Best High Schools Ranking (US)

U.S. News & World Report examined more than 21,000 public high schools and compiled the list of best high schools in the US. Thomas Jefferson High School is ranked No. 1 in the country, with Oxford Academy in second position. Thomas Jefferson had the highest average SAT score among all American high schools.

Ranking of Best High Schools (The Top 25):

1. Thomas Jefferson High School (Alexandria, Va.)
2. Oxford Academy (Cypress, Calif.)
3. Pacific Collegiate Charter (Santa Cruz, Calif.)
4. High Technology High School (Lincroft, N.J.)
5. Design & Architectural Senior High (Miami, Fla.)
6. International Academy (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
7. International Baccalaureate School at BHS (Bartow, Fla.)
8. Preuss School UCSD (La Jolla, Calif.)
9. Academic Magnet High School (No. Charleston, S.C.)
10. Gretchen Whitney High (Cerritos, Calif.)
11. Pine View School (Osprey, Fla.)
12. Maine School of Science & Math (Limestone, Maine)
13. Basis Tucson (Tucson, Ariz.)
14. International School (Bellevue, Wash.)
15. Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools (Fort Collins, Colo.)
16. Benjamin Franklin Senior High School (New Orleans, La.)
17. Early College at Guilford (Greensboro, N.C.)
18. School of Science & Engineering (Dallas, Texas)
19. Idea College Preparatory (Donna, Texas)
20. Raleigh Charter High (Raleigh, N.C.)
21. Lennox Mathematics, Science, and Technology Academy (Lennox, Calif.)
22. University High School (Tucson, Ariz.)
23. Stuyvesant High School (New York)
24. International Community School (Kirkland, Wash.)
25. Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School (Montgomery, Ala.)

Source: US News & World Report 2009

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