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2023 Best College Prep Public High Schools in America

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  1. #1 Best College Prep Public High Schools in America.

    Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology

    Fairfax County Public Schools, VA,

    9-12,

    563 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 563 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1520,

    Average ACT: 35,

  2. #2 Best College Prep 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+,

    Average SAT: 1470,

    Average ACT: 34,

  3. #3 Best College Prep 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+,

    Average SAT: 1520,

    Average ACT: 34,

  4. #4 Best College Prep 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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1480,

    Average ACT: 33,

  5. #5 Best College Prep 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+,

    Average SAT: 1490,

    Average ACT: 34,

  6. #7 Best College Prep Public High Schools in America.

    BASIS Scottsdale

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    Public School,

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ,

    5-12,

    107 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says The faculty, staff, volunteers, boosters, teachers, and students all are there to improve the world. The numerous clubs, from Amnesty International, Model UN, Medical Leader Club, Public Speaking....

    Read 107 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1480,

    Average ACT: 33,

  7. #8 Best College Prep Public High Schools in America.

    Payton College Preparatory High School

    Chicago Public Schools, IL,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I've been here for all four years and I love this school! Truly, the best part of the school is the teachers. Of course, you'll have a few that aren't your favorite, but I've found teachers I really....

    Read 410 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1410,

    Average ACT: 31,

  8. #9 Best College Prep 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!.

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1440,

    Average ACT: 33,

  9. #13 Best College Prep Public High Schools in America.

    Pine View School

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    Sarasota County Schools, FL,

    2-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I've attended Pine View School from 2nd grade through 12th grade. This place is great and offers many advanced classes for those who are consistently performing above their grade level. Once a....

    Read 356 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1390,

    Average ACT: 32,

  10. #19 Best College Prep Public High Schools in America.

    Saratoga High School

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    Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says This school’s actually amazing academically, but when you take a look at the school beyond that, it’s a terrible environment. It’s no single individual’s fault- not the administration or the....

    Read 210 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1440,

    Average ACT: 33,

  11. #22 Best College Prep Public High Schools in America.

    High School of American Studies at Lehman College

    New York City Geographic District No. 10, NY,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The High School of American Studies has created a rigorous academic environment in which students are pushed to do their best academically, striving for success on the daily. Teachers are always....

    Read 137 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1420,

    Average ACT: 32,

  12. #23 Best College Prep 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+,

    Average SAT: 1410,

    Average ACT: 33,

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