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
#65
10711 KIPP WAY
HOUSTON, TX 77099
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

525 Students

33 Teachers

83.4
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#64
1610 NORTH 8TH ST
KANSAS CITY, KS 66101
G Gold Medal

17:1
Larger than National Avg

864 Students

51 Teachers

83.5
Above National Avg

95% Tested (IB)

80% Passed (IB)

#63
9450 159TH ST
JAMAICA, NY 11451
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

408 Students

24 Teachers

83.7
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#62
55 SUTHERLAND ST
PITTSFORD, NY 14534
G Gold Medal

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,020 Students

84 Teachers

83.8
Above National Avg

88% Tested (AP®)

82% Passed (AP®)

#61
PARSONS ST
RYE, NY 10580
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

871 Students

62 Teachers

84.0
Above National Avg

89% Tested (AP®)

82% Passed (AP®)

#60
2800 SOUTH DAKOTA AVE
BROWNSVILLE, TX 78521
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

636 Students

42 Teachers

84.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#59
7100 WHITTIER BLVD
BETHESDA, MD 20817
G Gold Medal

17:1
Larger than National Avg

1,951 Students

114 Teachers

84.2
Above National Avg

89% Tested (AP®)

83% Passed (AP®)

#58
800 MERLIN DR
LAFAYETTE, CO 80026
G Gold Medal

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,444 Students

75 Teachers

84.3
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#57
78 AVE LOUIS PASTEUR
BOSTON, MA 02115
G Gold Medal

23:1
Larger than National Avg

2,384 Students

103 Teachers

84.4
Above National Avg

94% Tested (AP®)

81% Passed (AP®)

#56
1315 DUMBLE
HOUSTON, TX 77023
G Gold Medal

17:1
Larger than National Avg

359 Students

21 Teachers

84.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#55
2001 LEON C. SIMON DR
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70122
G Gold Medal

17:1
Larger than National Avg

657 Students

39 Teachers

84.8
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

81% Passed (AP®)

#54
900 MED HIGH DR
MERCEDES, TX 78570
G Gold Medal

12:1
Near National Avg

675 Students

54 Teachers

84.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#53
2325 WEST SUNSET RD
TUCSON, AZ 85741
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

800 Students

N/A Teachers

85.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#52
11300 GAINSBOROUGH RD
POTOMAC, MD 20854
G Gold Medal

19:1
Larger than National Avg

2,113 Students

111 Teachers

85.6
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#51
606 EAST ROYAL LN
IRVING, TX 75039
G Gold Medal

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

409 Students

35 Teachers

85.7
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

81% Passed (AP®)

#50
123 COLES ST
JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

694 Students

43 Teachers

86.4
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

82% Passed (AP®)

#49
345 CHAMBERS ST
NEW YORK, NY 10282
G Gold Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

3,288 Students

155 Teachers

86.6
Above National Avg

89% Tested (AP®)

86% Passed (AP®)

#48
250 WILDCAT ALLEY
MELBOURNE, FL 32935
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

961 Students

59 Teachers

87.6
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#47
14911 MELBOURNE AVE
FLUSHING, NY 11367
G Gold Medal

22:1
Larger than National Avg

1,098 Students

50 Teachers

87.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#46
13703 ALDINE WESTFIELD RD
HOUSTON, TX 77039
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

823 Students

58 Teachers

87.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#45
1034 NORTH WELLS ST
CHICAGO, IL 60610
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

895 Students

57 Teachers

88.1
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#44
2925 GOULDEN AVE
BRONX, NY 10468
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

371 Students

25 Teachers

89.0
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

86% Passed (AP®)

#43
1101 EUCALYPTUS DR
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94132
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

2,580 Students

N/A Teachers

89.6
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

88% Passed (AP®)

#42
2611 EAST MATOIAN
FRESNO, CA 93740
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

479 Students

N/A Teachers

90.2
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#41
2600 OTTINGER RD
WESTLAKE, TX 76262
G Gold Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

520 Students

41 Teachers

90.6
Above National Avg

91% Tested (IB)

91% Passed (IB)

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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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