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
#214
433 WEST 135TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10031

24:1
Larger than National Avg

1,279 Students

54 Teachers

26.4
Near National Avg

42% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#251
115 NORTH AVE 53
HIGHLAND PARK, CA 90042

18:1
Larger than National Avg

449 Students

25 Teachers

20.5
Near National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

7% Passed (AP®)

#6
5109A WEST ENTERPRISE ST
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405

15:1
Near National Avg

618 Students

41 Teachers

99.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

99% Passed (AP®)

#154
1122 CATHARINE ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147

23:1
Larger than National Avg

642 Students

28 Teachers

35.6
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#244
36 41 28TH ST
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11106

13:1
Near National Avg

420 Students

32 Teachers

21.3
Near National Avg

31% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#76
1700 MACOMBS RD
BRONX, NY 10453

14:1
Near National Avg

336 Students

24 Teachers

52.0
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

51% Passed (AP®)

#165
5715 SOUTH 1300 EAST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84121

23:1
Larger than National Avg

486 Students

21 Teachers

34.3
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#5
15 VERNON ST
HARTFORD, CT 06106

14:1
Near National Avg

390 Students

27 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#119
28 01 41ST AVE
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101

20:1
Larger than National Avg

704 Students

35 Teachers

40.7
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#114
30 20 THOMSON AVE
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101

19:1
Larger than National Avg

420 Students

22 Teachers

41.9
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

33% 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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