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
#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#212
1501 NORTH BEECH DALY RD
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI 48127

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,215 Students

58 Teachers

26.9
Above National Avg

44% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#211
5039 NORTH KIMBALL AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60625

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,631 Students

90 Teachers

26.9
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

20% 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®)

#209
1363 FULTON AVE
BRONX, NY 10456

18:1
Larger than National Avg

355 Students

20 Teachers

27.3
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#208
75 40 PARSONS BLVD
FLUSHING, NY 11366

20:1
Larger than National Avg

721 Students

36 Teachers

27.3
Above National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#207
283 ADAMS ST
BROOKLYN, NY 11201

15:1
Near National Avg

449 Students

30 Teachers

27.5
Above National Avg

33% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#206
6000 WEST MOORE LAKE DR
FRIDLEY, MN 55432

18:1
Near National Avg

883 Students

50 Teachers

27.8
Above National Avg

32% Tested (IB)

26% Passed (IB)

#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®)

#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®)

#203
244 EAST 163RD ST
BRONX, NY 10451

16:1
Near National Avg

763 Students

47 Teachers

28.6
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#202
100 KENWOOD AVE
BALTIMORE, MD 21228

15:1
Near National Avg

890 Students

61 Teachers

28.7
Above National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#201
2581 7TH AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10039

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,549 Students

78 Teachers

28.8
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#200
3001 NW 2 AVE
MIAMI, FL 33127

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

142 Students

13 Teachers

28.8
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

15% 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®)

#198
600 ST ANN SOUTH AVE
BRONX, NY 10455

13:1
Near National Avg

379 Students

29 Teachers

29.1
Above National Avg

34% Tested (AP®)

27% 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®)

#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®)

#195
1 VARDRY ST
GREENVILLE, SC 29601

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,407 Students

72 Teachers

29.9
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

27% 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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