The 25 best public high schools in America


Stuyvesant High School

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Stuyvesant High School in New York City took the top rank for the second year in a row.

A great education doesn't have to cost a fortune - especially in high school.


Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on schools, just released its 2016 rankings of the best public high schools in the country.

The ranking looked at over 100,000 schools based on 27 million reviews from more than 300,000 students and parents. They rated schools in areas like academics, teachers, student culture and diversity, and resources and facilities. You can read more about the methodology here.

Many are charter or magnet schools, meaning they pull in qualified students from around their districts.

Here are the top 25 public high schools in America.