National Rankings Best High Schools

We evaluated more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards and how well they prepare students for college. Read the full methodology.

National Rank School Students / Teachers College Readiness
#26
3100 SHENANDOAH ST
HOUSTON, TX 77021
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

865 Students

57 Teachers

95.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

94% Passed (AP®)

#27
16800 SHOEMAKER AVE
CERRITOS, CA 90703
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

1,023 Students

N/A Teachers

95.5
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

95% Passed (AP®)

#28
55 NORTH GREENFIELD RD
GILBERT, AZ 85234
G Gold Medal

9:1
Smaller than National Avg

163 Students

18 Teachers

94.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

93% Passed (AP®)

#29
421 NORTH ARCADIA BLVD
TUCSON, AZ 85711
G Gold Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

852 Students

41 Teachers

94.4
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

94% Passed (AP®)

#30
9500 GILMAN DR MC 0536
LA JOLLA, CA 92093
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

816 Students

N/A Teachers

93.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

92% Passed (AP®)

#31
427 MAIN ST
HYANNIS, MA 02601
G Gold Medal

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

413 Students

38 Teachers

93.6
Above National Avg

98% Tested (IB)

92% Passed (IB)

#32
75 WEST 205TH ST
BRONX, NY 10468
G Gold Medal

23:1
Larger than National Avg

3,017 Students

131 Teachers

93.4
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

92% Passed (AP®)

#33
5501 NORTH KEDZIE AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60625
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

1,088 Students

66 Teachers

93.4
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

93% Passed (AP®)

#34
200 HACKENSACK AVE
HACKENSACK, NJ 07601
G Gold Medal

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,068 Students

93 Teachers

93.1
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

92% Passed (AP®)

#35
350 GRAND ST
NEW YORK, NY 10002
G Gold Medal

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

339 Students

28 Teachers

93.1
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

92% Passed (AP®)

#36
3412 36TH AVE
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11106
G Gold Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

408 Students

32 Teachers

92.9
Above National Avg

95% Tested (IB)

92% Passed (IB)

#37
700 BROADWAY
NASHVILLE, TN 37203
G Gold Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

918 Students

47 Teachers

92.9
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

91% Passed (AP®)

#38
3626 35TH AVE
OAKLAND, CA 94619
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

145 Students

N/A Teachers

92.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

89% Passed (AP®)

#39
11036 HAWTHORNE BLVD
LENNOX, CA 90304
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

542 Students

N/A Teachers

91.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

89% Passed (AP®)

#40
485 CLAWSON ST
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10306
G Gold Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,020 Students

48 Teachers

91.2
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

90% Passed (AP®)

#41
2600 OTTINGER RD
WESTLAKE, TX 76262
G Gold Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

520 Students

41 Teachers

90.6
Above National Avg

91% Tested (IB)

91% Passed (IB)

#42
2611 EAST MATOIAN
FRESNO, CA 93740
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

479 Students

N/A Teachers

90.2
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#43
1101 EUCALYPTUS DR
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94132
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

2,580 Students

N/A Teachers

89.6
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

88% Passed (AP®)

#44
2925 GOULDEN AVE
BRONX, NY 10468
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

371 Students

25 Teachers

89.0
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

86% Passed (AP®)

#45
1034 NORTH WELLS ST
CHICAGO, IL 60610
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

895 Students

57 Teachers

88.1
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#46
13703 ALDINE WESTFIELD RD
HOUSTON, TX 77039
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

823 Students

58 Teachers

87.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#47
14911 MELBOURNE AVE
FLUSHING, NY 11367
G Gold Medal

22:1
Larger than National Avg

1,098 Students

50 Teachers

87.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#48
250 WILDCAT ALLEY
MELBOURNE, FL 32935
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

961 Students

59 Teachers

87.6
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#49
345 CHAMBERS ST
NEW YORK, NY 10282
G Gold Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

3,288 Students

155 Teachers

86.6
Above National Avg

89% Tested (AP®)

86% Passed (AP®)

#50
123 COLES ST
JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

694 Students

43 Teachers

86.4
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

82% 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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