America's students are struggling in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects. But that doesn't mean there aren't pockets of excellence. Today, U.S. News & World Report recognizes public high schools that are excelling in STEM subjects with its first ranking of the Best High Schools for Math and Science.
Whether the school takes the brightest math and science minds and challenges them with college- and graduate-level courses, or is an open-enrollment school with a particularly strong program, the institutions that ranked the highest have students who took and passed more Advanced Placement courses in math and science than other schools.
At High Technology High School in New Jersey, students take a host of pre-engineering courses. Its location on a community college campus allows many students to get a head start on college classes. At Mission San Jose High School in California and Rye High School in New York, ultra-involved parents push their students to excel in the subjects.
Schools considered for inclusion appeared on the 2010 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools ranking. For more about the methodology used to determine the best high schools in math and science, check here.
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