Top High Schools in the US Ranked

May 8, 2012 Updated: May 9, 2012

The best high schools in America were ranked by US News & World Report on Tuesday.

The authors evaluated nearly 22,000 public high schools around the country and issued gold, silver, or bronze medals, using state proficiency scores, how well schools prepared students for college, and other metrics to determine a school’s ranking.

“Sending your child to a top high school can ease that transition into the adult world. Often, students who graduate from a great high school do so with college credits, scholarship money, and marketable skills,” the report said.

The top high schools in the nation are:

School for the Talented and Gifted—Dallas, Texas
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology—Alexandria, Va.
School of Science and Engineering Magnet—Dallas, Texas
University High School—Tucson, Ariz.
International Academy—Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Oxford Academy—Cypress, Calif.
Pacific Collegiate School—Santa Cruz, Calif.
International School—Bellevue, Wash.
High Technology High School—Lincroft, N.J.

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