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
#57
4646 HAMILTON WOLFE
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78229

18:1
Larger than National Avg

827 Students

45 Teachers

65.2
Above National Avg

80% Tested (AP®)

60% 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®)

#100
105 25 HORACE HARDING EXPW
CORONA, NY 11368

21:1
Larger than National Avg

845 Students

39 Teachers

44.5
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#16
350 GRAND ST
NEW YORK, NY 10002

13:1
Near National Avg

352 Students

27 Teachers

91.4
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

89% Passed (AP®)

#173
448 WEST 56TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10019

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,384 Students

68 Teachers

32.9
Above National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#232
345 EAST 15TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10003

25:1
Larger than National Avg

1,763 Students

72 Teachers

23.1
Near National Avg

42% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#92
4701 DICKSON ST
HOUSTON, TX 77007

15:1
Near National Avg

548 Students

36 Teachers

46.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#52
240 CONVENT AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10031

13:1
Near National Avg

406 Students

31 Teachers

68.4
Above National Avg

81% Tested (AP®)

64% Passed (AP®)

#189
901 SOUTH BROAD ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147

19:1
Larger than National Avg

683 Students

36 Teachers

30.5
Above National Avg

48% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#224
100 TRINITY PLACE
NEW YORK, NY 10006

20:1
Larger than National Avg

806 Students

40 Teachers

24.3
Near National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#179
350 67TH ST
BROOKLYN, NY 11220

17:1
Near National Avg

1,279 Students

76 Teachers

32.0
Above National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#210
140 LEGION AVE
NEW HAVEN, CT 06519

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

703 Students

57 Teachers

27.0
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#215
555 CLAIRE AVE
CHULA VISTA, CA 91910

27:1
Larger than National Avg

2,106 Students

77 Teachers

26.4
Near National Avg

34% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#233
600 KINGSTON AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11203

19:1
Larger than National Avg

417 Students

23 Teachers

22.9
Near National Avg

73% Tested (AP®)

6% Passed (AP®)

#23
700 BROADWAY
NASHVILLE, TN 37203

21:1
Larger than National Avg

917 Students

44 Teachers

86.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

83% Passed (AP®)

#217
1905 MAIN ST
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92648

28:1
Larger than National Avg

2,811 Students

99 Teachers

26.3
Near National Avg

32% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#260
3500 AGUALINDA BLVD
CAPE CORAL, FL 33914

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,740 Students

84 Teachers

19.6
Near National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#54
1787 NORTH RESEARCH PARKWAY
NORTH LOGAN, UT 84341

22:1
Larger than National Avg

163 Students

8 Teachers

67.5
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

67% Passed (AP®)

#71
1400 JACKSON KELLER RD
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78213

20:1
Larger than National Avg

472 Students

24 Teachers

55.6
Above National Avg

95% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#32
1718 R B CULLUM BLVD
DALLAS, TX 75210

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

193 Students

17 Teachers

81.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

75% Passed (AP®)

#74
41800 BLACOW RD
FREMONT, CA 94538

24:1
Larger than National Avg

2,086 Students

88 Teachers

54.0
Above National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#245
3787 BEDFORD AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11229

22:1
Larger than National Avg

3,063 Students

141 Teachers

21.1
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#69
5035 SIDEBURN RD
FAIRFAX, VA 22032

15:1
Near National Avg

3,903 Students

252 Teachers

57.1
Above National Avg

64% Tested (IB)

55% Passed (IB)

#231
7611 MARBACH RD
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78227

16:1
Near National Avg

2,945 Students

182 Teachers

23.2
Near National Avg

48% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#171
15900 SW 56TH ST
MIAMI, FL 33185

22:1
Larger than National Avg

4,245 Students

191 Teachers

33.2
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

27% 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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