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
#35
17501 WILLARD RD
POOLESVILLE, MD 20837

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,170 Students

61 Teachers

75.6
Above National Avg

80% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#270
10351 SE MARICAMP RD
OCALA, FL 34472

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,628 Students

84 Teachers

16.8
Near National Avg

25% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#38
2445 SAN DIEGO RD
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32207

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,168 Students

60 Teachers

72.4
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#238
1200 MAROON DR
ELGIN, IL 60120

20:1
Larger than National Avg

2,367 Students

121 Teachers

20.6
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#15
700 BROADWAY
NASHVILLE, TN 37203

20:1
Larger than National Avg

918 Students

47 Teachers

92.9
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

91% Passed (AP®)

#192
7540 PARSONS BLVD
FLUSHING, NY 11366

20:1
Larger than National Avg

739 Students

38 Teachers

27.5
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#254
1301 EASTLAWN DR
MIDLAND, MI 48642

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,590 Students

81 Teachers

19.0
Near National Avg

21% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#53
9200 BURKE LAKE RD
BURKE, VA 22015

20:1
Larger than National Avg

3,955 Students

202 Teachers

60.7
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

55% Passed (AP®)

#205
3601 SW 147TH AVE
MIAMI, FL 33185

20:1
Larger than National Avg

3,361 Students

171 Teachers

25.1
Above National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#255
1400 WEST OLNEY AVE
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19141

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,124 Students

57 Teachers

19.0
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#66
100 AMSTERDAM AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10023

20:1
Larger than National Avg

2,545 Students

129 Teachers

56.7
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

52% Passed (AP®)

#126
1600 NE 4TH AVE
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33305

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,813 Students

92 Teachers

37.0
Above National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#224
1501 NORTH BEECH DALY RD
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI 48127

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,170 Students

59 Teachers

22.4
Near National Avg

30% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#265
925 ASTOR AVE
BRONX, NY 10469

20:1
Larger than National Avg

501 Students

25 Teachers

17.7
Near National Avg

30% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#6
1149 WEST 13TH ST
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32209

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,623 Students

81 Teachers

98.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#202
1847 NORTH CHAUTAUQUA
WICHITA, KS 67214

20:1
Larger than National Avg

583 Students

29 Teachers

25.4
Above National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#134
2300 SANTA BARBARA BLVD
CAPE CORAL, FL 33991

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,586 Students

78 Teachers

35.9
Above National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#274
90 LIVINGSTON BLVD
GAYLORD, MI 49735

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,063 Students

52 Teachers

16.0
Near National Avg

21% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#220
1901 NORTH FEDERAL HWY
HOLLYWOOD, FL 33020

20:1
Larger than National Avg

2,079 Students

102 Teachers

22.7
Near National Avg

32% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#138
3325 WESTHEIMER RD
HOUSTON, TX 77098

20:1
Larger than National Avg

3,268 Students

160 Teachers

35.5
Above National Avg

47% Tested (IB)

32% Passed (IB)

#184
7 NW 28TH ST
OCALA, FL 34475

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,742 Students

85 Teachers

29.8
Above National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#5
1020 EAST SQUARE LAKE RD
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI 48304

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,266 Students

62 Teachers

98.1
Above National Avg

98% Tested (IB)

98% Passed (IB)

#98
7601 HANOVER PARKWAY
GREENBELT, MD 20770

21:1
Larger than National Avg

2,669 Students

130 Teachers

45.1
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#193
5000 ORANGE GROVE BLVD
NORTH FORT MYERS, FL 33903

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,581 Students

77 Teachers

27.4
Above National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#251
5800 20TH AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11204

21:1
Larger than National Avg

3,423 Students

167 Teachers

19.2
Near National Avg

25% Tested (AP®)

17% 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 2
Silver 7
Bronze 13
Non-medaled 78

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