The publication analyzed 21,786 public high schools in 48 states. Nebraska and Oklahoma lacked data for the study. Those named a top school showed that their students were well prepared for college and exceeded state benchmarks on exams.
Schools on the list earned either a gold, silver or bronze medal.
The top 100 schools received a gold, while 461 schools received the silver. There were 37 schools to receive an honorable mention.
The No. 1 ranked school is the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia.
According to the U.S. News & World Report rankings, Schroon Lake Central School has 257 students, nearly 40 percent of whom are classified economically disadvantaged.