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
#21
325 BUSHWICK AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11206
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

336 Students

20 Teachers

97.0
Above National Avg

97% Tested (IB)

97% Passed (IB)

#22
11133 NE 65TH ST
KIRKLAND, WA 98033
G Gold Medal

23:1
Larger than National Avg

375 Students

16 Teachers

96.8
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

96% Passed (AP®)

#23
610 MAIN ST
EVANSVILLE, IN 47708
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

325 Students

23 Teachers

96.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

95% Passed (AP®)

#24
1201 EAST EIGHTH ST
DALLAS, TX 75203
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

392 Students

29 Teachers

96.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

95% Passed (AP®)

#25
1150 SW 1 ST
MIAMI, FL 33130
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

360 Students

22 Teachers

95.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

94% Passed (AP®)

#26
3100 SHENANDOAH ST
HOUSTON, TX 77021
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

865 Students

57 Teachers

95.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

94% Passed (AP®)

#27
16800 SHOEMAKER AVE
CERRITOS, CA 90703
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

1,023 Students

N/A Teachers

95.5
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

95% Passed (AP®)

#28
55 NORTH GREENFIELD RD
GILBERT, AZ 85234
G Gold Medal

9:1
Smaller than National Avg

163 Students

18 Teachers

94.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

93% Passed (AP®)

#29
421 NORTH ARCADIA BLVD
TUCSON, AZ 85711
G Gold Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

852 Students

41 Teachers

94.4
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

94% Passed (AP®)

#30
9500 GILMAN DR MC 0536
LA JOLLA, CA 92093
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

816 Students

N/A Teachers

93.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

92% 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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