U.S. News & World Report released its 2024 Best High Schools rankings earlier this week. The rankings were based on graduation rate, college readiness, and enrollment, among other factors. Discover the top-performing public high schools in the U.S. and in the state of Wisconsin.

Best High Schools in Wisconsin

The highest-ranked public schools in the 2024 Best High Schools national rankings from U.S. News & World Report are those with students who achieved exceptional scores on state assessments for math, reading, and science.

According to U.S. News, the schools performed well in helping underserved students succeed, getting them ready for college, and offering a wide range of subjects. They also had high rates of students graduating.

"College readiness" looks at how students do on tough exams like Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests. "Underserved student performance" looks specifically at how well Black, Hispanic, or low-income students are doing.

The Top 10 Public High Schools in the US

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  1. BASIS Peoria (AZ)
  2. Signature School (IN)
  3. Tesla STEM High School (WA)
  4. Julia R. Masterman Secondary School (PA)
  5. Payton College Preparatory High School (IL)
  6. The School for the Talented and Gifted (TX)
  7. Academic Magnet High School (SC)
  8. International Academy of Oakland (MI)
  9. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology (GA)
  10. Riverside Stem Academy (CA)

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The Top 10 Public High Schools in Wisconsin

  1. Whitefish High School (Whitefish Bay)
  2. Lakeview Technology Academy (Pleasant Prairie)
  3. Brookfield East High School (Brookfield)
  4. High School of Health Sciences (Wales)
  5. Eisenhower Middle/High School  (New Berlin)
  6. Brookfield Central High School (Brookfield)
  7. Cedarburg High School (Cedarburg)
  8. Reagan College Preparatory High School (Milwaukee)
  9. Middleton High School (Middleton)
  10. Homestead Hgh School (Mequon)

In total, U.S. News & World Report ranked 462 Wisconsin high schools. Complete rankings can be found here.

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