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
#39
186 EAST NORTH ST
BUFFALO, NY 14204

13:1
Near National Avg

887 Students

66 Teachers

70.8
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

62% Passed (AP®)

#46
500 WASHINGTON AVE
SAVANNAH, GA 31405

14:1
Near National Avg

753 Students

55 Teachers

67.6
Above National Avg

80% Tested (AP®)

63% Passed (AP®)

#266
183 PALMER RD
YONKERS, NY 10701

14:1
Near National Avg

1,172 Students

85 Teachers

17.7
Near National Avg

30% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#43
4015 MCPHERSON AVE
ST LOUIS, MO 63108

14:1
Near National Avg

291 Students

21 Teachers

69.0
Above National Avg

87% Tested (IB)

63% Passed (IB)

#260
2600 PUTTY HILL AVE
BALTIMORE, MD 21234

14:1
Near National Avg

1,616 Students

116 Teachers

18.1
Near National Avg

25% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#183
11185 WEST 2ND ST
RUDYARD, MI 49780

14:1
Near National Avg

249 Students

18 Teachers

29.8
Above National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#273
275 ASYLUM ST
HARTFORD, CT 06103

14:1
Near National Avg

672 Students

48 Teachers

16.3
Near National Avg

21% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#136
100 KENWOOD AVE
BALTIMORE, MD 21228

14:1
Near National Avg

890 Students

64 Teachers

35.8
Above National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#120
1551 BLUE HILLS AVE
BLOOMFIELD, CT 06002

14:1
Near National Avg

711 Students

50 Teachers

39.2
Above National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#92
857 FORBES ST
EAST HARTFORD, CT 06118

14:1
Near National Avg

180 Students

13 Teachers

47.7
Above National Avg

100% 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 2
Silver 7
Bronze 13
Non-medaled 78

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