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
#111
4700 COCONUT CREEK PARKWAY
MARGATE, FL 33063

6:1
Smaller than National Avg

591 Students

107 Teachers

41.2
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#105
6500 NOVA DR
DAVIE, FL 33317

7:1
Smaller than National Avg

588 Students

82 Teachers

42.8
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#272
715 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY
NATCHITOCHES, LA 71457

7:1
Smaller than National Avg

322 Students

44 Teachers

16.7
Near National Avg

17% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#3
95 HIGH ST
LIMESTONE, ME 04750

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

103 Students

11 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#68
2130 G ST NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20037

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

456 Students

39 Teachers

56.2
Above National Avg

95% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#234
177 COLLEGE ST
NEW HAVEN, CT 06511

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

624 Students

52 Teachers

21.2
Near National Avg

48% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#130
2012 JEFFERSON HWY
JEFFERSON, LA 70121

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

302 Students

25 Teachers

36.1
Above National Avg

44% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

#174
140 LEGION AVE
NEW HAVEN, CT 06519

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

669 Students

55 Teachers

30.7
Above National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#13
350 GRAND ST
NEW YORK, NY 10002

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

339 Students

28 Teachers

93.1
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

92% Passed (AP®)

#65
240 CONVENT AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10031

13:1
Near National Avg

407 Students

32 Teachers

56.8
Above National Avg

76% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#227
230 SOUTH RIDGE ST
DANVILLE, VA 24541

13:1
Near National Avg

254 Students

20 Teachers

21.9
Near National Avg

50% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#14
3412 36TH AVE
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11106

13:1
Near National Avg

408 Students

32 Teachers

92.9
Above National Avg

95% Tested (IB)

92% Passed (IB)

#115
2409 SHADY AVE
PITTSBURGH, PA 15217

13:1
Near National Avg

1,379 Students

108 Teachers

40.5
Above National Avg

48% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#25
1192 CLARENDON AVE
AVONDALE ESTATES, GA 30002

13:1
Near National Avg

322 Students

25 Teachers

81.5
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

75% Passed (AP®)

#62
938 YORK RD
TOWSON, MD 21204

13:1
Near National Avg

752 Students

57 Teachers

57.7
Above National Avg

64% Tested (AP®)

56% Passed (AP®)

#232
122 AMSTERDAM AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10023

13:1
Near National Avg

502 Students

38 Teachers

21.4
Near National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#76
3000 BELLMORE AVE
BELLMORE, NY 11710

13:1
Near National Avg

1,278 Students

96 Teachers

52.7
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

51% Passed (AP®)

#186
360 EAST 145TH ST
BRONX, NY 10454

13:1
Near National Avg

589 Students

44 Teachers

28.8
Above National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#277
1595 BATHGATE AVE
BRONX, NY 10457

13:1
Near National Avg

590 Students

44 Teachers

15.2
Near National Avg

26% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#264
1400 JACKSON KELLER RD
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78213

13:1
Near National Avg

2,288 Students

171 Teachers

17.8
Near National Avg

36% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#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®)

#161
632 SOUTH UNION ST
MONTGOMERY, AL 36104

14:1
Near National Avg

478 Students

34 Teachers

32.5
Above National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#95
800 EUCLID ST NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20001

14:1
Near National Avg

427 Students

30 Teachers

47.2
Above National Avg

82% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#267
101 PARK AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11205

14:1
Near National Avg

493 Students

34 Teachers

17.4
Near National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#182
2100 SOUTH VICTORY DR
HOUSTON, TX 77088

14:1
Near National Avg

882 Students

62 Teachers

30.0
Above National Avg

73% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#253
151 T ST NE
WASHINGTON, DC 20002

14:1
Near National Avg

689 Students

48 Teachers

19.1
Near National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

5% Passed (AP®)

#93
150 JEDWOOD PLACE
VALLEY STREAM, NY 11581

14:1
Near National Avg

1,390 Students

97 Teachers

47.4
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

45% Passed (AP®)

#102
339 MORRIS AVE
BRONX, NY 10451

14:1
Near National Avg

572 Students

40 Teachers

43.2
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#34
3979 RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY
KEY BISCAYNE, FL 33149

14:1
Near National Avg

550 Students

38 Teachers

76.1
Above National Avg

89% Tested (AP®)

72% Passed (AP®)

#156
4601 NORTH MACARTHUR BLVD
IRVING, TX 75038

14:1
Near National Avg

1,645 Students

114 Teachers

32.9
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#158
1700 MACOMBS RD
BRONX, NY 10453

15:1
Near National Avg

364 Students

25 Teachers

32.8
Above National Avg

42% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#113
4701 DICKSON ST
HOUSTON, TX 77007

15:1
Near National Avg

570 Students

39 Teachers

41.0
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#258
8100 WISE AVE
BALTIMORE, MD 21222

15:1
Near National Avg

1,469 Students

100 Teachers

18.4
Near National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#41
128 TOWNSHIP DR
HENDERSONVILLE, TN 37075

15:1
Near National Avg

649 Students

44 Teachers

69.8
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

68% Passed (AP®)

#17
2925 GOULDEN AVE
BRONX, NY 10468

15:1
Near National Avg

371 Students

25 Teachers

89.0
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

86% Passed (AP®)

#1
921 WEST JEFF DAVIS
MONTGOMERY, AL 36108

15:1
Near National Avg

448 Students

30 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#52
400 NORTH DUKE ST
DURHAM, NC 27701

15:1
Near National Avg

1,412 Students

94 Teachers

62.5
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

60% Passed (AP®)

#59
4001 STANFORD
HOUSTON, TX 77006

15:1
Near National Avg

655 Students

44 Teachers

58.9
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#10
3100 SHENANDOAH ST
HOUSTON, TX 77021

15:1
Near National Avg

865 Students

57 Teachers

95.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

94% Passed (AP®)

#2
1525 AVE B SOUTH
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405

15:1
Near National Avg

610 Students

40 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#191
350 GRAND ST
NEW YORK, NY 10002

15:1
Near National Avg

291 Students

19 Teachers

27.6
Above National Avg

42% 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 2
Silver 7
Bronze 13
Non-medaled 78

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