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
#101
2500 JAMES MADISON DR
VIENNA, VA 22181
G Gold Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

2,000 Students

100 Teachers

75.3
Above National Avg

87% Tested (AP®)

71% Passed (AP®)

#102
4220 EMERSON AVE
DALLAS, TX 75205
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

2,017 Students

141 Teachers

75.2
Above National Avg

88% Tested (AP®)

71% Passed (AP®)

#103
1800 SOUTH LEMAY AVE
FORT COLLINS, CO 80525
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

764 Students

50 Teachers

75.0
Above National Avg

86% Tested (AP®)

71% Passed (AP®)

#104
200 WHITE OAK LN
SCARSDALE, NY 10583
G Gold Medal

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

914 Students

76 Teachers

74.7
Above National Avg

82% Tested (AP®)

72% Passed (AP®)

#105
2100 WOOTTON PARKWAY
ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
G Gold Medal

19:1
Larger than National Avg

2,409 Students

129 Teachers

74.6
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

71% Passed (AP®)

#106
250 RICHARD MONTGOMERY DR
ROCKVILLE, MD 20852
G Gold Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

2,044 Students

114 Teachers

74.6
Above National Avg

82% Tested (AP®)

72% Passed (AP®)

#107
1633 DAVIDSON RD
MCLEAN, VA 22101
G Gold Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,952 Students

99 Teachers

74.4
Above National Avg

81% Tested (AP®)

72% Passed (AP®)

#108
11 BACON RD
OLD WESTBURY, NY 11568
G Gold Medal

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

788 Students

71 Teachers

74.3
Above National Avg

83% Tested (AP®)

72% Passed (AP®)

#109
21840 MCCLELLAN RD
CUPERTINO, CA 95014
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

2,496 Students

N/A Teachers

73.8
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

72% Passed (AP®)

#110
3434 SOUTH R L THORNTON
DALLAS, TX 75224
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

819 Students

59 Teachers

73.7
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

66% Passed (AP®)

#111
700 MED HIGH DR
MERCEDES, TX 78570
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

816 Students

56 Teachers

73.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

64% Passed (AP®)

#112
5931 WEST 18TH ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90035
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

1,591 Students

N/A Teachers

73.1
Above National Avg

90% Tested (AP®)

68% Passed (AP®)

#113
613 17TH AVE NORTH
NASHVILLE, TN 37203
G Gold Medal

23:1
Larger than National Avg

1,162 Students

50 Teachers

73.0
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

67% Passed (AP®)

#114
2445 SAN DIEGO RD
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32207
G Gold Medal

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,168 Students

60 Teachers

72.4
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#115
3155 NORTH COLLEGE AVE
FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72703
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

280 Students

18 Teachers

72.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

63% Passed (AP®)

#116
9525 MAIN ST
FAIRFAX, VA 22031
G Gold Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

2,140 Students

106 Teachers

72.0
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

68% Passed (AP®)

#117
140 SHEPHERD ST
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY 11570
G Gold Medal

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,114 Students

114 Teachers

71.7
Above National Avg

75% Tested (IB)

71% Passed (IB)

#118
2900 SUTTON RD
VIENNA, VA 22181
G Gold Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

2,275 Students

116 Teachers

71.7
Above National Avg

82% Tested (AP®)

68% Passed (AP®)

#119
WELLS BRANCH PARKWAY WEST
PFLUGERVILLE, TX 78660
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

561 Students

41 Teachers

71.6
Above National Avg

95% Tested (AP®)

64% Passed (AP®)

#120
82 TURKEY LN
COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY 11724
G Gold Medal

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

997 Students

86 Teachers

71.1
Above National Avg

81% Tested (AP®)

68% Passed (AP®)

#121
70 ROARING BROOK RD
CHAPPAQUA, NY 10514
G Gold Medal

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,252 Students

110 Teachers

71.0
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

68% Passed (AP®)

#122
186 EAST NORTH ST
BUFFALO, NY 14204
G Gold Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

887 Students

66 Teachers

70.8
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

62% Passed (AP®)

#123
170 ROCKAWAY AVE
GARDEN CITY, NY 11530
G Gold Medal

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,168 Students

102 Teachers

70.7
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

68% Passed (AP®)

#124
353 CRENSHAW
HOUSTON, TX 77034
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

821 Students

54 Teachers

70.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

61% Passed (AP®)

#125
10416 WOLVERINE WAY
BELLEVUE, WA 98004
G Gold Medal

22:1
Larger than National Avg

1,357 Students

62 Teachers

70.2
Above National Avg

89% Tested (AP®)

64% 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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