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
#169
2425 DUSK DR
SAN DIEGO, CA 92139

23:1
Larger than National Avg

1,368 Students

59 Teachers

33.4
Above National Avg

50% Tested (AP®)

28% 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®)

#167
67 01 110TH ST
FOREST HILLS, NY 11375

21:1
Larger than National Avg

3,836 Students

181 Teachers

33.8
Above National Avg

48% Tested (AP®)

29% 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®)

#165
5715 SOUTH 1300 EAST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84121

23:1
Larger than National Avg

486 Students

21 Teachers

34.3
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

27% 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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#161
6856 SW 53RD ST
MIAMI, FL 33155

20:1
Larger than National Avg

2,248 Students

111 Teachers

34.9
Above National Avg

50% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#160
2100 SOUTH VICTORY DR
HOUSTON, TX 77088

16:1
Near National Avg

901 Students

56 Teachers

35.1
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#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®)

#158
105 EAST 106TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10029

18:1
Near National Avg

449 Students

25 Teachers

35.4
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

31% 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®)

#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®)

#155
2600 HWY 81 NORTH
ANDERSON, SC 29621

16:1
Near National Avg

1,719 Students

107 Teachers

35.6
Above National Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#154
1122 CATHARINE ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147

23:1
Larger than National Avg

642 Students

28 Teachers

35.6
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

23% 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®)

#152
2200 WEST 13TH ST
SANFORD, FL 32771

16:1
Near National Avg

586 Students

36 Teachers

35.8
Above National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#151
3570 EAST COCHRAN ST
SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063

25:1
Larger than National Avg

1,251 Students

50 Teachers

36.0
Above National Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

34% 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®)

#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®)

#148
1600 NE 4TH AVE
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33305

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,815 Students

86 Teachers

36.2
Above National Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

30% 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®)

#146
1 RAM WAY
SARASOTA, FL 34231

20:1
Larger than National Avg

2,640 Students

129 Teachers

36.3
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#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®)

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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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