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
#252
5720 MARSHALL AVE
NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23605

17:1
Near National Avg

456 Students

27 Teachers

20.5
Near National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

8% Passed (AP®)

#83
2501 VEGAS DR
LAS VEGAS, NV 89106

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,086 Students

52 Teachers

48.9
Above National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#19
501 SOUTH SAPODILLA AVE
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,296 Students

72 Teachers

89.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

85% Passed (AP®)

#78
1474 GATES AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11237

19:1
Larger than National Avg

263 Students

14 Teachers

50.7
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#150
4747 NEW YORK AVE
LA CRESCENTA, CA 91214

24:1
Larger than National Avg

1,130 Students

48 Teachers

36.0
Above National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#243
3425 WEST MANCHESTER BLVD
INGLEWOOD, CA 90305

24:1
Larger than National Avg

622 Students

26 Teachers

21.4
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#153
4700 COCONUT CREEK PARKWAY
MARGATE, FL 33063

5:1
Smaller than National Avg

586 Students

107 Teachers

35.7
Above National Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#237
201 JORDANVILLE RD
AYNOR, SC 29511

15:1
Near National Avg

706 Students

46 Teachers

22.3
Near National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

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

18:1
Larger than National Avg

432 Students

24 Teachers

47.1
Above National Avg

64% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#221
32 24 CORP KENNEDY ST
BAYSIDE, NY 11361

23:1
Larger than National Avg

3,320 Students

147 Teachers

25.3
Near National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

21% 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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