To determine the best public high school in every state, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed rankings for all public schools from school and neighborhood data clearinghouse Niche. It is important to note that the grade levels contained in these schools are not uniform. Some schools include grades outside of the 9-12 range and others contain fewer grades.
Data on rank, number of students, student-teacher ratio, average SAT score, average ACT score, graduation rates, and math and reading proficiency also came from Niche. Click here for a complete explanation of Niche’s methodology.
Data on median household income by school district and adult educational attainment rates came from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 American Community Survey, when available. All ACS data are five-year estimates.