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®)

#101
1324 LNY WALKER BLVD
AUGUSTA, GA 30901

15:1
Near National Avg

577 Students

38 Teachers

44.2
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#38
606 SOUTH STATE ST
CHICAGO, IL 60605

17:1
Near National Avg

871 Students

52 Teachers

77.2
Above National Avg

88% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#56
1201 EAST EIGHTH ST
DALLAS, TX 75203

15:1
Near National Avg

391 Students

26 Teachers

66.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

56% Passed (AP®)

#22
1699 SPRING GARDEN ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19130

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,168 Students

58 Teachers

87.4
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#196
7651 WELLINGTON WAY
SAN DIEGO, CA 92111

19:1
Larger than National Avg

457 Students

25 Teachers

29.6
Above National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#149
7651 WELLINGTON WAY
SAN DIEGO, CA 92111

21:1
Larger than National Avg

423 Students

20 Teachers

36.1
Above National Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#213
4445 SOUTH DREXEL BLVD
CHICAGO, IL 60653

15:1
Near National Avg

905 Students

60 Teachers

26.5
Near National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#166
1601 EAST 120TH ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90059

25:1
Larger than National Avg

1,633 Students

66 Teachers

34.3
Above National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#240
500 EAST FORDHAM RD
BRONX, NY 10458

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

322 Students

26 Teachers

22.0
Near National Avg

33% Tested (IB)

18% Passed (IB)

#190
25 HOUSEL AVE
LYNDONVILLE, NY 14098

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

326 Students

31 Teachers

30.4
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#197
801 WEST HIGHLANDER AVE
LA HABRA, CA 90631

28:1
Larger than National Avg

2,256 Students

79 Teachers

29.1
Above National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#141
401 REED LN
LEXINGTON, KY 40503

16:1
Near National Avg

1,935 Students

118 Teachers

36.6
Above National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#188
25401 PASEO DE VALENCIA
LAGUNA HILLS, CA 92653

27:1
Larger than National Avg

1,755 Students

65 Teachers

30.6
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

28% Passed (AP®)

#99
3325 WESTHEIMER RD
HOUSTON, TX 77098

24:1
Larger than National Avg

3,371 Students

139 Teachers

45.0
Above National Avg

53% Tested (IB)

42% Passed (IB)

#123
20325 GATOR LN
LAND O LAKES, FL 34639

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,630 Students

86 Teachers

40.3
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#65
2501 WEST ADDISON ST
CHICAGO, IL 60618

18:1
Larger than National Avg

4,330 Students

235 Teachers

59.1
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

56% Passed (AP®)

#162
315 SOUTH 7TH ST
LAS VEGAS, NV 89101

24:1
Larger than National Avg

1,696 Students

71 Teachers

34.8
Above National Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

#218
3810 WEST EDUCATIONAL PATH
LECANTO, FL 34461

17:1
Near National Avg

1,808 Students

107 Teachers

26.2
Near National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#222
1400 JACKSON KELLER RD
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78213

14:1
Near National Avg

2,381 Students

169 Teachers

25.1
Near National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#62
1830 SHORE BLVD
BROOKLYN, NY 11235

22:1
Larger than National Avg

1,021 Students

46 Teachers

61.5
Above National Avg

73% Tested (AP®)

58% Passed (AP®)

#247
850 SECOND ST
BRENTWOOD, CA 94513

22:1
Larger than National Avg

2,131 Students

96 Teachers

20.8
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#185
2111 WOODLAND
KANSAS CITY, MO 64108

18:1
Larger than National Avg

947 Students

52 Teachers

31.6
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#104
1806 AVE I
FORT PIERCE, FL 34950

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,809 Students

93 Teachers

43.2
Above National Avg

44% Tested (IB)

43% Passed (IB)

#121
4409 PRESTON HWY
LOUISVILLE, KY 40213

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,683 Students

81 Teachers

40.6
Above National Avg

66% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#7
921 WEST JEFF DAVIS
MONTGOMERY, AL 36108

14:1
Near National Avg

456 Students

31 Teachers

98.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

98% Passed (AP®)

