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
#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®)

#132
1800 SW 5TH PLACE
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33312

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,756 Students

82 Teachers

38.2
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#133
58 20 UTOPIA PKY
FRESH MEADOWS, NY 11365

23:1
Larger than National Avg

4,154 Students

184 Teachers

38.0
Above National Avg

48% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#134
1186 CARROLL ST
BROOKLYN, NY 11225

24:1
Larger than National Avg

1,101 Students

46 Teachers

37.9
Above National Avg

88% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#135
4650 BENEVA RD
SARASOTA, FL 34233

22:1
Larger than National Avg

549 Students

25 Teachers

37.5
Above National Avg

82% Tested (AP®)

23% 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®)

#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®)

#138
500 NORTH BRADFORD AVE
PLACENTIA, CA 92870

26:1
Larger than National Avg

2,556 Students

97 Teachers

37.1
Above National Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#139
1200 PENNSYLVANIA AVE
HAGERSTOWN, MD 21742

17:1
Near National Avg

1,265 Students

75 Teachers

37.0
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#140
1551 BLUE HILLS AVE
BLOOMFIELD, CT 06002

13:1
Near National Avg

719 Students

55 Teachers

37.0
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

29% 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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