To make families’ lives easier, school-ranking website Niche has released its 2020 list of the best public high schools in America. The list was determined after rating thousands of schools in over 10,000 districts across the country. The rankings were based on academic factors like test scores and AP enrollment, racial and economic diversity, as well as reviews by student, alumni, and parents. Statistics were taken from the US Department of Education.
The No. 1 public high school in the country is Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology in Alexandria, Virginia. Last year’s Niche ranking gave the No. 1 spot to Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, in Aurora, Illinois, which has now fallen to No. 2.
Here are the 15 best public high schools in America.