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
#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®)

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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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