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
#11
75 WEST 205TH ST
BRONX, NY 10468

23:1
Larger than National Avg

3,017 Students

131 Teachers

93.4
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

92% Passed (AP®)

#12
5501 NORTH KEDZIE AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60625

16:1
Near National Avg

1,088 Students

66 Teachers

93.4
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

93% Passed (AP®)

#13
350 GRAND ST
NEW YORK, NY 10002

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

339 Students

28 Teachers

93.1
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

92% Passed (AP®)

#15
700 BROADWAY
NASHVILLE, TN 37203

20:1
Larger than National Avg

918 Students

47 Teachers

92.9
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

91% Passed (AP®)

#14
3412 36TH AVE
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11106

13:1
Near National Avg

408 Students

32 Teachers

92.9
Above National Avg

95% Tested (IB)

92% Passed (IB)

#16
485 CLAWSON ST
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10306

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,020 Students

48 Teachers

91.2
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

90% Passed (AP®)

#17
2925 GOULDEN AVE
BRONX, NY 10468

15:1
Near National Avg

371 Students

25 Teachers

89.0
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

86% Passed (AP®)

#18
1034 NORTH WELLS ST
CHICAGO, IL 60610

16:1
Near National Avg

895 Students

57 Teachers

88.1
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#19
14911 MELBOURNE AVE
FLUSHING, NY 11367

22:1
Larger than National Avg

1,098 Students

50 Teachers

87.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#20
345 CHAMBERS ST
NEW YORK, NY 10282

21:1
Larger than National Avg

3,288 Students

155 Teachers

86.6
Above National Avg

89% Tested (AP®)

86% 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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