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Top 100 Best Public Schools

Top 100 Best Performing Public Schools in the U.S.

School Year:  2016-2017

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List is a countdown from the 100th to the No. 1 best performing school in the country. Click on any school name to get a report.

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Rank School Location
100 30TH AVENUE SCHOOL (THE) ASTORIA, NY
99 SEASIDE NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL
98 SIGNATURE SCHOOL INC EVANSVILLE, IN
97 BENJAMIN G BROWN SOMERVILLE, MA
96 BASIS ORO VALLEY ORO VALLEY, AZ
95 FOREST HILLS ELEM SCHOOL WESTERN SPRINGS, IL
94 TOWNSEND HARRIS HIGH SCHOOL FLUSHING, NY
93 FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SUMMIT, NJ
92 COLD SPRING ELEMENTARY POTOMAC, MD
91 DOVER-SHERBORN REGIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL DOVER, MA
90 EAST SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL NEW YORK, NY
89 JONES COLLEGE PREP HIGH SCHOOL CHICAGO, IL
88 MERRITT MEMORIAL CRESSKILL, NJ
87 ACADEMY FOR SCIENCE AND DESIGN CHARTER (H) NASHUA, NH
86 ACADEMY I JERSEY CITY, NJ
85 CHALLENGE CENTER – 51 SIOUX FALLS, SD
84 WILLIAM B TRAVIS ACDMY/VNGRD FOR ACADEMICALLY TAG ELEM DALLAS, TX
83 GLENWOOD SCHOOL SHORT HILLS, NJ
82 HIGH PEAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BOULDER, CO
81 SOMERSET ACADEMY DAVIE CHARTER DAVIE, FL
80 WILLARD CONCORD, MA
79 THE CONNECT CHARTER SCHOOL PUEBLO, CO
78 DR N H JONES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OCALA, FL
77 ODYSSEY-MAGELLAN APPLETON, WI
76 HARTSHORN SCHOOL SHORT HILLS, NJ
75 SEA GIRT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SEA GIRT, NJ
74 ROBERT L. STEVENSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MERRITT ISLAND, FL
73 MEADOW GLENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NAPERVILLE, IL
72 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL-BED STUY 2 BROOKLYN, NY
71 WATSON SCHOOL ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY
70 NEW EXPLORATIONS INTO SCIENCETECH AND MATH HIGH SC NEW YORK, NY
69 ELMWOOD HOPKINTON, MA
68 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL-COBBLE HILL BROOKLYN, NY
67 ROBERT SEAMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL JERICHO, NY
66 TERENCE C. REILLY SCHOOL # 7 ELIZABETH, NJ
65 PRINCETON CHARTER SCHOOL PRINCETON, NJ
64 THOMAS EDISON ENERGYSMART CHARTER SCHOOL SOMERSET, NJ
63 WADSWORTH MAGNET SCHOOL FOR HIGH ACHIEVERS DECATUR, GA
62 STUYVESANT HIGH SCHOOL NEW YORK, NY
61 JONAS CLARKE MIDDLE LEXINGTON, MA
60 WM DIAMOND MIDDLE LEXINGTON, MA
59 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL-HELL’S KITCHEN NEW YORK, NY
58 DEERFIELD SCHOOL SHORT HILLS, NJ
57 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL – ROSEDALE ROSEDALE, NY
56 PARKER CORE KNOWLEDGE CHARTER SCHOOL PARKER, CO
55 SUMMER STREET LYNNFIELD, MA
54 BANNOCKBURN ELEMENTARY BETHESDA, MD
53 MCDADE ELEM CLASSICAL SCHOOL CHICAGO, IL
52 GWINNETT SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS- SCIENCE AND TECHNO LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
51 BRITT DAVID ELEMENTARY COMPUTER MAGNET ACADEMY COLUMBUS, GA
50 TAG YOUNG SCHOLARS NEW YORK, NY
49 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL – WASHINGTON HEIGHT NEW YORK, NY
48 CHALLENGE SCHOOL DENVER, CO
47 SHIPLEY’S CHOICE ELEMENTARY MILLERSVILLE, MD
46 DENNISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LAKEWOOD, CO
45 BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION LONG ISLAND CITY, NY
44 IS 187 CHRISTA MCAULIFFE SCHOOL (THE) BROOKLYN, NY
43 HULSTROM OPTIONS K-8 SCHOOL NORTHGLENN, CO
42 ALBERT S. WOODWARD MEMORIAL SCHOOL SOUTHBOROUGH, MA
41 BOSTON LATIN BOSTON, MA
40 WILLIAM B TRAVIS ACAD/VANGRD FOR ACADEMICALLY TAG MIDDLE DALLAS, TX
39 MADISON STREET ACADEMY OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING AR OCALA, FL
38 ESSEX FELLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ESSEX FELLS, NJ
37 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL – BED STUY 1 BROOKLYN, NY
36 FREEDOM 7 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDI COCOA BEACH, FL
35 RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL BASKING RIDGE, NJ
34 INFINITY INSTITUTE JERSEY CITY, NJ
33 LANE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL CHICAGO, IL
32 WESTSHORE JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL MELBOURNE, FL
31 ANDERSON SCHOOL (THE) NEW YORK, NY
30 LEONARDO DA VINCI SCHOOL FOR GIFTED LEARNERS GREEN BAY, WI
29 THURGOOD MARSHALL ELEMENTARY ROCKFORD, IL
28 AURORA QUEST K-8 AURORA, CO
27 PS 172 BEACON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE BROOKLYN, NY
26 KITTREDGE MAGNET SCHOOL BROOKHAVEN, GA
25 PS 77 LOWER LAB SCHOOL NEW YORK, NY
24 YOUNG MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL CHICAGO, IL
23 SUCCESS ACADEMY CS – BERGEN BEACH BROOKLYN, NY
22 ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES AT PGCC LARGO, MD
21 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL-CROWN HEIGHTS BROOKLYN, NY
20 ILES ELEM SCHOOL SPRINGFIELD, IL
19 SCHOOL 28 PATERSON, NJ
18 ACADEMY FOR EXCELLENCE THROUGH THE ARTS (THE) FOREST HILLS, NY
17 EDISON ELEM REGIONAL GIFTED CNTR CHICAGO, IL
16 DEANE-PORTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RUMSON, NJ
15 SKINNER NORTH ELEM SCH CHICAGO, IL
14 THURGOOD MARSHALL SCHOOL ROCKFORD, IL
13 KELLER ELEM GIFTED MAGNET SCHOOL CHICAGO, IL
12 JACKSONVILLE BEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL
11 NORTHSIDE COLLEGE PREPARATORY HS CHICAGO, IL
10 PAYTON COLLEGE PREPARATORY HS CHICAGO, IL
9 MERCER ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL MERCER ISLAND, WA
8 DORAL ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY DORAL, FL
7 DECATUR CLASSICAL ELEM SCHOOL CHICAGO, IL
6 OKALOOSA STEMM CENTER VALPARAISO, FL
5 POLARIS AT EBERT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DENVER, CO
4 DR RONALD MCNAIR HIGH SCHOOL JERSEY CITY, NJ
3 SOMERSET MIRAMAR SOUTH K-5 MIRAMAR, FL
2 MIDDLESEX COUNTY VOC ACAD ALLIED HEALTH & BIOMEDIC WOODBRIDGE, NJ
1 MIDDLESEX COUNTY VOC ACADEMY MATH SCIENCE &ENGINEE EDISON, NJ

 

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