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
#76
3000 BELLMORE AVE
BELLMORE, NY 11710

13:1
Near National Avg

1,278 Students

96 Teachers

52.7
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

51% 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®)

#78
1900 OMAHA ST
PALM HARBOR, FL 34683

21:1
Larger than National Avg

2,467 Students

120 Teachers

52.0
Above National Avg

66% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#79
5624 FRERET ST
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70115

15:1
Near National Avg

1,636 Students

106 Teachers

51.7
Above National Avg

76% Tested (AP®)

44% Passed (AP®)

#80
1 GRIZZLY WAY
GRANITE BAY, CA 95746

N/A
N/A

2,173 Students

N/A Teachers

51.6
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

49% Passed (AP®)

#81
315 WEST 14TH ST
DAVIS, CA 95616

N/A
N/A

1,703 Students

N/A Teachers

51.1
Above National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

49% Passed (AP®)

#82
5510 NW 27TH AVE
GAINESVILLE, FL 32606

23:1
Larger than National Avg

2,177 Students

96 Teachers

51.0
Above National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

49% Passed (AP®)

#83
250 EAST 111TH ST
CHICAGO, IL 60628

16:1
Near National Avg

769 Students

49 Teachers

50.8
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#84
2501 WEST ADDISON ST
CHICAGO, IL 60618

18:1
Larger than National Avg

4,170 Students

227 Teachers

50.8
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)

#85
2436 WEST LINCOLN ST
BIRMINGHAM, MI 48009

39:1
Larger than National Avg

1,263 Students

33 Teachers

50.4
Above National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)

#86
1500 MINUTEMEN CAUSEWAY
COCOA BEACH, FL 32931

17:1
Near National Avg

1,383 Students

83 Teachers

50.4
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#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®)

#88
1081 WEST TEMPLE ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

N/A
N/A

1,043 Students

N/A Teachers

48.7
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

45% Passed (AP®)

#89
1700 WEST OLNEY AVE
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19141

21:1
Larger than National Avg

2,384 Students

112 Teachers

48.4
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#90
2801 41ST AVE
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101

19:1
Larger than National Avg

684 Students

37 Teachers

48.3
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

44% Passed (AP®)

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

19:1
Larger than National Avg

438 Students

24 Teachers

47.9
Above National Avg

64% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#92
857 FORBES ST
EAST HARTFORD, CT 06118

14:1
Near National Avg

180 Students

13 Teachers

47.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#93
150 JEDWOOD PLACE
VALLEY STREAM, NY 11581

14:1
Near National Avg

1,390 Students

97 Teachers

47.4
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

45% Passed (AP®)

#94
1600 SARANAC ST
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405

16:1
Near National Avg

1,053 Students

68 Teachers

47.3
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#95
800 EUCLID ST NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20001

14:1
Near National Avg

427 Students

30 Teachers

47.2
Above National Avg

82% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#96
549 AUDUBON AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10040

19:1
Larger than National Avg

667 Students

35 Teachers

46.1
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

37% Passed (AP®)

#97
3020 THOMSON AVE
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101

19:1
Larger than National Avg

425 Students

23 Teachers

45.4
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#98
7601 HANOVER PARKWAY
GREENBELT, MD 20770

21:1
Larger than National Avg

2,669 Students

130 Teachers

45.1
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#99
99 TERRACE VIEW AVE
BRONX, NY 10463

16:1
Near National Avg

449 Students

28 Teachers

44.0
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

35% 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®)

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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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