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
#41
1790 EDUCATIONAL PARK DR
SAN JOSE, CA 95133
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

355 Students

21 Teachers

90.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

88% Passed (AP®)

#42
9500 GILMAN DR MC 0536
LA JOLLA, CA 92093
G Gold Medal

22:1
Larger than National Avg

817 Students

36 Teachers

90.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#43
485 CLAWSON ST
STATEN ISLAND, NY 10306
G Gold Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,104 Students

53 Teachers

89.9
Above National Avg

94% Tested (AP®)

88% Passed (AP®)

#44
3637 MAGEE AVE
OAKLAND, CA 94619
G Gold Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

192 Students

9 Teachers

89.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

86% Passed (AP®)

#45
15 UNIVERSITY ST
GREENVILLE, SC 29601
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

199 Students

N/A Teachers

89.2
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#46
501 SOUTH SAPODILLA AVE
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401
G Gold Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,296 Students

72 Teachers

89.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

85% Passed (AP®)

#47
4904 NORTH DUNCAN DR
COEUR D'ALENE, ID 83815
G Gold Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

634 Students

31 Teachers

88.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

85% Passed (AP®)

#48
180 EAST MERRITT AVE
MERRITT ISLAND, FL 32953
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

942 Students

55 Teachers

88.0
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

85% Passed (AP®)

#49
1034 NORTH WELLS ST
CHICAGO, IL 60610
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

883 Students

53 Teachers

87.8
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#50
1101 EUCALYPTUS DR
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94132
G Gold Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

2,632 Students

123 Teachers

87.7
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

86% 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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