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
#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®)

#112
6500 NOVA DR
DAVIE, FL 33317

7:1
Smaller than National Avg

593 Students

88 Teachers

42.0
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#257
1140 DR M LUTHER KING JR ST
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

355 Students

35 Teachers

20.1
Near National Avg

81% Tested (AP®)

0% Passed (AP®)

#32
1718 R B CULLUM BLVD
DALLAS, TX 75210

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

193 Students

17 Teachers

81.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

75% Passed (AP®)

#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®)

#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®)

#223
177 COLLEGE ST
NEW HAVEN, CT 06511

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

655 Students

55 Teachers

25.0
Near National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

18% 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®)

#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)

#124
10700 FORD ST
MENDOCINO, CA 95460

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

168 Students

14 Teachers

40.3
Above National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

33% 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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