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
#2
1201 EAST EIGHTH ST
DALLAS, TX 75203

17:1
Near National Avg

388 Students

23 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#118
17 GRETNA BLVD
GRETNA, LA 70053

17:1
Near National Avg

417 Students

24 Teachers

40.9
Above National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#68
69 CEDAR AVE
TOWSON, MD 21286

17:1
Near National Avg

1,415 Students

82 Teachers

58.1
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

56% Passed (AP®)

#20
1034 NORTH WELLS ST
CHICAGO, IL 60610

17:1
Near National Avg

883 Students

53 Teachers

87.8
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#251
115 NORTH AVE 53
HIGHLAND PARK, CA 90042

18:1
Larger than National Avg

449 Students

25 Teachers

20.5
Near National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

7% Passed (AP®)

#19
501 SOUTH SAPODILLA AVE
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,296 Students

72 Teachers

89.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

85% Passed (AP®)

#91
55 EAST 25TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10010

18:1
Larger than National Avg

432 Students

24 Teachers

47.1
Above National Avg

64% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#102
1501 NW 15TH CT
BOCA RATON, FL 33486

18:1
Larger than National Avg

2,983 Students

165 Teachers

44.1
Above National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

39% Passed (AP®)

#9
10401 SCOTT ST
HOUSTON, TX 77051

18:1
Larger than National Avg

523 Students

29 Teachers

97.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

96% Passed (AP®)

#137
2780 RESERVOIR AVE
BRONX, NY 10468

18:1
Larger than National Avg

524 Students

29 Teachers

37.2
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#176
8701 THREE CHOPT RD
RICHMOND, VA 23229

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,739 Students

95 Teachers

32.6
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#97
2436 WEST LINCOLN ST
BIRMINGHAM, MI 48009

18:1
Near National Avg

1,327 Students

76 Teachers

45.1
Above National Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#209
1363 FULTON AVE
BRONX, NY 10456

18:1
Larger than National Avg

355 Students

20 Teachers

27.3
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#206
6000 WEST MOORE LAKE DR
FRIDLEY, MN 55432

18:1
Near National Avg

883 Students

50 Teachers

27.8
Above National Avg

32% Tested (IB)

26% Passed (IB)

#187
5355 SCHOOL RD
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL 34652

18:1
Near National Avg

1,299 Students

74 Teachers

31.1
Above National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#57
4646 HAMILTON WOLFE
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78229

18:1
Larger than National Avg

827 Students

45 Teachers

65.2
Above National Avg

80% Tested (AP®)

60% Passed (AP®)

#147
2100 FONTAINE RD
LEXINGTON, KY 40502

18:1
Larger than National Avg

2,212 Students

123 Teachers

36.2
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

#65
2501 WEST ADDISON ST
CHICAGO, IL 60618

18:1
Larger than National Avg

4,330 Students

235 Teachers

59.1
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

56% Passed (AP®)

#185
2111 WOODLAND
KANSAS CITY, MO 64108

18:1
Larger than National Avg

947 Students

52 Teachers

31.6
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#77
51 UNIVERSITY BLVD EAST
SILVER SPRING, MD 20901

18:1
Near National Avg

2,793 Students

158 Teachers

51.9
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#229
1595 BATHGATE AVE
BRONX, NY 10457

18:1
Larger than National Avg

348 Students

19 Teachers

23.6
Near National Avg

33% Tested (IB)

20% Passed (IB)

#24
94 50 159TH ST
JAMAICA, NY 11451

18:1
Near National Avg

418 Students

24 Teachers

86.3
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#55
250 RICHARD MONTGOMERY DR
ROCKVILLE, MD 20852

18:1
Larger than National Avg

2,100 Students

117 Teachers

67.4
Above National Avg

76% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#136
2552 NORTH MAPLE RD
ANN ARBOR, MI 48103

