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
#1
1201 EAST EIGHTH ST
DALLAS, TX 75203

17:1
Near National Avg

240 Students

14 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#2
1201 EAST EIGHTH ST
DALLAS, TX 75203

17:1
Near National Avg

388 Students

23 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#3
1149 WEST 13TH ST
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32209

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,595 Students

81 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#4
95 HIGH ST
LIMESTONE, ME 04750

N/A
N/A

108 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#5
15 VERNON ST
HARTFORD, CT 06106

14:1
Near National Avg

390 Students

27 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#6
5109A WEST ENTERPRISE ST
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405

15:1
Near National Avg

618 Students

41 Teachers

99.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

99% Passed (AP®)

#7
921 WEST JEFF DAVIS
MONTGOMERY, AL 36108

14:1
Near National Avg

456 Students

31 Teachers

98.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

98% Passed (AP®)

#8
4001 NE 2ND AVE
MIAMI, FL 33137

15:1
Near National Avg

480 Students

32 Teachers

98.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#9
10401 SCOTT ST
HOUSTON, TX 77051

18:1
Larger than National Avg

523 Students

29 Teachers

97.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

96% Passed (AP®)

#10
857 FORBES ST
EAST HARTFORD, CT 06118

15:1
Near National Avg

188 Students

12 Teachers

95.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (IB)

94% Passed (IB)

#11
2925 GOULDEN AVE
BRONX, NY 10468

15:1
Near National Avg

377 Students

24 Teachers

95.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

94% Passed (AP®)

#12
3100 SHENANDOAH ST
HOUSTON, TX 77021

16:1
Near National Avg

871 Students

55 Teachers

95.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

94% Passed (AP®)

#13
75 WEST 205TH ST
BRONX, NY 10468

22:1
Larger than National Avg

3,013 Students

134 Teachers

94.1
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

93% Passed (AP®)

#14
325 BUSHWICK AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11206

17:1
Near National Avg

468 Students

27 Teachers

93.9
Above National Avg

97% Tested (IB)

93% Passed (IB)

#15
5501 NORTH KEDZIE AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60625

17:1
Near National Avg

1,053 Students

62 Teachers

93.3
Above National Avg

95% Tested (AP®)

93% Passed (AP®)

#16
350 GRAND ST
NEW YORK, NY 10002

13:1
Near National Avg

352 Students

27 Teachers

91.4
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

89% Passed (AP®)

#17
149 11 MELBOURNE AVE
FLUSHING, NY 11367

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,140 Students

54 Teachers

91.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

88% Passed (AP®)

#18
485 CLAWSON ST
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10306

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,104 Students

53 Teachers

89.9
Above National Avg

94% Tested (AP®)

88% Passed (AP®)

#19
501 SOUTH SAPODILLA AVE
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,296 Students

72 Teachers

89.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

85% Passed (AP®)

#20
1034 NORTH WELLS ST
CHICAGO, IL 60610

17:1
Near National Avg

883 Students

53 Teachers

87.8
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#21
525 WEST 50TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10019

16:1
Near National Avg

541 Students

34 Teachers

87.5
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

86% Passed (AP®)

#22
1699 SPRING GARDEN ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19130

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,168 Students

58 Teachers

87.4
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#23
700 BROADWAY
NASHVILLE, TN 37203

21:1
Larger than National Avg

917 Students

44 Teachers

86.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

83% Passed (AP®)

#24
94 50 159TH ST
JAMAICA, NY 11451

18:1
Near National Avg

418 Students

24 Teachers

86.3
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#25
29 FT GREENE PLACE
BROOKLYN, NY 11217

22:1
Larger than National Avg

5,323 Students

244 Teachers

85.8
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

81% Passed (AP®)

#26
345 CHAMBERS ST
NEW YORK, NY 10282

22:1
Larger than National Avg

3,297 Students

153 Teachers

83.0
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

83% Passed (AP®)

