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
#33
1192 CLARENDON AVE
AVONDALE ESTATES, GA 30002

14:1
Near National Avg

321 Students

24 Teachers

81.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

75% Passed (AP®)

#222
1400 JACKSON KELLER RD
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78213

14:1
Near National Avg

2,381 Students

169 Teachers

25.1
Near National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#7
921 WEST JEFF DAVIS
MONTGOMERY, AL 36108

14:1
Near National Avg

456 Students

31 Teachers

98.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

98% Passed (AP®)

#219
179 ALLEN
JACKSON, TN 38301

14:1
Near National Avg

471 Students

33 Teachers

26.2
Near National Avg

33% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#144
99 TERRACE VIEW AVE
BRONX, NY 10463

14:1
Near National Avg

455 Students

33 Teachers

36.4
Above National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#107
322 SHIRLEY AVE
NORFOLK, VA 23517

14:1
Near National Avg

1,685 Students

118 Teachers

42.3
Above National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#242
151 T ST NE
WASHINGTON, DC 20002

14:1
Near National Avg

670 Students

47 Teachers

21.8
Near National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

9% Passed (AP®)

#230
183 PALMER RD
YONKERS, NY 10701

14:1
Near National Avg

1,177 Students

84 Teachers

23.3
Near National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#58
500 WASHINGTON AVE
SAVANNAH, GA 31405

14:1
Near National Avg

764 Students

55 Teachers

64.6
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

61% Passed (AP®)

#48
34 12 36TH AVE
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11106

14:1
Near National Avg

440 Students

31 Teachers

70.7
Above National Avg

76% Tested (IB)

69% Passed (IB)

#6
5109A WEST ENTERPRISE ST
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405

15:1
Near National Avg

618 Students

41 Teachers

99.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

99% Passed (AP®)

#237
201 JORDANVILLE RD
AYNOR, SC 29511

15:1
Near National Avg

706 Students

46 Teachers

22.3
Near National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#87
632 SOUTH UNION ST
MONTGOMERY, AL 36104

15:1
Near National Avg

479 Students

32 Teachers

47.9
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

40% Passed (AP®)

#266
131 AVE OF THE AMERICAS
NEW YORK, NY 10013

15:1
Near National Avg

465 Students

31 Teachers

19.0
Near National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#10
857 FORBES ST
EAST HARTFORD, CT 06118

15:1
Near National Avg

188 Students

12 Teachers

95.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (IB)

94% Passed (IB)

#8
4001 NE 2ND AVE
MIAMI, FL 33137

15:1
Near National Avg

480 Students

32 Teachers

98.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#92
4701 DICKSON ST
HOUSTON, TX 77007

15:1
Near National Avg

548 Students

36 Teachers

46.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#69
5035 SIDEBURN RD
FAIRFAX, VA 22032

15:1
Near National Avg

3,903 Students

252 Teachers

57.1
Above National Avg

64% Tested (IB)

55% Passed (IB)

#101
1324 LNY WALKER BLVD
AUGUSTA, GA 30901

15:1
Near National Avg

577 Students

38 Teachers

44.2
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#56
1201 EAST EIGHTH ST
DALLAS, TX 75203

15:1
Near National Avg

391 Students

26 Teachers

66.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

56% Passed (AP®)

#213
4445 SOUTH DREXEL BLVD
CHICAGO, IL 60653

15:1
Near National Avg

905 Students

60 Teachers

26.5
Near National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#34
3979 RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY
KEY BISCAYNE, FL 33149

15:1
Near National Avg

551 Students

36 Teachers

80.4
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

75% Passed (AP®)

#39
128 TOWNSHIP
HENDERSONVILLE, TN 37075

15:1
Near National Avg

662 Students

43 Teachers

77.0
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

76% Passed (AP®)

#49
25 NE 2ND ST
MIAMI, FL 33132

15:1
Near National Avg

477 Students

31 Teachers

70.0
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#262
6501 CHESAPEAKE BLVD
NORFOLK, VA 23513

15:1
Near National Avg

1,840 Students

121 Teachers

19.3
Near National Avg

30% Tested (AP®)

16% 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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