#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)

#145
2839 BEDFORD AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11210

23:1
Larger than National Avg

3,854 Students

168 Teachers

36.3
Above National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#120
75 BROAD ST
NEW YORK, NY 10004

16:1
Near National Avg

626 Students

39 Teachers

40.6
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

39% Passed (AP®)

#113
2101 PUMP RD
RICHMOND, VA 23238

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,831 Students

89 Teachers

42.0
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#194
25025 CHRISANTA DR
MISSION VIEJO, CA 92691

29:1
Larger than National Avg

2,551 Students

90 Teachers

30.0
Above National Avg

35% Tested (AP®)

28% Passed (AP®)

#77
51 UNIVERSITY BLVD EAST
SILVER SPRING, MD 20901

18:1
Near National Avg

2,793 Students

158 Teachers

51.9
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#229
1595 BATHGATE AVE
BRONX, NY 10457

18:1
Larger than National Avg

348 Students

19 Teachers

23.6
Near National Avg

33% Tested (IB)

20% Passed (IB)

#159
300 EXPLORER BLVD
HUNTSVILLE, AL 35806

16:1
Near National Avg

310 Students

20 Teachers

35.1
Above National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#51
111 COLUMBIA ST
NEW YORK, NY 10002

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,609 Students

85 Teachers

69.5
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

59% Passed (AP®)

#49
25 NE 2ND ST
MIAMI, FL 33132

15:1
Near National Avg

477 Students

31 Teachers

70.0
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#199
5000 ORANGE GROVE BLVD
NORTH FORT MYERS, FL 33903

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,628 Students

82 Teachers

29.0
Above National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#139
1200 PENNSYLVANIA AVE
HAGERSTOWN, MD 21742

17:1
Near National Avg

1,265 Students

75 Teachers

37.0
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#15
5501 NORTH KEDZIE AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60625

17:1
Near National Avg

1,053 Students

62 Teachers

93.3
Above National Avg

95% Tested (AP®)

93% Passed (AP®)

#191
8200 WEST TROPICAL PARKWAY
LAS VEGAS, NV 89149

22:1
Larger than National Avg

1,953 Students

87 Teachers

30.2
Above National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#262
6501 CHESAPEAKE BLVD
NORFOLK, VA 23513

15:1
Near National Avg

1,840 Students

121 Teachers

19.3
Near National Avg

30% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#156
625 ARTHUR ST
NOVATO, CA 94947

23:1
Larger than National Avg

1,401 Students

62 Teachers

35.5
Above National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#75
333 WEST 17TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10011

19:1
Larger than National Avg

579 Students

31 Teachers

52.3
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#256
1710 CIRBY WAY
ROSEVILLE, CA 95661

23:1
Larger than National Avg

1,608 Students

69 Teachers

20.2
Near National Avg

26% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#238
201 PALISADE AVE
YONKERS, NY 10701

17:1
Near National Avg

527 Students

32 Teachers

22.2
Near National Avg

72% Tested (AP®)

6% Passed (AP®)

#98
15777 BOWDOIN ST
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA 90272

26:1
Larger than National Avg

2,899 Students

112 Teachers

45.1
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#88
1900 OMAHA ST
PALM HARBOR, FL 34683

20:1
Larger than National Avg

2,515 Students

124 Teachers

47.7
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#226
540 NORTH 13TH ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123

22:1
Larger than National Avg

376 Students

17 Teachers

24.0
Near National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#235
8100 WISE AVE
BALTIMORE, MD 21222

16:1
Near National Avg

1,442 Students

93 Teachers

22.6
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#36
3239 NORMAN EAST THAGARD BLVD
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32254

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,479 Students

74 Teachers

79.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

73% Passed (AP®)

#216
1500 HILL ST
PETOSKEY, MI 49770

20:1
Larger than National Avg

989 Students

49 Teachers

26.4
Near National Avg

35% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#164
1377 PIEDMONT RD
SAN JOSE, CA 95132

26:1
Larger than National Avg

2,208 Students

85 Teachers

34.5
Above National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

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