These Are The Best High Schools In The U.S.

The reputation and standard of the high school you go to can play a huge part in shaping your future success. This is because what you learn in high school sets a strong foundation that you can build on. Moreover, a diploma from a good school also increases your chances of getting into a top university.

Out of the 18,841 public high schools across the 50 states, we rank the top in the nation. These schools earned their ranking based on academics, AP enrollment, diversity, and alumni. Here are the high schools that can be called the leaders.

Thomas Jefferson High School For Science And Technology

Thomas Jefferson High School For Science And Technology
Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Thomas Jefferson High School For Science & Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, has a curriculum that is focused on the STEM program (science, technology, engineering, and math.) Students have the option to take interesting courses like marine biology, robotics, and even architecture. While there is a focus on its academic programs, the school is known for its athletic programs as well.

Thomas Jefferson High School has a total enrollment of 1,789 kids with a student-teacher ratio of 17:1. The AP enrollment is 73 percent and students also earn high test scores with the average SAT score at 1510 and ACT score of 34.