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
#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®)

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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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