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
921 WEST JEFF DAVIS
MONTGOMERY, AL 36108

15:1
Near National Avg

448 Students

30 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#2
1525 AVE B SOUTH
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405

15:1
Near National Avg

610 Students

40 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#3
95 HIGH ST
LIMESTONE, ME 04750

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

103 Students

11 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#4
10401 SCOTT ST
HOUSTON, TX 77051

16:1
Near National Avg

458 Students

29 Teachers

98.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

98% Passed (AP®)

#5
1020 EAST SQUARE LAKE RD
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI 48304

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,266 Students

62 Teachers

98.1
Above National Avg

98% Tested (IB)

98% Passed (IB)

#6
1149 WEST 13TH ST
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32209

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,623 Students

81 Teachers

98.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#7
4001 NE 2ND AVE
MIAMI, FL 33137

16:1
Near National Avg

494 Students

31 Teachers

97.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#8
325 BUSHWICK AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11206

17:1
Near National Avg

336 Students

20 Teachers

97.0
Above National Avg

97% Tested (IB)

97% Passed (IB)

#9
1150 SW 1 ST
MIAMI, FL 33130

16:1
Near National Avg

360 Students

22 Teachers

95.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

94% Passed (AP®)

#10
3100 SHENANDOAH ST
HOUSTON, TX 77021

15:1
Near National Avg

865 Students

57 Teachers

95.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

94% 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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