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
#163
227 243 WEST 61ST ST
NEW YORK, NY 10022

22:1
Larger than National Avg

1,162 Students

52 Teachers

34.6
Above National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#172
1119 BEDFORD AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11217

16:1
Near National Avg

367 Students

23 Teachers

33.1
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#89
5100 MAPLE
BELLAIRE, TX 77401

19:1
Larger than National Avg

3,476 Students

184 Teachers

47.2
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

45% Passed (AP®)

#90
800 EUCLID ST NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20001

14:1
Near National Avg

413 Students

28 Teachers

47.2
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#177
71 77 CLINTON AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11238

31:1
Larger than National Avg

893 Students

29 Teachers

32.6
Above National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#130
57 00 223RD ST
BAYSIDE, NY 11361

23:1
Larger than National Avg

3,912 Students

168 Teachers

38.5
Above National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#249
9300 HOMESTEAD RD
BENZONIA, MI 49616

23:1
Larger than National Avg

499 Students

22 Teachers

20.8
Near National Avg

35% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#102
1501 NW 15TH CT
BOCA RATON, FL 33486

18:1
Larger than National Avg

2,983 Students

165 Teachers

44.1
Above National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

39% Passed (AP®)

#264
1101 NORTH 4TH ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123

24:1
Larger than National Avg

552 Students

23 Teachers

19.1
Near National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

9% Passed (AP®)

#87
632 SOUTH UNION ST
MONTGOMERY, AL 36104

15:1
Near National Avg

479 Students

32 Teachers

47.9
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

40% 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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