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
#99
5951 VILLAGE CENTER LOOP RD
SAN DIEGO, CA 92130
G Gold Medal

25:1
Larger than National Avg

1,839 Students

74 Teachers

75.9
Above National Avg

82% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#98
4220 EMERSON AVE
DALLAS, TX 75205
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

2,026 Students

137 Teachers

76.1
Above National Avg

87% Tested (AP®)

72% Passed (AP®)

#97
21840 MCCLELLAN RD
CUPERTINO, CA 95014
G Gold Medal

25:1
Larger than National Avg

2,513 Students

99 Teachers

76.3
Above National Avg

80% Tested (AP®)

75% Passed (AP®)

#96
6520 GEORGETOWN PK
MCLEAN, VA 22101
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

2,033 Students

125 Teachers

76.5
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

76% Passed (AP®)

#95
353 CRENSHAW
HOUSTON, TX 77034
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

865 Students

52 Teachers

76.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

69% Passed (AP®)

#94
411 EAST 76TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10021
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

506 Students

30 Teachers

76.7
Above National Avg

84% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#93
2500 JAMES MADISON DR
VIENNA, VA 22181
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

2,002 Students

134 Teachers

76.9
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#92
128 TOWNSHIP
HENDERSONVILLE, TN 37075
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

662 Students

43 Teachers

77.0
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

76% Passed (AP®)

#91
606 SOUTH STATE ST
CHICAGO, IL 60605
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

871 Students

52 Teachers

77.2
Above National Avg

88% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#90
472 MENDON RD
PITTSFORD, NY 14534
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

990 Students

73 Teachers

78.0
Above National Avg

87% Tested (AP®)

75% 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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