students

19 Teachers

36.5
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#143
2000 NORTH SANTA FE AVE
VISTA, CA 92083

25:1
Larger than National Avg

1,171 Students

48 Teachers

36.4
Above National Avg

39% Tested (IB)

36% Passed (IB)

#144
99 TERRACE VIEW AVE
BRONX, NY 10463

14:1
Near National Avg

455 Students

33 Teachers

36.4
Above National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#145
2839 BEDFORD AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11210

23:1
Larger than National Avg

3,854 Students

168 Teachers

36.3
Above National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#146
1 RAM WAY
SARASOTA, FL 34231

20:1
Larger than National Avg

2,640 Students

129 Teachers

36.3
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#148
1600 NE 4TH AVE
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33305

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,815 Students

86 Teachers

36.2
Above National Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#147
2100 FONTAINE RD
LEXINGTON, KY 40502

18:1
Larger than National Avg

2,212 Students

123 Teachers

36.2
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

#149
7651 WELLINGTON WAY
SAN DIEGO, CA 92111

21:1
Larger than National Avg

423 Students

20 Teachers

36.1
Above National Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#150
4747 NEW YORK AVE
LA CRESCENTA, CA 91214

24:1
Larger than National Avg

1,130 Students

48 Teachers

36.0
Above National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

29% 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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