2017 Best High School for Athletes in America

Explore the best public high schools for athletes in your area. Ranking based on student and parent reviews of athletics, student participation in athletics, and the number of sports offered at the school. Compare the best high school sports programs in your area.
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    Adlai E. Stevenson High School

    • Lincolnshire, IL
    • 922 reviews
    High School Senior:The opportunities Stevenson gives its students are tremendous. Anyone can find an enjoyable class with the multitude of classes offered. The state of the art technology gives students like myself a great hands-on experience with equipment some colleges don't even possess.
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    Glenbrook South High School

    • Glenview, IL
    • 381 reviews
    High School Junior:My overall experience at my high school has been incredible so far. Envolvement is stressed to freshmen students which creates a positive atmosphere for everyone.
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    Glenbrook North High School

    • Northbrook, IL
    • 344 reviews
    Niche User:Even though my parents were not that much involved in sporting events and others, it was great to see other parents getting involved and putting their heart into parties and bonding times.
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    Pascack Valley High School

    • Hillsdale, NJ
    • 335 reviews
    Niche User:Pascack Valley is so incredible...I can't speak for anyone but myself, but my entire experience in this school has been so positive. We are a huge, supportive community of individuals who are passionate about our school, learning, and getting involved in everything we can. The teachers here are (for the most part) extraordinary and give their students a lot of freedom in terms of how they get to express themselves in class. Students also tend to find very close bonds with our teachers here, which is something special to Valley. Students are encouraged to participate in everything they can-there are so many opportunities to find out what you like to do here and truly make a difference both for yourself and for others.
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    Garden City High School

    • Garden City, NY
    • 103 reviews
    Niche User:This school has been awesome all four years. I have had good experiences and been really involved. I couldn't ask for a better high school experience.
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    Homewood-Flossmoor High School

    • Flossmoor, IL
    • 740 reviews
    High School Senior:This school offers countless opportunities for students. In combination with great academics and teachers that truly care about their students' success, HF has over 60 clubs and activities to get involved in. They are very helpful with students that need extra tutoring for their classes, as they have tutoring sessions every weekday and on weekends as well. Student population is very diverse and gives the students a unique experience compared to some other schools in the area.
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    Saline High School

    • Saline, MI
    • 239 reviews
    Niche User:The teachers are all very involved in their student's learning. The school makes a lot of efforts to make the students explore many areas of study. The CTE program at Saline is great, and supports many different career paths.
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    Fairfield Warde High School

    • Fairfield, CT
    • 218 reviews
    Niche User:My overall experience at this school is knowing that each and everyday i walked its halls i have the distinct memory f knowing my place and that i belonged there. Whether it was seeing a fellow student or friendly faculty member there wasn't a day that went by that i ever resented attending Fairfield Warde High school.
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    Minnetonka Senior High School

    • Minnetonka, MN
    • 481 reviews
    Niche User:There are so many opportunities for students to succeed, way more than any other school in the state. The counselors really care about you and support you in any decisions you make after college, because they understand that Minnetonka puts a lot of stress on students not everyone has to go to college. The community is great too, you feel like you belong wherever you go because there are many different clubs and activities for anyone to join. Although there is a lot of stress on students, you can manage it and it really helps you be more prepared for the rest of your life.
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    Glastonbury High School

    • Glastonbury, CT
    • 393 reviews
    High School Senior:So far I have loved my experience. I enjoy all the clubs I am in because we do engaging activities. For example in Key Club, we have made a difference for cancer patients in a nearby town, as well as aid starving children in Haiti. Additionally, I enjoyed atheltics here, especially my swim team. This are sports and clubs for every type of person here.
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    Libertyville High School

    • Libertyville, IL
    • 355 reviews
    High School Senior:There are so many opportunities at this school if you want to get ahead. There is a wide selection of AP and Honors classes, and for the most part the teachers of these classes are great! I especially love the history department. I have not had a bad teacher yet in history, although I have not had a really outstanding math teacher in the last few years. LHS also heavily stresses athletics over other activities. And although our athletics are good, the teams are ultra-competitive and extremely stressful for student athletes. One should not overlook the fantastic fine arts department or interesting clubs.
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    Hinsdale Central High School

    • Hinsdale, IL
    • 270 reviews
    Niche User:Let's be honest. I loved Hinsdale Central, and I'll always be grateful for the various opportunities it's given me and the tremendous impact it's had on my life. No matter who you are and what path you will take, always remember that you will always be part of the supportive Red Devil nation.
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    George W. Hewlett High School

