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®)

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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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