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
#21
610 MAIN ST
EVANSVILLE, IN 47708
G Gold Medal

14:1
Near National Avg

336 Students

23 Teachers

97.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#22
16800 SHOEMAKER AVE
CERRITOS, CA 90703
G Gold Medal

26:1
Larger than National Avg

1,021 Students

39 Teachers

97.5
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#23
10401 SCOTT ST
HOUSTON, TX 77051
G Gold Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

523 Students

29 Teachers

97.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

96% Passed (AP®)

#24
2480 SW EIGHTH ST
MIAMI, FL 33135
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

347 Students

22 Teachers

97.2
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

96% Passed (AP®)

#25
255 SWIFT ST
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060
G Gold Medal

18:1
Larger than National Avg

510 Students

28 Teachers

97.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

96% Passed (AP®)

#26
17770 SW BLANTON ST
ALOHA, OR 97007
G Gold Medal

23:1
Larger than National Avg

350 Students

15 Teachers

96.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (IB)

96% Passed (IB)

#27
55 NORTH GREENFIELD RD
GILBERT, AZ 85234
G Gold Medal

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

183 Students

18 Teachers

96.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

95% Passed (AP®)

#28
13703 ALDINE WESTFIELD RD
HOUSTON, TX 77039
G Gold Medal

15:1
Near National Avg

854 Students

55 Teachers

96.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

95% Passed (AP®)

#29
9419 WEST VAN BUREN ST
TOLLESON, AZ 85353
G Gold Medal

33:1
Larger than National Avg

436 Students

13 Teachers

96.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

95% Passed (AP®)

#30
401 SOUTH 1ST ST
DONNA, TX 78537
G Gold Medal

16:1
Near National Avg

805 Students

50 Teachers

95.9
Above National Avg

99% Tested (IB)

95% Passed (IB)

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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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