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The Best Public High Schools for College Prep in Every Metro Area

 

For college bound students, high school is a preamble you want to make the most of. One of the ways to do that is to attend a school that’s shown it prepares students well for higher learning. Here, we take a look at the best public high school for college prep in or near every city in the United States.

What makes us so sure? Niche rigorously analyzes publicly-available data from the U.S. Department of Education and other sources, as well as AP test scores, college enrollment and more. Take a closer look at how we created this ranking. and see the list below to find out which school got the top spot in your town.

Want to know what other schools in your area score well for college prep? Just click on the link at the end of each row to see that city’s full ranking.

Metro Area School Overall Niche Grade National Ranking Full Metro Ranking
Metro Area Albany Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 551
Metro Area Albuquerque Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 561
Metro Area Allentown Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,235
Metro Area Amarillo Area
Overall Niche Grade A-
National Ranking 3,481
Metro Area Anchorage Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 823
Metro Area Appleton Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 800
Metro Area Asheville Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 984
Metro Area Athens Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 877
Metro Area Atlanta Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 18
Metro Area Augusta Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 900
Metro Area Austin Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 11
Metro Area Bakersfield Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,670
Metro Area Baltimore Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 118
Metro Area Baton Rouge Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 545
Metro Area Beaumont Area
Overall Niche Grade B
National Ranking 4,112
Metro Area Birmingham Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 337
Metro Area Boise Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 1,614
Metro Area Boston Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 54
Metro Area Brownsville Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 420
Metro Area Buffalo Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 408
Metro Area Cedar Rapids Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 120
Metro Area Charleston Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 45
Metro Area Charlotte Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 328
Metro Area Chattanooga Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,387
Metro Area Chicago Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 2
Metro Area Cincinnati Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 132
Metro Area Cleveland Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 180
Metro Area Colorado Springs Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 503
Metro Area Columbia Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 1,604
Metro Area Columbia, MO Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 504
Metro Area Columbus Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 128
Metro Area Corpus Christi Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 2,348
Metro Area Dallas-Fort Worth Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 19
Metro Area Dayton Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 711
Metro Area Denver Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 151
Metro Area Des Moines Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 712
Metro Area Detroit Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 15
Metro Area Duluth Area
Overall Niche Grade A-
National Ranking 2,067
Metro Area El Paso Area
Overall Niche Grade A-
National Ranking 1,510
Metro Area Erie Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 1,156
Metro Area Evansville Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 144
Metro Area Fargo Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,843
Metro Area Fayetteville, AR Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 159
Metro Area Fayetteville, NC Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 2,143
Metro Area Flint Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,744
Metro Area Fort Wayne Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 1,611
Metro Area Fresno Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 374
Metro Area Grand Rapids Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 398
Metro Area Greensboro Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 12
Metro Area Greenville Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,068
Metro Area Hartford Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 536
Metro Area Houston Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 16
Metro Area Huntsville Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 691
Metro Area Indianapolis Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 511
Metro Area Jacksonville Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 297
Metro Area Kalamazoo Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,104
Metro Area Kansas City Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 122
Metro Area Kennewick Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,454
Metro Area Kingsport Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 1,376
Metro Area Knoxville Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 532
Metro Area Lancaster Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 796
Metro Area Lansing Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 142
Metro Area Las Vegas Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 299
Metro Area Lexington Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 628
Metro Area Lincoln Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 760
Metro Area Little Rock Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,406
Metro Area Los Angeles Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 36
Metro Area Louisville Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 114
Metro Area Lubbock Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,170
Metro Area Macon Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 2,688
Metro Area Madison Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 278
Metro Area Manchester Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 262
Metro Area Memphis Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 549
Metro Area Miami Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 108
Metro Area Midland Odessa Area
Overall Niche Grade A-
National Ranking 5,091
Metro Area Milwaukee Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 235
Metro Area Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 143
Metro Area Mobile Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 2,171
Metro Area Modesto Area
Overall Niche Grade A-
National Ranking 1,857
Metro Area Montgomery Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 90
Metro Area Myrtle Beach Area
Overall Niche Grade A-
National Ranking 2,861
Metro Area Nashville Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 165
Metro Area New Orleans Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 38
Metro Area New York City Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 3
Metro Area Norfolk Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 690
Metro Area Oklahoma City Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 629
Metro Area Omaha Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 653
Metro Area Orlando Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 894
Metro Area Pensacola Area
Overall Niche Grade B+
National Ranking 1,232
Metro Area Peoria Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 380
Metro Area Philadelphia Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 40
Metro Area Phoenix Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 4
Metro Area Pittsburgh Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 295
Metro Area Portland Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 315
Metro Area Portland, ME Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 626
Metro Area Providence Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 620
Metro Area Quad Cities Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 641
Metro Area Raleigh Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 43
Metro Area Redding Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 655
Metro Area Richmond Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 20
Metro Area Roanoke Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,428
Metro Area Rochester Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 264
Metro Area Rochester, MN Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 442
Metro Area Rockford Area
Overall Niche Grade A-
National Ranking 1,267
Metro Area Sacramento Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 152
Metro Area Saginaw Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 663
Metro Area Salem Area
Overall Niche Grade B+
National Ranking 3,538
Metro Area Salt Lake City Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 611
Metro Area San Antonio Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 423
Metro Area San Diego Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 27
Metro Area San Francisco Bay Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 13
Metro Area Santa Barbara Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 654
Metro Area Santa Fe Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 717
Metro Area Scranton Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,764
Metro Area Seattle Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 24
Metro Area Shreveport Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 490
Metro Area Sioux Falls Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,228
Metro Area South Bend Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,584
Metro Area Spokane Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,160
Metro Area Springfield, IL Area
Overall Niche Grade A-
National Ranking 1,393
Metro Area Springfield, MA Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 242
Metro Area Springfield, MO Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 2,116
Metro Area St. Louis Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 136
Metro Area Stockton Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 775
Metro Area Syracuse Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 570
Metro Area Tallahassee Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,468
Metro Area Tampa Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 735
Metro Area Toledo Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 531
Metro Area Tucson Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 37
Metro Area Tulsa Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 755
Metro Area Waco Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,728
Metro Area Washington, D.C. Area
Overall Niche Grade A+
National Ranking 1
Metro Area Wichita Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,591
Metro Area Wilmington Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,060
Metro Area York Area
Overall Niche Grade A
National Ranking 1,586
Metro Area Youngstown Area
Overall Niche Grade B+
National Ranking 3,009
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Author: Ali Trachta

Ali is the Content Writer/Editor at Niche.

The Best Public High Schools for College Prep in Every Metro Area