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
#2,009
2003 SOUTH MILLER ST
SHELBYVILLE, IN 46176
S Silver Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,146 Students

58 Teachers

18.3
Near National Avg

33% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#2,008
3857 WEST 111TH ST
CHICAGO, IL 60655
S Silver Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

577 Students

43 Teachers

18.4
Near National Avg

34% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#2,007
1001 SE 135TH AVE
PORTLAND, OR 97233
S Silver Medal

23:1
Larger than National Avg

3,219 Students

137 Teachers

18.4
Near National Avg

25% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#2,006
110 JAMES ST
ELKTON, MD 21921
S Silver Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

1,097 Students

77 Teachers

18.4
Near National Avg

22% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#2,005
1525 THIRD WEST AVE
KEMMERER, WY 83116
S Silver Medal

6:1
Smaller than National Avg

155 Students

28 Teachers

18.4
Near National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#2,004
20 MEMORIAL ST
EXETER, PA 18643
S Silver Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

1,193 Students

70 Teachers

18.4
Near National Avg

24% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#2,003
720 WEST NORTH ST
PASS CHRISTIAN, MS 39571
S Silver Medal

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

504 Students

39 Teachers

18.4
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#2,002
3601 SW 89TH AVE
MIRAMAR, FL 33025
S Silver Medal

22:1
Larger than National Avg

2,567 Students

117 Teachers

18.4
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#2,001
79255 WESTWARD HO DR
LA QUINTA, CA 92253
S Silver Medal

29:1
Larger than National Avg

2,999 Students

103 Teachers

18.4
Near National Avg

25% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#2,000
1800 PLEASURE ISLAND RD
EAGLE RIVER, WI 54521
S Silver Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

497 Students

38 Teachers

18.4
Near National Avg

23% Tested (AP®)

17% 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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