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
#11
4000 KOZLOSKI RD
FREEHOLD, NJ 07728
G Gold Medal

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

314 Students

26 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (IB)

100% Passed (IB)

#12
1149 WEST 13TH ST
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32209
G Gold Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,595 Students

81 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#13
11133 NE 65TH ST
KIRKLAND, WA 98033
G Gold Medal

23:1
Larger than National Avg

380 Students

16 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#14
95 HIGH ST
LIMESTONE, ME 04750
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

108 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#15
15 VERNON ST
HARTFORD, CT 06106
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

390 Students

27 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#16
5109A WEST ENTERPRISE ST
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

618 Students

41 Teachers

99.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

99% Passed (AP®)

#17
445 128TH AVE SE
BELLEVUE, WA 98005
G Gold Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

547 Students

28 Teachers

98.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

99% Passed (AP®)

#18
921 WEST JEFF DAVIS
MONTGOMERY, AL 36108
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

456 Students

31 Teachers

98.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

98% Passed (AP®)

#19
4001 NE 2ND AVE
MIAMI, FL 33137
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

480 Students

32 Teachers

98.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#20
BCC NEWMAN SPRINGS RD
LINCROFT, NJ 07738
G Gold Medal

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

283 Students

26 Teachers

97.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% 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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