Best High Schools: Top Magnet Schools

These are the nation's best magnet schools, according to the America's Best High Schools analysis.

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Magnet schools are public high schools that attract the most talented students in a region using an application process that typically involves test scores and grade-point averages. The following are the nation's best magnet schools, according to the America's Best High Schools analysis.

Overall Rank School Name and Location College Readiness Index Quality-Adjusted Exams Per Test Taker
5 Design and Architectural Senior High Miami, FL 97.8 2.7
9 Academic Magnet High School No. Charleston, SC 95.5 4.0
12 Maine School of Science & Mathematics Limestone, ME 94.4 2.8
16 Benjamin Franklin Senior High School New Orleans, LA 90.7 3.3
25 Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School Montgomery, AL 86.8 2.4
30 Hume Fogg Magnet High School Nashville, TN 82.8 2.9
34 Northside College Preparatory High School Chicago, IL 81.9 3.6
35 City Honors School at Fosdick Masten Park Buffalo, NY 81.8 2.3
37 Yonkers High School Yonkers, NY 80.7 2.9
41 Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet - Pearl High School Nashville, TN 78.6 3.2
43 Stanton College Preparatory Jacksonville, FL 77.8 4.8
63 Payton College Preparatory High School Chicago, IL 70.8 2.3
66 Julia R. Masterman Secondary School Philadelphia, PA 69.9 2.5
72 Paxon School/Advanced Studies Jacksonville, FL 68.9 2.5
86 Maritime and Science Technology Academy Miami, FL 64.4 2.4
89 Davidson Magnet School Augusta, GA 63.4 1.8