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
#2
1525 AVE B SOUTH
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405

15:1
Near National Avg

610 Students

40 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#1
921 WEST JEFF DAVIS
MONTGOMERY, AL 36108

15:1
Near National Avg

448 Students

30 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#3
95 HIGH ST
LIMESTONE, ME 04750

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

103 Students

11 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#4
10401 SCOTT ST
HOUSTON, TX 77051

16:1
Near National Avg

458 Students

29 Teachers

98.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

98% Passed (AP®)

#5
1020 EAST SQUARE LAKE RD
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI 48304

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,266 Students

62 Teachers

98.1
Above National Avg

98% Tested (IB)

98% Passed (IB)

#6
1149 WEST 13TH ST
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32209

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,623 Students

81 Teachers

98.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#7
4001 NE 2ND AVE
MIAMI, FL 33137

16:1
Near National Avg

494 Students

31 Teachers

97.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#8
325 BUSHWICK AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11206

17:1
Near National Avg

336 Students

20 Teachers

97.0
Above National Avg

97% Tested (IB)

97% Passed (IB)

#9
1150 SW 1 ST
MIAMI, FL 33130

16:1
Near National Avg

360 Students

22 Teachers

95.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

94% Passed (AP®)

#10
3100 SHENANDOAH ST
HOUSTON, TX 77021

15:1
Near National Avg

865 Students

57 Teachers

95.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

94% Passed (AP®)

#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®)

#21
9450 159TH ST
JAMAICA, NY 11451

17:1
Near National Avg

408 Students

24 Teachers

83.7
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#22
1610 NORTH 8TH ST
KANSAS CITY, KS 66101

17:1
Larger than National Avg

864 Students

51 Teachers

83.5
Above National Avg

95% Tested (IB)

80% Passed (IB)

#23
501 SOUTH SAPODILLA AVE
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,311 Students

73 Teachers

83.1
Above National Avg

91% Tested (AP®)

81% Passed (AP®)

#24
29 FT GREENE PLACE
BROOKLYN, NY 11217

23:1
Larger than National Avg

5,141 Students

221 Teachers

82.3
Above National Avg

94% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#25
1192 CLARENDON AVE
AVONDALE ESTATES, GA 30002

13:1
Near National Avg

322 Students

25 Teachers

81.5
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

75% Passed (AP®)

#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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