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
#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)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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)

#159
300 EXPLORER BLVD
HUNTSVILLE, AL 35806

16:1
Near National Avg

310 Students

20 Teachers

35.1
Above National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#234
167 01 GOTHIC DR
JAMAICA, NY 11432

16:1
Near National Avg

522 Students

34 Teachers

22.7
Near National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

8% 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®)

#93
5109B WEST ENTERPRISE ST
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405

16:1
Near National Avg

1,060 Students

68 Teachers

46.7
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#235
8100 WISE AVE
BALTIMORE, MD 21222

16:1
Near National Avg

1,442 Students

93 Teachers

22.6
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#21
525 WEST 50TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10019

16:1
Near National Avg

541 Students

34 Teachers

87.5
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

86% Passed (AP®)

#12
3100 SHENANDOAH ST
HOUSTON, TX 77021

16:1
Near National Avg

871 Students

55 Teachers

95.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

94% Passed (AP®)

#183
121 VAL VERDE ST
EL PASO, TX 79905

16:1
Near National Avg

596 Students

38 Teachers

31.7
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#261
158 40 76TH RD
FLUSHING, NY 11366

16:1
Near National Avg

588 Students

37 Teachers

19.4
Near National Avg

33% Tested (AP®)

15% 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®)

#27
1150 SW 1 ST
MIAMI, FL 33130

16:1
Near National Avg

368 Students

23 Teachers

83.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

77% Passed (AP®)

#155
2600 HWY 81 NORTH
ANDERSON, SC 29621

16:1
Near National Avg

1,719 Students

107 Teachers

35.6
Above National Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#160
2100 SOUTH VICTORY DR
HOUSTON, TX 77088

16:1
Near National Avg

901 Students

56 Teachers

35.1
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#259
1301 DALLAS
CHATTANOOGA, TN 37405

16:1
Near National Avg

563 Students

35 Teachers

19.9
Near National Avg

44% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#231
7611 MARBACH RD
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78227

16:1
Near National Avg

2,945 Students

182 Teachers

23.2
Near National Avg

48% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#117
4405 BREWBAKER DR
MONTGOMERY, AL 36116

16:1
Near National Avg

589 Students

36 Teachers

41.0
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#203
244 EAST 163RD ST
BRONX, NY 10451

16:1
Near National Avg

763 Students

47 Teachers

28.6
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

23% 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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