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
#121
2581 7TH AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10039

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,545 Students

80 Teachers

38.7
Above National Avg

48% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#122
5715 SOUTH 1300 EAST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84121

24:1
Larger than National Avg

479 Students

20 Teachers

38.6
Above National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#123
5700 223RD ST
BAYSIDE, NY 11361

24:1
Larger than National Avg

4,063 Students

169 Teachers

38.3
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#124
1122 CATHARINE ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147

19:1
Larger than National Avg

567 Students

30 Teachers

37.9
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

24% 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®)

#126
1600 NE 4TH AVE
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33305

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,813 Students

92 Teachers

37.0
Above National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#127
2839 BEDFORD AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11210

23:1
Larger than National Avg

3,993 Students

170 Teachers

36.6
Above National Avg

44% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#128
75 BROAD ST
NEW YORK, NY 10004

16:1
Near National Avg

637 Students

39 Teachers

36.4
Above National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#129
5820 UTOPIA PKY
FRESH MEADOWS, NY 11365

21:1
Larger than National Avg

4,214 Students

200 Teachers

36.3
Above National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

33% 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®)

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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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