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
#51
606 EAST ROYAL LN
IRVING, TX 75039
G Gold Medal

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

409 Students

35 Teachers

85.7
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

81% Passed (AP®)

#52
11300 GAINSBOROUGH RD
POTOMAC, MD 20854
G Gold Medal

19:1
Larger than National Avg

2,113 Students

111 Teachers

85.6
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#53
2325 WEST SUNSET RD
TUCSON, AZ 85741
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

800 Students

N/A Teachers

85.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#54
900 MED HIGH DR
MERCEDES, TX 78570
G Gold Medal

12:1
Near National Avg

675 Students

54 Teachers

84.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#55
2001 LEON C. SIMON DR
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70122
G Gold Medal

17:1
Larger than National Avg

657 Students

39 Teachers

84.8
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

81% Passed (AP®)

#56
1315 DUMBLE
HOUSTON, TX 77023
G Gold Medal

17:1
Larger than National Avg

359 Students

21 Teachers

84.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#57
78 AVE LOUIS PASTEUR
BOSTON, MA 02115
G Gold Medal

23:1
Larger than National Avg

2,384 Students

103 Teachers

84.4
Above National Avg

94% Tested (AP®)

81% Passed (AP®)

#58
800 MERLIN DR
LAFAYETTE, CO 80026
G Gold Medal

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,444 Students

75 Teachers

84.3
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#59
7100 WHITTIER BLVD
BETHESDA, MD 20817
G Gold Medal

17:1
Larger than National Avg

1,951 Students

114 Teachers

84.2
Above National Avg

89% Tested (AP®)

83% Passed (AP®)

#60
2800 SOUTH DAKOTA AVE
BROWNSVILLE, TX 78521
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

636 Students

42 Teachers

84.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#61
PARSONS ST
RYE, NY 10580
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

871 Students

62 Teachers

84.0
Above National Avg

89% Tested (AP®)

82% Passed (AP®)

#62
55 SUTHERLAND ST
PITTSFORD, NY 14534
G Gold Medal

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,020 Students

84 Teachers

83.8
Above National Avg

88% Tested (AP®)

82% Passed (AP®)

#63
9450 159TH ST
JAMAICA, NY 11451
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

408 Students

24 Teachers

83.7
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#64
1610 NORTH 8TH ST
KANSAS CITY, KS 66101
G Gold Medal

17:1
Larger than National Avg

864 Students

51 Teachers

83.5
Above National Avg

95% Tested (IB)

80% Passed (IB)

#65
10711 KIPP WAY
HOUSTON, TX 77099
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

525 Students

33 Teachers

83.4
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#66
4411 ANDERSON RD
HOUSTON, TX 77053
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

689 Students

45 Teachers

83.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#67
501 SOUTH SAPODILLA AVE
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401
G Gold Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,311 Students

73 Teachers

83.1
Above National Avg

91% Tested (AP®)

81% Passed (AP®)

#68
7309 LAZY CREEK DR
AUSTIN, TX 78724
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

878 Students

57 Teachers

82.9
Above National Avg

89% Tested (AP®)

81% Passed (AP®)

#69
29 FT GREENE PLACE
BROOKLYN, NY 11217
G Gold Medal

23:1
Larger than National Avg

5,141 Students

221 Teachers

82.3
Above National Avg

94% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#70
35800 EAST HIST COLUMBIA RIVER
CORBETT, OR 97019
G Gold Medal

25:1
Larger than National Avg

634 Students

25 Teachers

82.2
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

76% Passed (AP®)

#71
472 MENDON RD
PITTSFORD, NY 14534
G Gold Medal

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

993 Students

83 Teachers

82.2
Above National Avg

90% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#72
251 BAYSIDE RD
ARCATA, CA 95521
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

124 Students

N/A Teachers

82.1
Above National Avg

82% Tested (IB)

82% Passed (IB)

#73
504ROUTE 46 WEST
TETERBORO, NJ 07608
G Gold Medal

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

643 Students

63 Teachers

81.9
Above National Avg

95% Tested (AP®)

77% Passed (AP®)

#74
99 CEDAR SWAMP RD
JERICHO, NY 11753
G Gold Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

1,199 Students

95 Teachers

81.7
Above National Avg

90% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#75
1192 CLARENDON AVE
AVONDALE ESTATES, GA 30002
G Gold Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

322 Students

25 Teachers

81.5
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

75% 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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