Where does your school rank among the best high schools in the country for 2023?

A North Carolina public high school secured the number one spot, while Illinois produced four separate top 10 schools.

It’s that time of year when we take a look at some of the best-performing high schools in the nation. One state, in particular, has top bragging rights, considering it takes up four of the top 10 spots in the list of public schools.

Niche, a rankings and review site, just released its rankings for the top high schools in the country for 2023. According to their list, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics earned the number one spot for public schools. In addition, Illinois, specifically the Chicago area, produced four top 10 public high schools.

Here are the rankings for the top public schools, private schools and school districts in the U.S. for 2023:

Top 10 Public Schools

  1. North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, North Carolina
  2. Payton College Preparatory High School in Chicago, Illinois
  3. The Davidson Academy in Reno, Nevada
  4. MA Academy for Math & Science School in Worcester, Massachusetts
  5. Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, Illinois
  6. Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois
  7. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology in Alexandria, Virginia
  8. Maggie Walker Governor’s School in Richmond, Virginia
  9. High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey
  10. Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago, Illinois

Top 10 Private Schools

  1. Phillips Academy Andover in Andover, Massachusetts
  2. Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California
  3. Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut
  4. Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire
  5. Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts
  6. Trinity School in New York, New York
  7. St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas, Texas
  8. The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California
  9. Commonwealth School in Boston, Massachusetts
  10. The Nueva School in Hillsborough, California

Top 10 School Districts

  1. Adlai E. Stevenson High School District No. 125 in Lincolnshire, Illinois
  2. Glenbrook High Schools District 225 in Glenview, Illinois
  3. Great Neck Public Schools in Great Neck, New York
  4. Jericho Union Free School District in Jericho, New York
  5. Syosset Central School District in Syosset, New York
  6. Roslyn Union Free School District in Roslyn, New York
  7. New Tier Township High School District No. 203 in Northfield, Illinois
  8. West Lafayette Community School Corporation in West Lafayette, Indiana
  9. Palo Alto Unified School District in Palo Alto, California
  10. Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas

View the complete list here.

Micah Ward
Micah Wardhttps://districtadministration.com
Micah Ward is a District Administration staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

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