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
#182
1307 EAST CENTRAL DR
MERIDIAN, ID 83642

15:1
Near National Avg

526 Students

34 Teachers

31.7
Above National Avg

33% Tested (IB)

31% Passed (IB)

#94
1201 EAST EIGHTH ST
DALLAS, TX 75203

15:1
Near National Avg

300 Students

20 Teachers

46.5
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#73
1201 EAST EIGHTH ST
DALLAS, TX 75203

15:1
Near National Avg

527 Students

36 Teachers

54.4
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

40% Passed (AP®)

#45
2130 G ST NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20037

15:1
Near National Avg

536 Students

36 Teachers

72.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

63% Passed (AP®)

#11
2925 GOULDEN AVE
BRONX, NY 10468

15:1
Near National Avg

377 Students

24 Teachers

95.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

94% 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®)

#108
301 WEST HILLS RD
HUNTINGTON STATION, NY 11746

15:1
Near National Avg

1,781 Students

119 Teachers

42.3
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

40% 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®)

#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®)

#50
3434 SOUTH R L THORNTON
DALLAS, TX 75224

16:1
Near National Avg

895 Students

58 Teachers

70.0
Above National Avg

90% Tested (AP®)

64% Passed (AP®)

#117
4405 BREWBAKER DR
MONTGOMERY, AL 36116

16:1
Near National Avg

589 Students

36 Teachers

41.0
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#128
1363 FULTON AVE
BRONX, NY 10456

16:1
Near National Avg

444 Students

27 Teachers

39.8
Above National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

36% 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®)

#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®)

#93
5109B WEST ENTERPRISE ST
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405

16:1
Near National Avg

1,060 Students

68 Teachers

46.7
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#259
1301 DALLAS
CHATTANOOGA, TN 37405

16:1
Near National Avg

563 Students

35 Teachers

19.9
Near National Avg

44% Tested (AP®)

12% 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®)

#248
4959 SOUTH ARCHER AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60632

16:1
Near National Avg

3,302 Students

201 Teachers

20.8
Near National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

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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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