Best High Schools: Top Achievement High Schools

These high schools are the most successful at helping disadvantaged students get ready for college.

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Schools that enroll high numbers of disadvantaged students tend to face challenges when it comes to statistical measures of academic performance. But that’s not always the case, as demonstrated by the success of these America’s Best High Schools honorees.

School Name and Location Gold Rank Economically Disadvantaged Enrollment (% of Total)
Preuss School UCSD La Jolla, CA 8 99.6%
Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High Los Angeles, CA 53 96.3%
Dual Language and Asian Studies High School New York, NY 31 96.0%
Animo Leadership High Inglewood, CA 94 90.0%
Hawthorne Math and Science Academy High Hawthorne, CA 70 84.3%
Lennox Mathematics, Science, and Technology Academy Lennox, CA 21 82.2%
South Texas Academy of Medical Tech San Benito, TX 65 79.4%
Yes College Preparatory School Houston, TX 52 77.2%
Idea College Preparatory Donna, TX 19 74.0%
Yonkers High School Yonkers, NY 37 65.0%
High School for Health Professions Mercedes, TX 83 55.1%
Baccalaureate School of Global Education Long Island City, NY 38 49.0%
School of Science & Engineering Dallas, TX 18 49.0%
DeBakey High School for Health Professions Houston, TX 56 48.1%
The Science Academy Mercedes, TX 40 42.8%
Benjamin Franklin Senior High School New Orleans, LA 16 42.5%
Queens High School for the Sciences at York College Jamaica, NY 48 42.0%
Townsend Harris High School Flushing, NY 71 41.0%
Bronx High School of Science School Bronx, NY 33 40.0%
California Academy of Mathematics and Science Carson, CA 26 38.8%
Corbett High School Corbett, OR 96 38.6%
Brooklyn Technical High School Brooklyn, NY 67 38.0%
Dr. Ronald McNair Academy High School Jersey City, NJ 47 37.0%
Design and Architectural Senior High Miami, FL 5 36.0%
Carnegie Vanguard High School Houston, TX 79 35.0%
Lowell High San Francisco, CA 39 34.9%
Northside College Preparatory High School Chicago, IL 34 32.8%
Payton College Preparatory High School Chicago, IL 63 30.9%
School for the Talented and Gifted Dallas, TX 28 28.9%
Maritime and Science Technology Academy Miami, FL 86 28.0%
Boston Latin Boston, MA 27 27.9%
Stuyvesant High School New York, NY 23 26.0%
High School of American Studies at Lehman College Bronx, NY 29 26.0%