#27
1150 SW 1 ST
MIAMI, FL 33130

16:1
Near National Avg

368 Students

23 Teachers

83.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

77% Passed (AP®)

#28
1717 AVE SOUTH
RIVIERA BEACH, FL 33404

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,510 Students

82 Teachers

82.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

77% Passed (AP®)

#29
615 12TH ST
AUGUSTA, GA 30901

17:1
Near National Avg

760 Students

46 Teachers

82.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

76% Passed (AP®)

#30
613 17TH AVE NORTH
NASHVILLE, TN 37203

23:1
Larger than National Avg

1,175 Students

52 Teachers

81.6
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#31
186 EAST NORTH ST
BUFFALO, NY 14204

13:1
Near National Avg

881 Students

65 Teachers

81.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

75% Passed (AP®)

#32
1718 R B CULLUM BLVD
DALLAS, TX 75210

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

193 Students

17 Teachers

81.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

75% Passed (AP®)

#33
1192 CLARENDON AVE
AVONDALE ESTATES, GA 30002

14:1
Near National Avg

321 Students

24 Teachers

81.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

75% Passed (AP®)

#34
3979 RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY
KEY BISCAYNE, FL 33149

15:1
Near National Avg

551 Students

36 Teachers

80.4
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

75% Passed (AP®)

#35
17501 WILLARD RD
POOLESVILLE, MD 20837

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,194 Students

61 Teachers

80.3
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#36
3239 NORMAN EAST THAGARD BLVD
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32254

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,479 Students

74 Teachers

79.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

73% Passed (AP®)

#37
1405 PARK BLVD
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101

24:1
Larger than National Avg

642 Students

26 Teachers

79.2
Above National Avg

84% Tested (IB)

78% Passed (IB)

#38
606 SOUTH STATE ST
CHICAGO, IL 60605

17:1
Near National Avg

871 Students

52 Teachers

77.2
Above National Avg

88% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#39
128 TOWNSHIP
HENDERSONVILLE, TN 37075

15:1
Near National Avg

662 Students

43 Teachers

77.0
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

76% Passed (AP®)

#40
411 EAST 76TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10021

17:1
Near National Avg

506 Students

30 Teachers

76.7
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#41
1000 EAST VICTORIA ST BLDG.
CARSON, CA 90747

30:1
Larger than National Avg

659 Students

22 Teachers

75.7
Above National Avg

91% Tested (AP®)

70% Passed (AP®)

#42
150 ROCKLAND AVE
YONKERS, NY 10705

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,170 Students

60 Teachers

75.2
Above National Avg

81% Tested (IB)

73% Passed (IB)

#43
211 SOUTH LAFLIN ST
CHICAGO, IL 60607

20:1
Larger than National Avg

2,164 Students

110 Teachers

73.0
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

69% Passed (AP®)

#44
4015 MCPHERSON AVE
ST LOUIS, MO 63108

13:1
Near National Avg

324 Students

24 Teachers

72.8
Above National Avg

83% Tested (IB)

70% Passed (IB)

#45
2130 G ST NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20037

15:1
Near National Avg

536 Students

36 Teachers

72.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

63% Passed (AP®)

#46
4001 STANFORD
HOUSTON, TX 77006

18:1
Near National Avg

687 Students

39 Teachers

71.3
Above National Avg

94% Tested (AP®)

64% Passed (AP®)

#47
10101 SW 152ND ST
MIAMI, FL 33157

24:1
Larger than National Avg

3,166 Students

133 Teachers

71.3
Above National Avg

90% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#48
34 12 36TH AVE
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11106

14:1
Near National Avg

440 Students

31 Teachers

70.7
Above National Avg

76% Tested (IB)

69% Passed (IB)

#49
25 NE 2ND ST
MIAMI, FL 33132

15:1
Near National Avg

477 Students

31 Teachers

70.0
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#50
3434 SOUTH R L THORNTON
DALLAS, TX 75224

16:1
Near National Avg

895 Students

58 Teachers

70.0
Above National Avg

90% Tested (AP®)

64% 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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