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
#1,919
2045 GESSNER
HOUSTON, TX 77080
S Silver Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

2,002 Students

127 Teachers

19.5
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#1,918
7001 LEWISTON RD
OAKFIELD, NY 14125
S Silver Medal

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

466 Students

42 Teachers

19.6
Near National Avg

30% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#1,917
511 UNIVERSITY DR
SOMERSET, KY 42503
S Silver Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

1,075 Students

68 Teachers

19.6
Near National Avg

35% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#1,916
4549 MALUS DR
SALEM, VA 24153
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

586 Students

N/A Teachers

19.6
Near National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#1,915
7801 CANDELARIA NE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87110
S Silver Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,949 Students

108 Teachers

19.6
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#1,914
3343 LEXINGTON RD
PARIS, KY 40361
S Silver Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

878 Students

51 Teachers

19.6
Near National Avg

35% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#1,913
1088 WEST BEARKAT DR
CUSHING, TX 75760
S Silver Medal

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

272 Students

27 Teachers

19.6
Near National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#1,912
3500 AGUALINDA BLVD
CAPE CORAL, FL 33914
S Silver Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,740 Students

84 Teachers

19.6
Near National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#1,911
1360 EAST GRAY ST
MARTINSVILLE, IN 46151
S Silver Medal

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,634 Students

87 Teachers

19.7
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#1,910
100 TROJAN CIRCLE
DRY FORK, VA 24549
S Silver Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

866 Students

54 Teachers

19.7
Near National Avg

24% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#1,909
31437 HILLMAN HWY
GLADE SPRING, VA 24340
S Silver Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

409 Students

29 Teachers

19.7
Near National Avg

33% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#1,908
2 WALT RD
PENNSBURG, PA 18073
S Silver Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

982 Students

65 Teachers

19.7
Near National Avg

24% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#1,907
58 CIRCUIT ST
ROXBURY, MA 02119
S Silver Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

291 Students

22 Teachers

19.7
Near National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

0% Passed (AP®)

#1,906
700 VICTORY DR
WAYCROSS, GA 31503
S Silver Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

1,523 Students

101 Teachers

19.7
Near National Avg

32% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#1,905
30 ZIMMERMAN DR
WAYNESBURG, PA 15370
S Silver Medal

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

633 Students

50 Teachers

19.7
Near National Avg

39% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#1,904
184 CAMPUS DR
WEST JEFFERS, NC 28694
S Silver Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

905 Students

66 Teachers

19.8
Near National Avg

24% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#1,903
3109 MILES RD
SACHSE, TX 75048
S Silver Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

2,609 Students

153 Teachers

19.8
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#1,902
11530 BEATTIES FORD RD
HUNTERSVILLE, NC 28078
S Silver Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,718 Students

96 Teachers

19.8
Near National Avg

31% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#1,901
8045 NORTH 47TH AVE
GLENDALE, AZ 85302
S Silver Medal

23:1
Larger than National Avg

1,886 Students

82 Teachers

19.8
Near National Avg

34% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#1,900
1635 SOUTH 600 WEST
TOPEKA, IN 46571
S Silver Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

792 Students

44 Teachers

19.8
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#1,899
830 CENTURY PLACE
GAINESVILLE, GA 30501
S Silver Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

1,537 Students

94 Teachers

19.8
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#1,898
923 SOUTH 9TH ST
MIDLOTHIAN, TX 76065
S Silver Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

2,345 Students

136 Teachers

19.8
Near National Avg

33% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#1,897
406 SAINT FRANCIS ST
MARKED TREE, AR 72365
S Silver Medal

9:1
Smaller than National Avg

163 Students

19 Teachers

19.9
Near National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

9% Passed (AP®)

#1,896
1 MAIN ST
VALLEY PARK, MO 63088
S Silver Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

285 Students

21 Teachers

19.9
Near National Avg

22% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#1,895
1917 B ST
MARYSVILLE, CA 95901
S Silver Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

335 Students

20 Teachers

19.9
Near National Avg

26% Tested (AP®)

18% 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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