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
#2,270
21175 15 MILE RD
BIG RAPIDS, MI 49307
S Silver Medal

23:1
Larger than National Avg

687 Students

30 Teachers

15.0
Near National Avg

22% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#2,269
11040 BROOKSHIRE AVE
DOWNEY, CA 90241
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

4,163 Students

N/A Teachers

15.0
Near National Avg

18% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#2,268
901 COLUS AVE
COLUSA, CA 95932
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

344 Students

N/A Teachers

15.0
Near National Avg

24% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#2,267
350 SOUTH JOHN MCBRIDE AVE
ANGOLA, IN 46703
S Silver Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

963 Students

49 Teachers

15.0
Near National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

10% Passed (AP®)

#2,266
80 STATEROUTE 271 SOUTH
LEWISPORT, KY 42351
S Silver Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

480 Students

32 Teachers

15.0
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#2,265
5101 GARDEN VALLEY RD
GARDEN VALLEY, CA 95633
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

523 Students

N/A Teachers

15.0
Near National Avg

19% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#2,264
26000 BRIGGS RD
ROMOLAND, CA 92585
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

2,720 Students

N/A Teachers

15.1
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#2,263
3498 TREAT HWY
ADRIAN, MI 49221
S Silver Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

375 Students

22 Teachers

15.1
Near National Avg

26% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#2,262
28046 WATSON RD
DEFIANCE, OH 43512
S Silver Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

391 Students

27 Teachers

15.1
Near National Avg

16% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#2,261
NM HWY 63
PECOS, NM 87552
S Silver Medal

19:1
Larger than National Avg

197 Students

11 Teachers

15.1
Near National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

5% 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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