Best High Schools: Top International Baccalaureate High Schools

These high schools do the best job of helping students earn IB diplomas.


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The International Baccalaureate program is globally recognized for its ability to prepare students for a college education. High school students enrolled in IB classes can earn college credit two ways. They can take individual IB subject tests, for which they can earn credit at some colleges if they score high enough. Students also can opt to earn an IB diploma after completing a series of IB courses and writing an extended essay. Many colleges grant students credit for the IB diploma. This chart spotlights the schools that have been most successful at helping students attain IB diplomas.

School Name and Location Current Medal Status IB Diplomas Per Grade 12 Enrollment (% of Total)
International Academy Bloomfield Hills, MI Gold, #6 90.4%
International Baccalaureate School at BHS Bartow, FL Gold, #7 85.2%
Suncoast Community High School Riviera Beach, FL Gold, #82 53.7%
Stanton College Preparatory Jacksonville, FL Gold, #43 35.6%
City Honors School at Fosdick Masten Park Buffalo, NY Gold, #35 30.5%
Fort Myers High School Fort Myers, FL Silver 29.6%
Metro High St Louis, MO Silver 26.8%
Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School Cocoa Beach, FL Silver 24.6%
Lakewood High School Lakewood, CO Silver 24.1%
Coral Reef Senior High School Miami, FL Silver 22.6%
School of International Studies at San Diego High San Diego, CA Silver 22.4%
Sturgis Charter Public School Hyannis, MA Honorable Mention 21.5%
Vanguard High School Ocala, FL Silver 20.5%
Palm Harbor University High Palm Harbor, FL Silver 20.4%
North Hills School Irving, TX Honorable Mention 20.0%
Lincoln Park High School Chicago, IL Silver 19.4%
Yonkers High School Yonkers, NY Gold, #37 18.4%
LSU Laboratory School Baton Rouge, LA Silver 17.2%
Marshall High Falls Church, VA Silver 16.5%
Baccalaureate School of Global Education Long Island City, NY Gold, #38 15.4%
Troy High Fullerton, CA Silver 15.1%
Poudre High School Fort Collins, CO Silver 14.9%
George Mason High Falls Church, VA Silver 14.5%
Niwot High School Niwot, CO Silver 14.2%
Lincoln Park Academy Fort Pierce, FL Silver 13.2%
South Eugene High School Eugene, OR Silver 12.8%
Walnut High Walnut, CA Silver 11.0%
Paxon School/Advanced Studies Jacksonville, FL Gold, #72 10.3%
Bergen Academies Hackensack Hackensack, NJ Silver 10.0%
Lincoln High School Portland, OR Silver 9.9%
Fairview High School Boulder, CO Silver 9.9%
Stuart High Falls Church, VA Silver 9.8%
Interlake Senior High School Bellevue, WA Silver 9.3%
Robinson Secondary Fairfax, VA Silver 9.2%
King High Milwaukee, WI Silver 8.1%
Harriton Senior High School Bryn Mawr, PA Silver 7.9%
Valencia High Placentia, CA Silver 7.6%
Westwood High School Austin, TX Silver 7.5%
Desert Mountain High School Scottsdale, AZ Silver 7.3%
Aurora High School Aurora, OH Silver 6.2%
Midlothian High Midlothian, VA Silver 5.7%
Foothill High Santa Ana, CA Silver 5.0%
Westchester Academy for International Studies Houston, TX Silver 4.9%
Upper Arlington High School Upper Arlington, OH Silver 4.9%
North Central High School Indianapolis, IN Silver 4.6%
Laguna Hills High Laguna Hills, CA Silver 4.5%
Sunny Hills High Fullerton, CA Silver 4.2%
Baltimore City College Baltimore, MD Silver 3.7%
Upper Saint Clair High School Pittsburgh, PA Silver 3.3%
Skyline High Salt Lake City, UT Silver 3.0%
Diamond Bar High Diamond Bar, CA Silver 2.9%
St. Louis Park Senior High St Louis Park, MN Silver 2.6%
Central High School Philadelphia, PA Silver 2.3%
Curie Metropolitan High School Chicago, IL Silver 1.6%
Lindbergh Senior High St Louis, MO Silver 1.3%
Henry Senior High Minneapolis, MN Silver 1.1%
Morgan Park High School Chicago, IL Silver 0.8%
Lincoln College Preparatory Kansas City, MO Silver 0.7%
Sumner Academy of Arts & Science Kansas City, KS Silver 0.0%