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
#31
857 FORBES ST
EAST HARTFORD, CT 06118
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

188 Students

12 Teachers

95.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (IB)

94% Passed (IB)

#32
2925 GOULDEN AVE
BRONX, NY 10468
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

377 Students

24 Teachers

95.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

94% Passed (AP®)

#33
3100 SHENANDOAH ST
HOUSTON, TX 77021
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

871 Students

55 Teachers

95.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

94% Passed (AP®)

#34
75 WEST 205TH ST
BRONX, NY 10468
G Gold Medal

22:1
Larger than National Avg

3,013 Students

134 Teachers

94.1
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

93% Passed (AP®)

#35
325 BUSHWICK AVE
BROOKLYN, NY 11206
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

468 Students

27 Teachers

93.9
Above National Avg

97% Tested (IB)

93% Passed (IB)

#36
5501 NORTH KEDZIE AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60625
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

1,053 Students

62 Teachers

93.3
Above National Avg

95% Tested (AP®)

93% Passed (AP®)

#37
7309 LAZY CREEK DR
AUSTIN, TX 78724
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

907 Students

55 Teachers

92.9
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

92% Passed (AP®)

#38
900 MED HIGH DR
MERCEDES, TX 78570
G Gold Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

708 Students

54 Teachers

91.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

89% Passed (AP®)

#39
350 GRAND ST
NEW YORK, NY 10002
G Gold Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

352 Students

27 Teachers

91.4
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

89% Passed (AP®)

#40
149 11 MELBOURNE AVE
FLUSHING, NY 11367
G Gold Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,140 Students

54 Teachers

91.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

88% 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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