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
320 PORTER AVE
BUFFALO, NY 14201
B Bronze Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

384 Students

22 Teachers

N/A
N/A

12% Tested (AP®)

N/A Passed (AP®)

25 EAGLE LN
HYDEN, KY 41749
B Bronze Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

516 Students

31 Teachers

4.7
Below National Avg

9% Tested (AP®)

3% Passed (AP®)

33415 HWY 21
LESTERVILLE, MO 63654
B Bronze Medal

9:1
Smaller than National Avg

103 Students

12 Teachers

N/A
N/A

N/A Tested (N/A)

N/A Passed (N/A)

#1,022
521 WEST 4TH AVE
SPOKANE, WA 99204
S Silver Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,952 Students

96 Teachers

32.4
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

LIONS LN
VANCEBURG, KY 41179
B Bronze Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

682 Students

38 Teachers

N/A
N/A

N/A Tested (N/A)

N/A Passed (N/A)

#488
4061 CREEK RD
YOUNGSTOWN, NY 14174
G Gold Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

779 Students

61 Teachers

46.1
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

40% Passed (AP®)

3971 LEWISVILLE HIGH SCHOOL RO
RICHBURG, SC 29729
B Bronze Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

391 Students

24 Teachers

11.2
Near National Avg

18% Tested (AP®)

9% Passed (AP®)

#1,100
2463 AUGUSTA HWY
LEXINGTON, SC 29072
S Silver Medal

19:1
Larger than National Avg

2,855 Students

152 Teachers

31.0
Above National Avg

35% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#204
251 WALTHAM ST
LEXINGTON, MA 02421
G Gold Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

1,983 Students

156 Teachers

60.5
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

60% Passed (AP®)

101 SCHOOL ST
LEXINGTON, AL 35648
B Bronze Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

913 Students

55 Teachers

8.0
Below National Avg

16% Tested (AP®)

5% 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®)

#2,006
1611 WEST 2ND
LIBERAL, KS 67901
S Silver Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

1,206 Students

75 Teachers

17.9
Near National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#734
24 TWIN LAKES RD
WINTHROP, WA 98862
S Silver Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

247 Students

15 Teachers

38.6
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

103 WEST YOUNG ST
LIBERTY CENTER, OH 43532
B Bronze Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

388 Students

20 Teachers

N/A
N/A

N/A Tested (N/A)

N/A Passed (N/A)

1063 EAST LEWIS LN
NAMPA, ID 83686
B Bronze Medal

28:1
Larger than National Avg

450 Students

16 Teachers

4.1
Below National Avg

8% Tested (AP®)

3% Passed (AP®)

12592 NW MYERS ANN ST
BRISTOL, FL 32321
B Bronze Medal

12:1
Near National Avg

312 Students

25 Teachers

N/A
N/A

N/A Tested (N/A)

N/A Passed (N/A)

9621 WEST SPECKLED GECKO DR
PEORIA, AZ 85383
B Bronze Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,657 Students

78 Teachers

7.3
Below National Avg

12% Tested (AP®)

6% Passed (AP®)

#1,117
12220 RD 36
MADERA, CA 93636
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

588 Students

N/A Teachers

30.7
Above National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

125 BUCKLEY ST
LIBERTY, NY 12754
B Bronze Medal

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

489 Students

44 Teachers

10.8
Near National Avg

17% Tested (AP®)

9% Passed (AP®)

#1,790
21945 NW WAGON WAY
HILLSBORO, OR 97214
S Silver Medal

22:1
Larger than National Avg

1,290 Students

58 Teachers

20.5
Near National Avg

33% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#856
15250 ROLATER RD
FRISCO, TX 75035
S Silver Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

1,739 Students

134 Teachers

35.6
Above National Avg

42% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

1700 COAL RIVER RD
GLEN DANIEL, WV 25844
B Bronze Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

532 Students

41 Teachers

N/A
N/A

N/A Tested (N/A)

N/A Passed (N/A)

#503
708 WEST PARK AVE
LIBERTYVILLE, IL 60048
S Silver Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

1,991 Students

126 Teachers

45.7
Above National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

45% Passed (AP®)

4400 SOUTH R L THORNTON FWY
DALLAS, TX 75224
B Bronze Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

1,314 Students

86 Teachers

2.2
Below National Avg

4% Tested (AP®)

1% Passed (AP®)

2600 26TH AVE SOUTH
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55406
B Bronze Medal

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

158 Students

14 Teachers

N/A
N/A

N/A Tested (N/A)

N/A Passed (N/A)

