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
#2,042
13990 CASTROVILLE BLVD
CASTROVILLE, CA 95012
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

1,254 Students

N/A Teachers

17.6
Near National Avg

23% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#1,379
10215 NORTH 43RD AVE
PHOENIX, AZ 85051
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

802 Students

N/A Teachers

26.2
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#72
251 BAYSIDE RD
ARCATA, CA 95521
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

124 Students

N/A Teachers

82.1
Above National Avg

82% Tested (IB)

82% Passed (IB)

#760
425 CASTLE ROCK RD
WALNUT CREEK, CA 94598
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

1,490 Students

N/A Teachers

38.0
Above National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#77
3300 WEST SPARROW AVE
FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86004
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

387 Students

N/A Teachers

80.9
Above National Avg

88% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#1,089
9601 ZELZAH AVE
NORTHRIDGE, CA 91325
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

1,068 Students

N/A Teachers

31.2
Above National Avg

73% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#1,679
1016 WEST CYPRESS AVE
COVINA, CA 91722
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

1,625 Students

N/A Teachers

21.9
Near National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#321
4515 PORTOLA PARKWAY
IRVINE, CA 92620
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

1,947 Students

N/A Teachers

53.2
Above National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

51% Passed (AP®)

#2,087
49 MIDLAND DR
NORWICH, NY 13815
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

687 Students

N/A Teachers

17.0
Near National Avg

24% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

2609 WEST 5TH ST
SANTA ANA, CA 92703
B Bronze Medal

N/A
N/A

281 Students

N/A Teachers

14.0
Near National Avg

32% Tested (AP®)

8% Passed (AP®)

30401 RESERVOIR AVE
NUEVO, CA 92567
B Bronze Medal

N/A
N/A

383 Students

N/A Teachers

3.0
Below National Avg

8% Tested (AP®)

1% Passed (AP®)

#389
899 KANAN RD
OAK PARK, CA 91377
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

1,355 Students

N/A Teachers

50.3
Above National Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

49% Passed (AP®)

#665
1120 HARVARD WAY
EL DORADO HILLS, CA 95762
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

2,241 Students

N/A Teachers

40.6
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#1,070
3877 LUSK ST
OAKLAND, CA 94608
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

534 Students

N/A Teachers

31.6
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#1,947
1710 CIRBY WAY
ROSEVILLE, CA 95661
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

1,570 Students

N/A Teachers

18.6
Near National Avg

26% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#1,519
17071 GOTHARD ST
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92647
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

1,450 Students

N/A Teachers

24.0
Above National Avg

32% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#980
401 PALOMA AVE
PACIFICA, CA 94044
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

552 Students

N/A Teachers

33.1
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#1,209
1 PIRATES COVE
OCEANSIDE, CA 92054
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

2,447 Students

N/A Teachers

29.0
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#803
1925 MAGDALENA AVE
CHULA VISTA, CA 91913
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

1,732 Students

N/A Teachers

36.6
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#2,223
901 WEST FRANCIS ST
ONTARIO, CA 91762
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

2,932 Students

N/A Teachers

15.5
Near National Avg

24% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#580
600 SOUTH PINE ST
RICHMOND, VA 23220
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

190 Students

1 Teacher

43.1
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#299
1010 NORTH MAIN ST
SANTA ANA, CA 92701
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

1,573 Students

N/A Teachers

54.4
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#1,786
707 HARDIN RD
NEWMAN, CA 95360
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

786 Students

N/A Teachers

20.5
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#1,095
1250 OLYMPIC PARKWAY
CHULA VISTA, CA 91913
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

2,721 Students

N/A Teachers

31.1
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#16
5172 ORANGE AVE
CYPRESS, CA 90630
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

1,128 Students

N/A Teachers

99.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

99% Passed (AP®)

#11
255 SWIFT ST
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

480 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#705
615 SUNSET DR
PACIFIC GROVE, CA 93950
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

384 Students

N/A Teachers

39.4
Above National Avg

42% Tested (AP®)

39% Passed (AP®)

#1,004
6851 LAMPSON AVE
GARDEN GROVE, CA 92845
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

1,858 Students

N/A Teachers

32.7
Above National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#339
15777 BOWDOIN ST
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA 90272
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

2,887 Students

N/A Teachers

52.2
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#1,161
43570 PHYLLIS JACKSON LN
PALM DESERT, CA 92260
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

2,042 Students

N/A Teachers

30.0
Above National Avg

42% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#1,803
2401 EAST BARISTO RD
PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

2,196 Students

N/A Teachers

20.4
Near National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#1,861
31375 BRADLEY RD
MENIFEE, CA 92584
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

2,716 Students

N/A Teachers

19.7
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#269
600 CLOYDEN RD
PALOS VERDES ESTATES, CA 90274
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

1,822 Students

N/A Teachers

56.0
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

54% Passed (AP®)

#156
27118 SILVER SPUR RD
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, CA 90274
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

2,402 Students

N/A Teachers

66.1
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

64% Passed (AP®)

#2,012
5911 MAXWELL DR
PARADISE, CA 95969
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

1,266 Students

N/A Teachers

17.8
Near National Avg

23% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#2,153
14429 SOUTH DOWNEY AVE
PARAMOUNT, CA 90723
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

4,922 Students

N/A Teachers

16.3
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#1,211
2925 EAST SIERRA MADRE BLVD
PASADENA, CA 91107
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

2,070 Students

N/A Teachers

29.0
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#661
6702 WANDERMERE DR
SAN DIEGO, CA 92120
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

2,524 Students

N/A Teachers

40.7
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#1,178
201 FAIR ST
PETALUMA, CA 94952
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

1,315 Students

N/A Teachers

29.7
Above National Avg

39% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#1,998
641 NORSEMAN DR
MODESTO, CA 95357
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

2,013 Students

N/A Teachers

18.0
Near National Avg

22% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#140
800 MAGNOLIA AVE
PIEDMONT, CA 94611
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

765 Students

N/A Teachers

67.7
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

67% Passed (AP®)

#1,067
1377 PIEDMONT RD
SAN JOSE, CA 95132
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

2,189 Students

N/A Teachers

31.6
Above National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

960 WILDWOOD RD
ARBUCKLE, CA 95912
B Bronze Medal

N/A
N/A

354 Students

N/A Teachers

9.9
Near National Avg

13% Tested (AP®)

9% Passed (AP®)

#662
1290 BLOSSOM HILL RD
SAN JOSE, CA 95118
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

1,641 Students

N/A Teachers

40.7
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#1,615
10800 BEN AVON
WHITTIER, CA 90606
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

1,467 Students

N/A Teachers

22.5
Near National Avg

32% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

675 PANTHER DR
SANTA MARIA, CA 93454
B Bronze Medal

N/A
N/A

2,625 Students

N/A Teachers

10.1
Near National Avg

15% Tested (AP®)

9% Passed (AP®)

#1,621
275 ORANGE ST
AUBURN, CA 95603
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

1,368 Students

N/A Teachers

22.5
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#2,136
9531 BOND RD
ELK GROVE, CA 95624
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

2,454 Students

N/A Teachers

16.5
Near National Avg

20% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#2,274
1475 EAST AVE
CHICO, CA 95926
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

1,958 Students

N/A Teachers

14.9
Near National Avg

20% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#513
2335 CHATSWORTH BLVD
SAN DIEGO, CA 92106
S Silver Medal

N/A
N/A

2,054 Students

N/A Teachers

45.2
Above National Avg

66% Tested (AP®)

38% 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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