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2024 Best College Prep Public High Schools in America

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  1. #4 Best College Prep 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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1530,

    Average ACT: 35,

  2. #8 Best College Prep Public High Schools in America.

    BASIS Scottsdale

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    Public School,

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ,

    5-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My overall experience for this school is fairly positive I feel like every since I entered in fifth grade there have been changes for the better and changes for the worst. Amount of students are....

    Read 119 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1480,

    Average ACT: 33,

  3. #9 Best College Prep Public High Schools in America.

    California Academy of Mathematics & Science

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    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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1340,

    Average ACT: 30,

  4. #11 Best College Prep Public High Schools in America.

    Carnegie Vanguard High School

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    Houston Independent School District, TX,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says At Carnegie Vanguard High School, the best part of my experience has been the strong relationship between students and teachers. This supportive environment fosters collaboration, communication, and....

    Read 364 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1380,

    Average ACT: 31,

  5. #13 Best College Prep 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+,

    Average SAT: 1420,

    Average ACT: 33,

  6. #15 Best College Prep Public High Schools in America.

    Bergen County Academies

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    Bergen County Vocational Technical School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    563 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall I think my time at Bergen County Academies was positive. There are ample opportunities for students and the school encourages students to take initiative in guiding their academic path. A....

    Read 563 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1480,

    Average ACT: 34,

  7. #16 Best College Prep Public High Schools in America.

    Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology

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    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+,

    Average SAT: 1390,

    Average ACT: 31,

  8. #17 Best College Prep 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+,

    Average SAT: 1380,

    Average ACT: 32,

  9. #18 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,

    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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1500,

    Average ACT: 33,

  10. #20 Best College Prep Public High Schools in America.

    The College Academy at Broward College

    Blue checkmark.

    Broward County Public Schools, FL,

    11-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says 2019 alum here! Going to college academy was the best decision I ever made. College Academy gives a transition from high school to College, allowing you to make mistakes without it being costly both....

    Read 988 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1310,

    Average ACT: 28,

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

    School for Advanced Studies - North

    Miami-Dade County Public Schools, FL,

    11-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says As an SAS student with extensive community service hours, being numerous school clubs, a member of National Honor Society and a high GPA, I have had an overall positive high school experience. The....

    Read 226 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1300,

    Average ACT: 28,

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