National Rankings Best High Schools

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. Read the full methodology.

National Rank School Students / Teachers College Readiness
#51
525 WEST 50TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10019
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

541 Students

34 Teachers

87.5
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

86% Passed (AP®)

#52
1699 SPRING GARDEN ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19130
G Gold Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,168 Students

58 Teachers

87.4
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#54
700 BROADWAY
NASHVILLE, TN 37203
G Gold Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

917 Students

44 Teachers

86.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

83% Passed (AP®)

#53
2611 EAST MATOIAN M/S UH134
FRESNO, CA 93740
G Gold Medal

24:1
Larger than National Avg

480 Students

20 Teachers

86.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

83% Passed (AP®)

#55
4467 WEST BROADWAY
HAWTHORNE, CA 90250
G Gold Medal

24:1
Larger than National Avg

595 Students

25 Teachers

86.8
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#56
78 AVE LOUIS PASTEUR
BOSTON, MA 02115
G Gold Medal

19:1
Larger than National Avg

2,352 Students

121 Teachers

86.6
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

83% Passed (AP®)

#57
94 50 159TH ST
JAMAICA, NY 11451
G Gold Medal

18:1
Near National Avg

418 Students

24 Teachers

86.3
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#58
200 WHITE OAK LN
SCARSDALE, NY 10583
G Gold Medal

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

918 Students

78 Teachers

86.2
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#59
11036 HAWTHORNE BLVD
LENNOX, CA 90304
G Gold Medal

23:1
Larger than National Avg

565 Students

25 Teachers

85.9
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

82% Passed (AP®)

#60
29 FT GREENE PLACE
BROOKLYN, NY 11217
G Gold Medal

22:1
Larger than National Avg

5,323 Students

244 Teachers

85.8
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

81% Passed (AP®)

#61
7100 WHITTIER BLVD
BETHESDA, MD 20817
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

1,928 Students

114 Teachers

85.2
Above National Avg

91% Tested (AP®)

83% Passed (AP®)

#62
123 COLES ST
JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302
G Gold Medal

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

692 Students

55 Teachers

85.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#63
8509 FM 969 BLDG 513
AUSTIN, TX 78724
G Gold Medal

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

370 Students

29 Teachers

84.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#64
933 BRADBURY SE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87106
G Gold Medal

18:1
Near National Avg

302 Students

17 Teachers

84.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#66
800 MERLIN DR
LAFAYETTE, CO 80026
G Gold Medal

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,446 Students

78 Teachers

84.0
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#65
2100 WOOTTON PARKWAY
ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
G Gold Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

2,318 Students

128 Teachers

84.0
Above National Avg

90% Tested (AP®)

82% Passed (AP®)

#67
2005 VIA BARRETT
SAN LORENZO, CA 94580
G Gold Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

451 Students

22 Teachers

83.6
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#68
PARSONS ST
RYE, NY 10580
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

894 Students

64 Teachers

83.2
Above National Avg

87% Tested (AP®)

82% Passed (AP®)

#71
99 CEDAR SWAMP RD
JERICHO, NY 11753
G Gold Medal

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,199 Students

104 Teachers

83.0
Above National Avg

91% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#69
345 CHAMBERS ST
NEW YORK, NY 10282
G Gold Medal

22:1
Larger than National Avg

3,297 Students

153 Teachers

83.0
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

83% Passed (AP®)

#70
1150 SW 1 ST
MIAMI, FL 33130
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

368 Students

23 Teachers

83.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

77% Passed (AP®)

#72
1717 AVE SOUTH
RIVIERA BEACH, FL 33404
G Gold Medal

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,510 Students

82 Teachers

82.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

77% Passed (AP®)

#73
615 12TH ST
AUGUSTA, GA 30901
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

760 Students

46 Teachers

82.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

76% Passed (AP®)

#74
613 17TH AVE NORTH
NASHVILLE, TN 37203
G Gold Medal

23:1
Larger than National Avg

1,175 Students

52 Teachers

81.6
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#75
186 EAST NORTH ST
BUFFALO, NY 14204
G Gold Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

881 Students

65 Teachers

81.4
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 3
Silver 9
Bronze 15
Non-medaled 73

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