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2023 Best Public Schools in America

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  1. #3 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: 165,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  2. #4 Best Public High Schools in America.

    MA Academy for Math & Science School

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    Public School,

    WORCESTER, MA,

    11-12,

    72 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 72 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 100,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  3. #7 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    564 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 564 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,809,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  4. #8 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Maggie Walker Governor's School

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    Public School,

    RICHMOND, VA,

    9-12,

    147 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 147 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 746,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  5. #9 Best Public High Schools in America.

    High Technology High School

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    Monmouth County Vocational School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    107 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 107 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 295,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  6. #10 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

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    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    7-12,

    1153 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Whitney Young is a great school with great academics and athletics. There are hundreds of clubs to choose from. The school prepares kids for academic success and college readiness. The teachers are....

    Read 1153 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,121,

  7. #12 Best Public High Schools in America.

    University of Illinois High School

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    Public School,

    URBANA, IL,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Overall, I’ve had a really good experience at Uni! Academics are mostly really good. I’ve had some less than stellar teachers—many of whom are knowledgeable in their subject areas, but struggle teaching them at a beginner level—but others have been...There’s a diversity of personalities in the student body, but kids are generally passionate and motivated, and mostly very friendly. There’s some competition in academics and extracurriculars...I’d say the biggest advantage of Uni is the breadth of opportunities offered by our connection with the U of I, from enrolling in college classes to working with professors to attending undergrad....

    Read 176 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 314,

  8. #13 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Bronx High School of Science

    New York City Geographic District No. 10, NY,

    9-12,

    1017 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Excellent academics, almost every AP possible offered, lots of students taking post AP classes. Large school (~2800 kids), but brilliant student body with a wide range of interests and passions. This...Teachers and administrators are top notch and dedicated. Perfect? Of course not, as it is after all a public school, but the Alumni foundation and the Parent Association are extremely active and generous both with time and resources to make up for what the...Go Wolverines!.

    Read 1017 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,937,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

  9. #14 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Stuyvesant High School

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    New York City Geographic District No. 2, NY,

    9-12,

    1110 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 1110 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,357,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

  10. #15 Best Public High Schools in America.

    Bergen County Academies

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    Bergen County Vocational Technical School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    537 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 537 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,118,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  11. #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,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I attended GSSM from 2015-2017 and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. During my tenure, there was not a heavy presence of arts and humanities, however, now it is my understanding that they have a...If you are on the fence-- go!.

    Read 153 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 261,

  12. #20 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,

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