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2024 Best Public High Schools in America

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in America.

    The Davidson Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    RENO, NV,

    5-12,

    84 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I am a teacher and my husband is a bartender. Private school wasn't an option for us, and private school wouldn't have been able to meet our daughter's academic needs anyway. Our daughter wasn't...Now she is in her sixth year at the Davidson Academy, where she dominates the air hockey scene. She has the most wonderful friends and caring teachers. We moved here for the academics (and air...Davidson Academy is more than a school. In a world with limited opportunities for those without unlimited funds, Davidson Academy breaks down barriers and paves the way for students to reach their....

    Read 84 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 172,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  2. #7 Best Public High Schools in America.

    South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    HARTSVILLE, SC,

    11-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Being in my junior year, I have yet to finish my high school experience at SCGSSM. However, I have been here long enough to notice the flourishing culture. So many different students from all around ....

    Read 175 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 270,

  3. #8 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Northside College Preparatory High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Northside is a very engaging school full of smart kids. As someone who was always the smartest kid, I felt strange and disheartened, at first, when I was no longer the smartest kid in my grade. But....

    Read 624 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,027,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  4. #9 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Senior here. Note that I came into high school during COVID; thus, my freshman year experience will be different from what is experienced now. That being said, coming from middle school, where A's...Although is academically intense, TJ provides a massive opportunity. Having computer science classes up to machine learning, access to million-dollar engineering labs, or math classes that go into....

    Read 596 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,902,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  5. #11 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Staten Island Technical High School

    Blue checkmark.

    New York City Geographic District No. 31, NY,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Staten Island Technical High School has essentially been my home. For three and a half years, I have attended this school, throughout COVID-19 and all. Over this time, I've made many new friends and....

    Read 790 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,355,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  6. #14 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Rising Leaders Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Bay District Schools, FL,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Two years ago, my two daughters enrolled at Rising Leaders Academy. At the beginning, they did not know how to read or write any English. Their math abilities were not that good. Not to mention, they....

    Read 16 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 335,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  7. #16 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    7-12,

    1191 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Whitney M. Young Magnet High School is an excellent school in the vigors of its academics, sports, and numerous extracurriculars. As a junior, I am surrounded by students who are very involved in....

    Read 1191 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,051,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  8. #17 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology

    Blue checkmark.

    Gwinnett County Public Schools, GA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says For the most part, GSMST was a very nice school to attend. The staff and teachers are nice and very supportive of their students. I’ve personally had many teachers who offer to give extensions or....

    Read 520 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,165,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  9. #19 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Liberal Arts & Science Academy

    Austin Independent School District, TX,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says With a variety of classes and learning opportunities, LASA allows for students to explore and enjoy many fields through their time in high school. As a required starting ground, they offer 4....

    Read 516 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,309,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  10. #22 Best Public High Schools in America.

    California Academy of Mathematics & Science

    Blue checkmark.

    Long Beach Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says As a junior attending the California Academy of Mathematics and Science (CAMS), I can confidently say that this school is truly exceptional. The emphasis on STEM education has been particularly....

    Read 500 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 667,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 27 to 1,

  11. #23 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Stuyvesant High School

    Blue checkmark.

    New York City Geographic District No. 2, NY,

    9-12,

    1174 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Stuyvesant High School, oh man, where do I even start? It's like this buzzing hub of genius brains and competitive spirits, all crammed into one building with a view of the Hudson. Despite our...People come from all over the city, bringing their unique talents and ambitions. There's a place for everyone in Stuy. From robotics to debate, you can find your tribe here. Behind the hustle of exams and all-nighters, there's a chill community of students having fun and helping each other. Have I been stressed out attending Stuy? Yes, but it shapes us into not just....

    Read 1174 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,304,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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