444 HEGENBERGER RD
OAKLAND, CA 94621
B Bronze Medal

N/A
N/A

204 Students

N/A Teachers

N/A
N/A

N/A Tested (N/A)

N/A Passed (N/A)

#1,756
40 SPRINGER RD
LIGONIER, PA 15658
S Silver Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

572 Students

40 Teachers

21.0
Near National Avg

24% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

874 F AVE
LIMON, CO 80828
B Bronze Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

262 Students

18 Teachers

N/A
N/A

N/A Tested (N/A)

N/A Passed (N/A)

#749
72 LINWOOD DR
LINCOLN, NH 03251
S Silver Medal

7:1
Smaller than National Avg

107 Students

15 Teachers

38.3
Above National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

37% Passed (AP®)

1111 EDWARDS ST
PANACA, NV 89042
B Bronze Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

193 Students

12 Teachers

N/A
N/A

N/A Tested (N/A)

N/A Passed (N/A)

#1,141
2111 WOODLAND
KANSAS CITY, MO 64108
S Silver Medal

17:1
Larger than National Avg

963 Students

55 Teachers

30.3
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

790 J ST
LINCOLN, CA 95648
B Bronze Medal

N/A
N/A

1,514 Students

N/A Teachers

12.6
Near National Avg

16% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

101 WEST LAMINE ST
LINCOLN, MO 65338
B Bronze Medal

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

231 Students

19 Teachers

N/A
N/A

N/A Tested (N/A)

N/A Passed (N/A)

78989 AL HWY 77
LINCOLN, AL 35096
B Bronze Medal

17:1
Larger than National Avg

541 Students

31 Teachers

11.5
Near National Avg

19% Tested (AP®)

9% Passed (AP®)

#1,955
201 EAST SCHOOL ST
LINCOLN, AR 72744
S Silver Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

360 Students

26 Teachers

18.5
Near National Avg

39% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#1,726
6844 ALEXANDRIA PLACE
STOCKTON, CA 95207
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

2,662 Students

N/A Teachers

21.4
Near National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#722
1600 SW SALMON ST
PORTLAND, OR 97205
S Silver Medal

22:1
Larger than National Avg

1,410 Students

64 Teachers

39.0
Above National Avg

41% Tested (IB)

38% Passed (IB)

924 WEST 9TH ST
PORT ANGELES, WA 98363
B Bronze Medal

19:1
Larger than National Avg

104 Students

5 Teachers

N/A
N/A

N/A Tested (N/A)

N/A Passed (N/A)

501 CRESCENT AVE
ELLWOOD CITY, PA 16117
B Bronze Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

925 Students

63 Teachers

8.0
Below National Avg

16% Tested (AP®)

5% Passed (AP®)

#569
1806 AVE I
FORT PIERCE, FL 34950
S Silver Medal

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,763 Students

92 Teachers

43.4
Above National Avg

44% Tested (IB)

43% Passed (IB)

#309
2001 NORTH ORCHARD ST
CHICAGO, IL 60614
G Gold Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

2,231 Students

125 Teachers

53.6
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

49% Passed (AP®)

#1,264
201 COLORADO AVE
FRANKFORT, IL 60423
S Silver Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

2,252 Students

128 Teachers

28.0
Above National Avg

35% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#2,068
803 NORTH ASPEN ST
LINCOLNTON, NC 28092
S Silver Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

894 Students

60 Teachers

17.3
Near National Avg

30% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

15945 MIDDLE POINT RD
VAN WERT, OH 45891
B Bronze Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

366 Students

26 Teachers

2.7
Below National Avg

3% Tested (AP®)

3% Passed (AP®)

920 EAST HUBBARD
LINDALE, TX 75771
B Bronze Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

1,103 Students

79 Teachers

5.9
Below National Avg

9% Tested (AP®)

5% Passed (AP®)

#766
4900 SOUTH LINDBERGH
ST LOUIS, MO 63126
S Silver Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,956 Students

111 Teachers

37.9
Above National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#971
6130 SOUTH WOLCOTT AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60636
S Silver Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

886 Students

53 Teachers

33.2
Above National Avg

66% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#2,159
18527 EAST FRONT ST
LINDEN, CA 95236
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

766 Students

N/A Teachers

16.2
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

321 NORTH MAIN ST
LINDEN, AL 36748
B Bronze Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

195 Students

11 Teachers

N/A
N/A

N/A Tested (N/A)

N/A Passed (N/A)

4446 OLIVE DR
OLIVEHURST, CA 95961
B Bronze Medal

N/A
N/A

1,268 Students

N/A Teachers

10.8
Near National Avg

18% Tested (AP®)

8% 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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