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
#1
1201 EAST EIGHTH ST
DALLAS, TX 75203
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

240 Students

17 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#2
3825 EAST 2ND ST
TUCSON, AZ 85716
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

670 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#3
970 MCELVANEY LN
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30044
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

596 Students

39 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#4
6560 BRADDOCK RD
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22312
G Gold Medal

17:1
Larger than National Avg

1,811 Students

106 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#5
11440 NORTH 136TH ST
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85259
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

647 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#6
1 PYTHON PATH
OSPREY, FL 34229
G Gold Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

2,210 Students

121 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#7
921 WEST JEFF DAVIS
MONTGOMERY, AL 36108
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

448 Students

30 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#8
4000 KOZLOSKI RD
FREEHOLD, NJ 07728
G Gold Medal

13:1
Near National Avg

309 Students

24 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (IB)

100% Passed (IB)

#9
445 128TH AVE SE
BELLEVUE, WA 98005
G Gold Medal

22:1
Larger than National Avg

547 Students

25 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#10
1525 AVE B SOUTH
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

610 Students

40 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% 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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