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
#15
15 VERNON ST
HARTFORD, CT 06106
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

390 Students

27 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#2
11440 NORTH 136TH ST
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85259
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

701 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#5
3825 EAST 2ND ST
TUCSON, AZ 85716
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

699 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#11
4000 KOZLOSKI RD
FREEHOLD, NJ 07728
G Gold Medal

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

314 Students

26 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (IB)

100% Passed (IB)

#3
970 MCELVANEY LN
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30044
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

696 Students

40 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#9
1020 EAST SQUARE LAKE RD
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI 48304
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

1,336 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (IB)

100% Passed (IB)

#13
11133 NE 65TH ST
KIRKLAND, WA 98033
G Gold Medal

23:1
Larger than National Avg

380 Students

16 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#14
95 HIGH ST
LIMESTONE, ME 04750
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

108 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#10
5172 ORANGE AVE
CYPRESS, CA 90630
G Gold Medal

29:1
Larger than National Avg

1,142 Students

39 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#6
1 PYTHON PATH
OSPREY, FL 34229
G Gold Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

2,196 Students

121 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% 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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