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Here are the best public high schools in every US state

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    School-ranking website Niche
    rated the best public high schools in every US state.
  
  
    To determine the best public high schools, the site
    looked at SAT and ACT scores, reading and math proficiency,
    graduation rate, AP enrollment, and diversity, among many other
    factors.
  
  
    The best public high school in the US is
    Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois.
  
  
    
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  There are a lot of high schools in the United States - 18,841 to
  be exact. And now that another summer is drawing to a close,
  those 18,841 high schools will soon be opening their doors for a
  new school year.

  To find the best one in each state, school-ranking website
  Niche
  rated the high schools according to several factors, including
  SAT and ACT scores, reading and math proficiency, graduation
  rate, AP enrollment, and diversity.

  Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois,
  scored higher than any other school, making it the No. 1 high
  school in the country.

  Here are the top high schools in each state.

The nation's best high schools

There are a lot of high schools in the United States - 18,841 to be exact. And now that another summer is drawing to a close, those 18,841 high schools will soon be opening their doors for a new school year.

To find the best one in each state, school-ranking website Niche rated the high schools according to several factors, including SAT and ACT scores, reading and math proficiency, graduation rate, AP enrollment, and diversity.

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois, scored higher than any other school, making it the No. 1 high school in the country.

Here are the top high schools in each state.

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