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
#186
145 STANTON ST 4TH FL
NEW YORK, NY 10002

17:1
Near National Avg

560 Students

33 Teachers

31.3
Above National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#86
865 SOUTH RONALD REAGAN BLVD
LONGWOOD, FL 32750

19:1
Larger than National Avg

2,261 Students

122 Teachers

48.2
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#220
2923 MACARTHUR VIEW
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78217

16:1
Near National Avg

2,647 Students

161 Teachers

25.8
Near National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#219
179 ALLEN
JACKSON, TN 38301

14:1
Near National Avg

471 Students

33 Teachers

26.2
Near National Avg

33% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#4
95 HIGH ST
LIMESTONE, ME 04750

N/A
N/A

108 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#21
525 WEST 50TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10019

16:1
Near National Avg

541 Students

34 Teachers

87.5
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

86% Passed (AP®)

#157
260 PLEASANT AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10029

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,645 Students

78 Teachers

35.5
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#205
43 WEST 22ND ST
NEW YORK, NY 10010

17:1
Near National Avg

429 Students

26 Teachers

27.8
Above National Avg

32% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#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®)

#30
613 17TH AVE NORTH
NASHVILLE, TN 37203

23:1
Larger than National Avg

1,175 Students

52 Teachers

81.6
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#34
3979 RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY
KEY BISCAYNE, FL 33149

15:1
Near National Avg

551 Students

36 Teachers

80.4
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

75% Passed (AP®)

#105
456 SOUTH MATHEWS ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90033

21:1
Larger than National Avg

376 Students

18 Teachers

43.0
Above National Avg

83% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#107
322 SHIRLEY AVE
NORFOLK, VA 23517

14:1
Near National Avg

1,685 Students

118 Teachers

42.3
Above National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#204
405 CHESTNUT ST
DARLINGTON, SC 29532

19:1
Larger than National Avg

356 Students

19 Teachers

27.8
Above National Avg

48% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#242
151 T ST NE
WASHINGTON, DC 20002

14:1
Near National Avg

670 Students

47 Teachers

21.8
Near National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

9% 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®)

#124
10700 FORD ST
MENDOCINO, CA 95460

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

168 Students

14 Teachers

40.3
Above National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

#39
128 TOWNSHIP
HENDERSONVILLE, TN 37075

15:1
Near National Avg

662 Students

43 Teachers

77.0
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

76% Passed (AP®)

#44
4015 MCPHERSON AVE
ST LOUIS, MO 63108

13:1
Near National Avg

324 Students

24 Teachers

72.8
Above National Avg

83% Tested (IB)

70% Passed (IB)

#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®)

#168
8865 SW 16TH ST
MIAMI, FL 33165

22:1
Larger than National Avg

2,911 Students

135 Teachers

33.8
Above National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#175
5780 NW 158TH ST
MIAMI LAKES, FL 33014

22:1
Larger than National Avg

1,487 Students

67 Teachers

32.6
Above National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#246
751 DOVE AVE
MIAMI SPRINGS, FL 33166

24:1
Larger than National Avg

1,916 Students

81 Teachers

21.0
Near National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#12
3100 SHENANDOAH ST
HOUSTON, TX 77021

16:1
Near National Avg

871 Students

55 Teachers

95.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

94% Passed (AP®)

#255
1301 EASTLAWN DR
MIDLAND, MI 48642

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,514 Students

79 Teachers

20.3
Near National Avg

21% Tested (IB)

20% Passed (IB)

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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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