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,522 Students

85 Teachers

37.2
Above National Avg

44% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#241
4900 SOCASTEE BLVD
MYRTLE BEACH, SC 29588

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,540 Students

85 Teachers

21.9
Near National Avg

30% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#131
6410 ORIENT RD
TAMPA, FL 33610

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,988 Students

108 Teachers

38.5
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#46
4001 STANFORD
HOUSTON, TX 77006

18:1
Near National Avg

687 Students

39 Teachers

71.3
Above National Avg

94% Tested (AP®)

64% Passed (AP®)

#211
5039 NORTH KIMBALL AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60625

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,631 Students

90 Teachers

26.9
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#158
105 EAST 106TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10029

18:1
Near National Avg

449 Students

25 Teachers

35.4
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#114
30 20 THOMSON AVE
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101

19:1
Larger than National Avg

420 Students

22 Teachers

41.9
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

#78
1474 GATES AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11237

19:1
Larger than National Avg

263 Students

14 Teachers

50.7
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#89
5100 MAPLE
BELLAIRE, TX 77401

19:1
Larger than National Avg

3,476 Students

184 Teachers

47.2
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

45% Passed (AP®)

#61
1701 NORTH DAVIS ST
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32209

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,122 Students

58 Teachers

61.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

49% Passed (AP®)

#66
4801 TWIN HICKORY RD
GLEN ALLEN, VA 23059

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,744 Students

92 Teachers

59.0
Above National Avg

66% Tested (AP®)

57% Passed (AP®)

#263
5800 20TH AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11204

19:1
Larger than National Avg

3,171 Students

166 Teachers

19.2
Near National Avg

26% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#253
1400 WEST OLNEY AVE
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19141

19:1
Larger than National Avg

993 Students

53 Teachers

20.5
Near National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#189
901 SOUTH BROAD ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147

19:1
Larger than National Avg

683 Students

36 Teachers

30.5
Above National Avg

48% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#233
600 KINGSTON AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11203

19:1
Larger than National Avg

417 Students

23 Teachers

22.9
Near National Avg

73% Tested (AP®)

6% Passed (AP®)

#196
7651 WELLINGTON WAY
SAN DIEGO, CA 92111

19:1
Larger than National Avg

457 Students

25 Teachers

29.6
Above National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#123
20325 GATOR LN
LAND O LAKES, FL 34639

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,630 Students

86 Teachers

40.3
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#104
1806 AVE I
FORT PIERCE, FL 34950

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,809 Students

93 Teachers

43.2
Above National Avg

44% Tested (IB)

43% Passed (IB)

#86
865 SOUTH RONALD REAGAN BLVD
LONGWOOD, FL 32750

19:1
Larger than National Avg

2,261 Students

122 Teachers

48.2
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#204
405 CHESTNUT ST
DARLINGTON, SC 29532

19:1
Larger than National Avg

356 Students

19 Teachers

27.8
Above National Avg

48% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#255
1301 EASTLAWN DR
MIDLAND, MI 48642

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,514 Students

79 Teachers

20.3
Near National Avg

21% Tested (IB)

20% Passed (IB)

#51
111 COLUMBIA ST
NEW YORK, NY 10002

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,609 Students

85 Teachers

69.5
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

59% Passed (AP®)

#75
333 WEST 17TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10011

19:1
Larger than National Avg

579 Students

31 Teachers

52.3
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#28
1717 AVE SOUTH
RIVIERA BEACH, FL 33404

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,510 Students

82 Teachers

82.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

77% Passed (AP®)

#119
28 01 41ST AVE
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101

20:1
Larger than National Avg

704 Students

35 Teachers

40.7
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#254
240 EAST 172ND ST
BRONX, NY 10457

20:1
Larger than National Avg

455 Students

23 Teachers

20.5
Near National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#192
2300 SANTA BARBARA BLVD
CAPE CORAL, FL 33991

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,519 Students

75 Teachers

30.2
Above National Avg

44% Tested (AP®)

26% 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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