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
#87
41800 BLACOW RD
FREMONT, CA 94538

N/A
N/A

2,086 Students

N/A Teachers

50.2
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

49% Passed (AP®)

#248
7651 WELLINGTON WAY
SAN DIEGO, CA 92111

N/A
N/A

484 Students

N/A Teachers

19.5
Near National Avg

35% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#187
7651 WELLINGTON WAY
SAN DIEGO, CA 92111

N/A
N/A

459 Students

N/A Teachers

28.8
Above National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#148
1601 EAST 120TH ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90059

N/A
N/A

1,647 Students

N/A Teachers

33.7
Above National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#218
801 WEST HIGHLANDER AVE
LA HABRA, CA 90631

N/A
N/A

2,304 Students

N/A Teachers

23.0
Above National Avg

33% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#133
25401 PASEO DE VALENCIA
LAGUNA HILLS, CA 92653

N/A
N/A

1,798 Students

N/A Teachers

36.1
Above National Avg

42% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#159
5210 LEIGH AVE
SAN JOSE, CA 95124

N/A
N/A

1,684 Students

N/A Teachers

32.7
Above National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#228
10700 FORD ST
MENDOCINO, CA 95460

N/A
N/A

168 Students

N/A Teachers

21.8
Near National Avg

33% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#225
2800 SNOWDEN AVE
LONG BEACH, CA 90815

N/A
N/A

4,174 Students

N/A Teachers

22.3
Near National Avg

33% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#28
41717 PALM AVE
FREMONT, CA 94539

N/A
N/A

2,198 Students

N/A Teachers

80.8
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#201
25025 CHRISANTA DR
MISSION VIEJO, CA 92691

N/A
N/A

2,704 Students

N/A Teachers

25.4
Above National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#213
1250 HAHMAN DR
SANTA ROSA, CA 95405

N/A
N/A

1,745 Students

N/A Teachers

24.1
Above National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#256
1710 CIRBY WAY
ROSEVILLE, CA 95661

N/A
N/A

1,570 Students

N/A Teachers

18.6
Near National Avg

26% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#215
17071 GOTHARD ST
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92647

N/A
N/A

1,450 Students

N/A Teachers

24.0
Above National Avg

32% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#77
15777 BOWDOIN ST
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA 90272

N/A
N/A

2,887 Students

N/A Teachers

52.2
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#171
1377 PIEDMONT RD
SAN JOSE, CA 95132

N/A
N/A

2,189 Students

N/A Teachers

31.6
Above National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#247
7675 MAGNOLIA AVE
RIVERSIDE, CA 92504

N/A
N/A

2,140 Students

N/A Teachers

19.7
Near National Avg

39% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#197
235 EAST EIGHTH ST
LONG BEACH, CA 90813

N/A
N/A

501 Students

N/A Teachers

26.2
Above National Avg

50% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#164
4540 AMERICAN RIVER DR
SACRAMENTO, CA 95864

N/A
N/A

1,663 Students

N/A Teachers

32.2
Above National Avg

36% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#100
1405 PARK BLVD
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101

N/A
N/A

562 Students

N/A Teachers

43.9
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#170
2425 DUSK DR
SAN DIEGO, CA 92139

N/A
N/A

1,417 Students

N/A Teachers

31.6
Above National Avg

50% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#181
1405 PARK BLVD
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101

N/A
N/A

528 Students

N/A Teachers

30.2
Above National Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#176
3570 EAST COCHRAN ST
SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063

N/A
N/A

1,242 Students

N/A Teachers

30.6
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

28% Passed (AP®)

#151
3434 SILVER CREEK RD
SAN JOSE, CA 95121

N/A
N/A

2,463 Students

N/A Teachers

33.6
Above National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#56
2200 EAST DOROTHY LN
FULLERTON, CA 92831

N/A
N/A

2,565 Students

N/A Teachers

59.9
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

59% Passed (AP®)

#125
500 NORTH BRADFORD AVE
PLACENTIA, CA 92670

N/A
N/A

2,478 Students

N/A Teachers

37.7
Above National Avg

42% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#236
14325 GOLDENWEST ST
WESTMINSTER, CA 92683

N/A
N/A

2,699 Students

N/A Teachers

20.7
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

19% 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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