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®)

#1
1201 EAST EIGHTH ST
DALLAS, TX 75203
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

240 Students

14 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#8
1201 EAST EIGHTH ST
DALLAS, TX 75203
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

388 Students

23 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#12
1149 WEST 13TH ST
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32209
G Gold Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,595 Students

81 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#4
6560 BRADDOCK RD
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22312
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

1,854 Students

108 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#7
421 NORTH ARCADIA BLVD
TUCSON, AZ 85711
G Gold Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

893 Students

42 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#16
5109A WEST ENTERPRISE ST
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

618 Students

41 Teachers

99.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

99% Passed (AP®)

#17
445 128TH AVE SE
BELLEVUE, WA 98005
G Gold Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

547 Students

28 Teachers

98.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

99% Passed (AP®)

#18
921 WEST JEFF DAVIS
MONTGOMERY, AL 36108
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

456 Students

31 Teachers

98.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

98% Passed (AP®)

#19
4001 NE 2ND AVE
MIAMI, FL 33137
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

480 Students

32 Teachers

98.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#20
BCC NEWMAN SPRINGS RD
LINCROFT, NJ 07738
G Gold Medal

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

283 Students

26 Teachers

97.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#21
610 MAIN ST
EVANSVILLE, IN 47708
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

336 Students

23 Teachers

97.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#22
16800 SHOEMAKER AVE
CERRITOS, CA 90703
G Gold Medal

26:1
Larger than National Avg

1,021 Students

39 Teachers

97.5
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#23
10401 SCOTT ST
HOUSTON, TX 77051
G Gold Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

523 Students

29 Teachers

97.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

96% Passed (AP®)

#24
2480 SW EIGHTH ST
MIAMI, FL 33135
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

347 Students

22 Teachers

97.2
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

96% Passed (AP®)

#25
255 SWIFT ST
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060
G Gold Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

510 Students

28 Teachers

97.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

96% Passed (AP®)

#26
17770 SW BLANTON ST
ALOHA, OR 97007
G Gold Medal

23:1
Larger than National Avg

350 Students

15 Teachers

96.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (IB)

96% Passed (IB)

#27
55 NORTH GREENFIELD RD
GILBERT, AZ 85234
G Gold Medal

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

183 Students

18 Teachers

96.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

95% Passed (AP®)

#28
13703 ALDINE WESTFIELD RD
HOUSTON, TX 77039
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

854 Students

55 Teachers

96.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

95% Passed (AP®)

#29
9419 WEST VAN BUREN ST
TOLLESON, AZ 85353
G Gold Medal

33:1
Larger than National Avg

436 Students

13 Teachers

96.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

95% Passed (AP®)

#30
401 SOUTH 1ST ST
DONNA, TX 78537
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

805 Students

50 Teachers

95.9
Above National Avg

99% Tested (IB)

95% Passed (IB)

#31
857 FORBES ST
EAST HARTFORD, CT 06118
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

188 Students

12 Teachers

95.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (IB)

94% Passed (IB)

#32
2925 GOULDEN AVE
BRONX, NY 10468
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

377 Students

24 Teachers

95.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

94% Passed (AP®)

#33
3100 SHENANDOAH ST
HOUSTON, TX 77021
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

871 Students

55 Teachers

95.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

94% Passed (AP®)

#34
75 WEST 205TH ST
BRONX, NY 10468
G Gold Medal

22:1
Larger than National Avg

3,013 Students

134 Teachers

94.1
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

93% Passed (AP®)

#35
325 BUSHWICK AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11206
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

468 Students

27 Teachers

93.9
Above National Avg

97% Tested (IB)

93% Passed (IB)

#36
5501 NORTH KEDZIE AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60625
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

1,053 Students

62 Teachers

93.3
Above National Avg

95% Tested (AP®)

93% Passed (AP®)

#37
7309 LAZY CREEK DR
AUSTIN, TX 78724
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

907 Students

55 Teachers

92.9
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

92% Passed (AP®)

#38
900 MED HIGH DR
MERCEDES, TX 78570
G Gold Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

708 Students

54 Teachers

91.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

89% Passed (AP®)

#39
350 GRAND ST
NEW YORK, NY 10002
G Gold Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

352 Students

27 Teachers

91.4
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

89% Passed (AP®)

#40
149 11 MELBOURNE AVE
FLUSHING, NY 11367
G Gold Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,140 Students

54 Teachers

91.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

88% Passed (AP®)

#41
1790 EDUCATIONAL PARK DR
SAN JOSE, CA 95133
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

355 Students

21 Teachers

90.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

88% Passed (AP®)

#42
9500 GILMAN DR MC 0536
LA JOLLA, CA 92093
G Gold Medal

22:1
Larger than National Avg

817 Students

36 Teachers

90.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#43
485 CLAWSON ST
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10306
G Gold Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,104 Students

53 Teachers

89.9
Above National Avg

94% Tested (AP®)

88% Passed (AP®)

#44
3637 MAGEE AVE
OAKLAND, CA 94619
G Gold Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

192 Students

9 Teachers

89.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

86% Passed (AP®)

#45
15 UNIVERSITY ST
GREENVILLE, SC 29601
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

199 Students

N/A Teachers

89.2
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#46
501 SOUTH SAPODILLA AVE
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401
G Gold Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,296 Students

72 Teachers

89.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

85% Passed (AP®)

#47
4904 NORTH DUNCAN DR
COEUR D'ALENE, ID 83815
G Gold Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

634 Students

31 Teachers

88.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

85% Passed (AP®)

#48
180 EAST MERRITT AVE
MERRITT ISLAND, FL 32953
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

942 Students

55 Teachers

88.0
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

85% Passed (AP®)

#49
1034 NORTH WELLS ST
CHICAGO, IL 60610
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

883 Students

53 Teachers

87.8
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#50
1101 EUCALYPTUS DR
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94132
G Gold Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

2,632 Students

123 Teachers

87.7
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

86% 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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