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
#185
433 WEST 135TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10031

26:1
Larger than National Avg

1,494 Students

58 Teachers

29.0
Above National Avg

42% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#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®)

#124
1122 CATHARINE ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147

19:1
Larger than National Avg

567 Students

30 Teachers

37.9
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#158
1700 MACOMBS RD
BRONX, NY 10453

15:1
Near National Avg

364 Students

25 Teachers

32.8
Above National Avg

42% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#122
5715 SOUTH 1300 EAST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84121

24:1
Larger than National Avg

479 Students

20 Teachers

38.6
Above National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#90
2801 41ST AVE
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101

19:1
Larger than National Avg

684 Students

37 Teachers

48.3
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

44% Passed (AP®)

#97
3020 THOMSON AVE
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101

19:1
Larger than National Avg

425 Students

23 Teachers

45.4
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#245
5720 MARSHALL AVE
NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23605

19:1
Larger than National Avg

432 Students

23 Teachers

19.8
Near National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

5% 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®)

#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®)

#135
4747 NEW YORK AVE
LA CRESCENTA, CA 91214

N/A
N/A

1,122 Students

N/A Teachers

35.9
Above National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#211
3425 WEST MANCHESTER BLVD
INGLEWOOD, CA 90305

N/A
N/A

601 Students

N/A Teachers

24.4
Above National Avg

34% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#111
4700 COCONUT CREEK PARKWAY
MARGATE, FL 33063

6:1
Smaller than National Avg

591 Students

107 Teachers

41.2
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#91
55 EAST 25TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10010

19:1
Larger than National Avg

438 Students

24 Teachers

47.9
Above National Avg

64% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#140
1105 LEE DR
BATON ROUGE, LA 70808

17:1
Near National Avg

1,273 Students

76 Teachers

34.9
Above National Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

#235
3224 CORP KENNEDY ST
BAYSIDE, NY 11361

26:1
Larger than National Avg

3,628 Students

142 Teachers

21.2
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#154
227243 WEST 61ST ST
NEW YORK, NY 10022

22:1
Larger than National Avg

1,159 Students

53 Teachers

33.0
Above National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#261
1119 BEDFORD AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11217

17:1
Larger than National Avg

363 Students

21 Teachers

18.0
Near National Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

10% Passed (AP®)

#95
800 EUCLID ST NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20001

14:1
Near National Avg

427 Students

30 Teachers

47.2
Above National Avg

82% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#173
7177 CLINTON AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11238

23:1
Larger than National Avg

833 Students

36 Teachers

31.1
Above National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#123
5700 223RD ST
BAYSIDE, NY 11361

24:1
Larger than National Avg

4,063 Students

169 Teachers

38.3
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#196
9300 HOMESTEAD RD
BENZONIA, MI 49616

23:1
Larger than National Avg

514 Students

23 Teachers

26.6
Above National Avg

39% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#217
1101 NORTH 4TH ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123

17:1
Larger than National Avg

546 Students

32 Teachers

23.3
Above National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#146
3201 NORTH ORANGE AVE
SARASOTA, FL 34234

16:1
Near National Avg

1,062 Students

66 Teachers

33.9
Above National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#161
632 SOUTH UNION ST
MONTGOMERY, AL 36104

14:1
Near National Avg

478 Students

34 Teachers

32.5
Above National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

26% 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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