Virginia: The Potomac School
> Location: McLean
> Students: 1,060
> Student-to-teacher ratio: 6:1
> Avg. SAT score: 1390
> Annual tuition: $38,550
The Potomac School is located in McLean, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The school’s average ACT score is 33, the highest in the state. No private high school anywhere in the country has an average ACT score higher than a 34. The average SAT score at the school of 1390 is in the top 100 private high schools in the country.
Washington: Lakeside School
> Location: Seattle
> Students: 838
> Student-to-teacher ratio: 9:1
> Avg. SAT score: 1440
> Annual tuition: $32,000
With an average SAT score of 1440 and an average ACT score of 33, the Lakeside School ranks first in Washington state among private schools and in the top 50 in the nation in both test scores. The Seattle school educates students grades five to 12. Lakeside school ranks as the best high school for STEM out of 181 Washington schools. It also earned A+ marks from Niche for its academics, teachers, clubs and activities, and college prep.
West Virginia: The Linsly School
> Location: Wheeling
> Students: 465
> Student-to-teacher ratio: 9:1
> Avg. SAT score: 1220
> Annual tuition: $19,400
In addition to being the top private high school in West Virginia, The Linsly School is also the state’s most diverse private high school. The school has a perfect 100% graduation rate, and three-quarters of students say they like their school and feel happy there. The average SAT and ACT scores at the school both rank second among private West Virginia high schools. Though Linsly costs nearly $20,000 to attend, most students get financial aid. The average amount of financial aid among these students is $13,500.
Wisconsin: Brookfield Academy
> Location: Brookfield
> Students: 842
> Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1
> Avg. SAT score: 1380
> Annual tuition: $20,250
The Brookfield Academy in Brookfield, Wisconsin, just West of Milwaukee, works to build the “character, their confidence, their intellect, and their sense of purpose and responsibility” of its students. Brookfield Academy ranks as both the best private high school and the best high school for STEM in Wisconsin. The school received A+ grades from Niche for its academics and its college prep.
Wyoming: Jackson Hole Community School
> Location: Jackson
> Students: 83
> Student-to-teacher ratio: 5:1
> Avg. SAT score: 1320
> Annual tuition: $25,100
Jackson Hole Community School in Jackson, Wyoming, ranks as the state’s best private high school in part because of the low student-to-teacher ratio. With just five students per teacher, pupils can receive individualized attention that can benefit them academically.
No Wyoming private school has better test scores than Jackson Hole Community School. School students averaged azores of 1320 on the SAT and 30 on the ACT. Though it costs a little over $25,000 per year, 40% of school students receive financial aid, at an average amount of $14,000.
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