America's best high schools ranked by Newsweek in 2016

This graph shows a ranking of the top American high schools as calculated by Newsweek for 2016. The highest ranked U.S. high school for 2016 was Thomas Jefferson High in Virginia with a college readiness score of 100.

The best high schools in the United States as ranked by Newsweek in 2016

College readiness score
Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology (VA)100
Academy for Math, Science, and Engineering (NJ)99.1
Stuyvesant High School (NY)97.3
Union County Magnet High School (NJ)96.4
The Early College at Guilford (NC)95.5
Whitney (Gretchen) High School (CA)94.5
Northside College Preparatory High School (IL)94.3
Middlesex Cty Acad. for Sci,, Math, & Engineering Tech. (NJ)94.1
Bergen County Academies (NJ)92.9
Academy of Allied Health and Science (NJ)92.4
Staten Island Technical High School (NY)92.3
Biotechnology High School (NJ)92.3
International Academy (MI)92
New Trier Township High School (IL)91.1
Townsend Harris (NY)91.1
Monta Vista High School (CA)90.9
High Technology High School (NJ)90.9
Academy for Allied Health Sciences (NJ)90.8
Academy for Information Technology (NJ)90.5
Stanton College Preparatory School (FL)90.3
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Release date

September 2016


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

The ranking aims to identify U.S. public high schools that do the best job of preparing students for college.

Further info on the methodology can be found here.

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