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
#11
255 SWIFT ST
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

480 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#12
BCC NEWMAN SPRINGS RD
LINCROFT, NJ 07738
G Gold Medal

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

268 Students

24 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#13
95 HIGH ST
LIMESTONE, ME 04750
G Gold Medal

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

103 Students

11 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#14
1718 R B CULLUM BLVD
DALLAS, TX 75210
G Gold Medal

9:1
Smaller than National Avg

172 Students

20 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#15
2480 SW EIGHTH ST
MIAMI, FL 33135
G Gold Medal

17:1
Near National Avg

357 Students

21 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#16
5172 ORANGE AVE
CYPRESS, CA 90630
G Gold Medal

N/A
N/A

1,128 Students

N/A Teachers

99.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

99% Passed (AP®)

#17
10401 SCOTT ST
HOUSTON, TX 77051
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

458 Students

29 Teachers

98.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

98% Passed (AP®)

#18
1020 EAST SQUARE LAKE RD
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI 48304
G Gold Medal

21:1
Larger than National Avg

1,266 Students

62 Teachers

98.1
Above National Avg

98% Tested (IB)

98% Passed (IB)

#19
1149 WEST 13TH ST
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32209
G Gold Medal

20:1
Larger than National Avg

1,623 Students

81 Teachers

98.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#20
4001 NE 2ND AVE
MIAMI, FL 33137
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

494 Students

31 Teachers

97.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% 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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