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
#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®)

#62
1830 SHORE BLVD
BROOKLYN, NY 11235

22:1
Larger than National Avg

1,021 Students

46 Teachers

61.5
Above National Avg

73% Tested (AP®)

58% Passed (AP®)

#63
1200 NORTH CORNWELL ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90033

26:1
Larger than National Avg

1,861 Students

71 Teachers

60.2
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

54% Passed (AP®)

#64
600 NE 13TH AVE
POMPANO BEACH, FL 33060

24:1
Larger than National Avg

1,258 Students

54 Teachers

59.9
Above National Avg

82% Tested (AP®)

53% 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®)

#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®)

#67
1100 MACE AVE
BALTIMORE, MD 21221

17:1
Near National Avg

1,256 Students

72 Teachers

58.3
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

55% 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®)

#69
5035 SIDEBURN RD
FAIRFAX, VA 22032

15:1
Near National Avg

3,903 Students

252 Teachers

57.1
Above National Avg

64% Tested (IB)

55% Passed (IB)

#70
2200 EAST DOROTHY LN
FULLERTON, CA 92831

27:1
Larger than National Avg

2,654 Students

98 Teachers

55.9
Above National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

55% 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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