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
#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®)

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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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