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2022 Best public high schools in America

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in America.

    The Davidson Academy

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    Public School,

    RENO, NV,

    6-12,

    72 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Throughout my years as a student I have been to private, public, magnet, and online schools, but none of those experiences compare to the DA online campus. When I first joined Davidson I was...I’ve made strong friendships and connections throughout my two years. Davidson has helped be become a successful student too. I’d always had trouble taking notes, planning, and studying but DAO has....

    Read 72 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 234,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  2. #3 Best Public High Schools in America.

    MA Academy for Math & Science School

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    Public School,

    WORCESTER, MA,

    11-12,

    71 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Mass Academy is an amazing school! The collaborative environment and assignments that are geared toward challenge and real-world applications make being a student here an inspiring and enjoyable....

    Read 71 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 100,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  3. #4 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Maggie Walker Governor's School

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    Public School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    9-12,

    144 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says MLWGS is a wonderful place, and I could not have made a better decision than to come here. The teachers are so talented and engaging, and they make learning truly enjoyable. Contrary to popular....

    Read 144 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 746,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  4. #5 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    560 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says TJHSST offers a unique high school experience. The academics are definitely much different and difficult from what I've experienced in middle school. However, the communities and relationships formed....

    Read 560 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,809,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  5. #8 Best Public High Schools in America.

    High Technology High School

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    Public School,

    LINCROFT, NJ,

    9-12,

    104 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Choosing this high school was one of the best decisions of my life! From amazing teachers to peers that support and get along with each other, High Technology High School provided me with the best....

    Read 104 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 295,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  6. #9 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Bergen County Academies

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    Public School,

    HACKENSACK, NJ,

    9-12,

    531 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Bergen County Academies is a school for intellectual and talented students with numerous opportunities and resources. The school has a wide variety of classes in all sorts of fields including....

    Read 531 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,118,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  7. #11 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Stuyvesant High School

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    New York City Geographic District No. 2, NY,

    9-12,

    1094 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I enjoy the environment that Stuyvesant promotes especially with the students that particularly create the experience. The student agency allows for an interwoven network of clubs that host movie... Moreover, I feel as if the Tribeca area adds a lot to the Stuyvesant experience. Being, in the heartland of Manhattan, local delis, as well as Battery Park and the harbor makes for unique... Not only that, but teachers play well into the Stuyvesant culture. Many, while unorthodox relate to students through popular media, music, modern events, and even video games. The staff as well....

    Read 1094 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,357,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

  8. #13 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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    Public School,

    AURORA, IL,

    10-12,

    346 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says IMSA has great potential with the motto the claim to follow. "To ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition." They do offer a challenging education for....

    Read 346 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 629,

  9. #16 Best Public High Schools in America.

    South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics

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    Public School,

    HARTSVILLE, SC,

    11-12,

    148 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I have a mixed experience in SCGSSM. On one hand, the school is very heavily focused on academics and sports but mostly academics. It's excellent for those students that need or want a challenge.....

    Read 148 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 270,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  10. #17 Best Public High Schools in America.

    The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

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    Public School,

    COLUMBUS, MS,

    11-12,

    190 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says MSMS provides an outstanding and unique academic platform with a stellar school community (as a whole). The quaint environment allows for individualized connection between student and instructor....The dorm restrooms need a great deal of work, the food options could be adjusted (add healthy grab and go meals and snacks, etc.), and possibly add an additional student counselor to the staff..

    Read 190 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 238,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

  11. #18 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Adlai E. Stevenson High School

    Adlai E. Stevenson High School District No. 125, IL,

    9-12,

    1233 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My experience at SHS was pretty good this year as a freshman! Having this be my first year, I was pretty scared and a bit hesitant to continue the next 4 years at this huge school. But Stevenson is a....

    Read 1233 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 4,315,

  12. #20 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

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    Public School,

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK,

    11-12,

    43 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I'll be completely honest when I say that going to Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics was the best decision of my life. For those of you first learning about OSSM, let me tell you how amazing...OSSM is a free room and board school that provides a college level education for all students interested in fully immersive academic life. Many students here come from small schools that have Algebra....

    Read 43 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 150,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  13. #23 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    7-12,

    1141 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says WY is heavily involved in student life. Either offering or creating offers to accommodate all. A primary example is student sports. However, some sports receive more support than others. But, even....

    Read 1141 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,121,

  14. #25 Best Public High Schools in America.

    The Academy for Mathematics, Science & Engineering

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    ROCKAWAY, NJ,

    9-12,

    38 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The Academy for Mathematics, Science & Engineering is not only a well designed program for students in Morris County interested in STEM, but is also the catalyst for the formation of a community of....

    Read 38 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 182,

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