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
#159
1776 RARITAN RD
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ 07076
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

255 Students

15 Teachers

65.7
Above National Avg

80% Tested (AP®)

61% Passed (AP®)

400 IRVING AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11237
B Bronze Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

359 Students

23 Teachers

N/A
N/A

10% Tested (AP®)

N/A Passed (AP®)

#191
1776 RARITAN RD
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ 07076
G Gold Medal

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

247 Students

23 Teachers

61.5
Above National Avg

64% Tested (AP®)

61% Passed (AP®)

#1,000
1700 MACOMBS RD
BRONX, NY 10453
S Silver Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

364 Students

25 Teachers

32.8
Above National Avg

42% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#738
5715 SOUTH 1300 EAST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84121
S Silver Medal

24:1
Larger than National Avg

479 Students

20 Teachers

38.6
Above National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

520 WEST MAIN ST
ROCKAWAY, NJ 07866
B Bronze Medal

N/A
N/A

88 Students

N/A Teachers

N/A
N/A

N/A Tested (N/A)

N/A Passed (N/A)

183 SOUTH 3RD ST
BROOKLYN, NY 11211
B Bronze Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

373 Students

25 Teachers

11.8
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

7% Passed (AP®)

602 EAST MAIN ST
LITTLE RIVER, TX 76554
B Bronze Medal

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

319 Students

30 Teachers

12.5
Near National Avg

17% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#178
2325 HECK AVE
NEPTUNE, NJ 07753
G Gold Medal

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

289 Students

25 Teachers

62.5
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

63% Passed (AP®)

#433
2801 41ST AVE
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101
G Gold Medal

19:1
Larger than National Avg

684 Students

37 Teachers

48.3
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

44% 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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