    • Hewlett, NY
    • 146 reviews
    Niche User:George W. Hewlett High School truly cares for its students. The highlights of my best experiences in George W. Hewlett High School was participating in many club activities. Because of Key Club, Art Club, Yearbook Club, Environmental Club, and Prom Committee, I appeared on Hewlett's local newspaper for my outstanding work. I was also offered as a position as Editor and Chief of Yearbook, President of Key Club, Treasurer of Art Club, and President of Prom Committee. Finally, I absolutely adore and continue to love the Senior Year Project. This gives an opportunity for students to find employment in the facility (of their desired major) and potentially work there. Teachers in this school try their hardest to give stepping stones to their students, ensuring employment and getting into the college of their choices. As for me, I currently work in John F. Kennedy Airport, handling international exports and got into my top choice school (Sacred Heart University).
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    Cambridge Rindge & Latin School

    • Cambridge, MA
    • 238 reviews
    Niche User:My school is extremely diverse, and the amazing thing about this diversity is that somehow everyone manages to come together as a community despite cultural and ethnic difference.
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    North Rockland High School

    • Thiells, NY
    • 331 reviews
    Niche User:I love how many clubs and extracurricular activities there are. There are lots of ways to get involved and there are many challenging courses to take as well an amazing faculty
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    Grosse Pointe South High School

    • Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
    • 206 reviews
    High School Freshman:My favorite experience so far was homecoming and the "spirit week" leading up to it because my school definitely did a good job with giving the freshman a memorable welcoming and making us feel like part of the community. the thing that I think makes my school unique is our open campus lunch. The reason I appreciate our lunch is because it gives us a sense of independence and teaches maturity, it also shows us that our school trusts us which I find important. Im very grateful that I get to go to my school and I would never want to go anywhere else!
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    Arrowhead High School

    • Hartland, WI
    • 376 reviews
    High School Senior:The most commendable thing that Arrowhead has to offer, in my opinion, is the variety of classes. There are very few high schools that give students a chance to explore career paths before they go to college. Some courses confirmed my plans for college and others changed my mind. Overall, my courses and teachers have given me opportunities that I wouldn't have found anywhere else.
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    Lincoln Way West High School

    • New Lenox, IL
    • 169 reviews
    High School Senior:High school truly has been the best four years of my life. I have made connections with my teachers and counsellors here at this school. We have so much school spirit and everyone supports one another. There is always a helping hand just around the corner. For our first football game of my senior year we got to do a color throw which was awesome. About 400 of us went behind the football field and everyone got a little cup of orange powder. On the count of three we all got to throw it in the air together and it was really awesome. Our football games are also always themed and everyone dresses up for them. Also, all clubs and activities I have been able to join these past years have been great opportunities. Lincoln-Way West has opened many doors for me and I am thankful that I was able to attend such a great school.
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    Southern Regional High School

    • Manahawkin, NJ
    • 171 reviews
    High School Senior:I love attending Southern Regional High School. The teachers are great and really strive to help their students become successful. The students that also attend there are for the most part very friendly. The sporting events are like no other. Lots of students come out to support their fellow classmates in all the different sports Southern offers. The clubs are great. All in all, Southern Regional High School was a fantastic school for me to attend for my 4 years of high school.
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    Lower Merion High School

    • Ardmore, PA
    • 201 reviews
    High School Senior:I would choose this school again. I have become very successful and enjoy the teachers and people at this school. I was able to find my place and have a great 4 years.
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    Lake Forest High School

    • Lake Forest, IL
    • 119 reviews
    High School Sophomore:I love lake forest high school. The teachers are helpful and everyone pushes you to be your best. There are many classes for all levels of learning and the whole community is supportive.
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    North Allegheny High School

    • Wexford, PA
    • 646 reviews
    Niche User:I loved my four years at NASH! I had many great teachers who taught challenging courses. I felt 100% prepared for my undergraduate career at the University of Pittsburgh!
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    Edina Senior High School

    • Edina, MN
    • 306 reviews
    High School Junior:All of the teachers are amazing and you won't be able to find better teachers anywhere else. The activities the school provides are great. Like student-led assemblies where they make inappropriate jokes about teachers, dance coronations with twerking, and their funny social media accounts.
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    Hartland High School

    • Hartland, MI
    • 297 reviews
    High School Senior:I love Hartland High School. It combines great administrators with great teachers and it provides a great learning environment to great students. It's really great.
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    River Hill High School

    • Clarksville, MD
    • 237 reviews
    High School Sophomore:I enjoy River Hill a lot! I've made many friends that I know will last a lifetime and I'm so thankful for that! The one thing I really don't like is the competitiveness in the community. Sometimes competition is good and helps you to succeed, but sometimes it produces anxiety and stress which is unhealthy to everyone especially young people.
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