Kings Highway Highschool is located in the Westport School District, the best school district in Connecticut. Photo: http://khs.westport.k12.ct.us/
Kings Highway Highschool is located in the Westport School District, the best school district in Connecticut. Photo: http://khs.westport.k12.ct.us/

In today’s competitive academic environment, high school isn’t just a place to just a place to “chill” anymore. Attending a good high school can drastically increase your chance of getting into a competitive college.

There are almost 100,000 public schools in the United States, and only a handful of them consistently send their students to the top colleges.

To find the best school districts in the country, Niche, a statistics company, compiled a range of data including “test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, student and parent reviews.” They compiled a ranking of the best school districts in the country.

Although some states take home more places in the rankings than others, every state has its own gem school district. These are the best school districts in every state:

ALABAMA: Mountain Brook City Schools

No. of schools: 6
No. of students: 4,477
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A
Student culture & diversity: C-
Teachers: A+

ALASKA: Unalaska City School District

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No. of schools: 2
No. of students: 408
Academics: A
Health & safety: A+
Student culture & diversity: A
Teachers: A+

ARIZONA: Chandler Preparatory Academy

No. of schools: 1
No. of students: 679
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A-
Student culture & diversity: A
Teachers: A+

ARKANSAS: Bentonville School District

No. of schools: 18
No. of students: 15,081
Academics: A+
Health & safety: B+
Student culture & diversity: B+
Teachers: A

CALIFORNIA: Palo Alto Unified School District

No. of schools: 19
No. of students: 12,466
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A
Student culture & diversity: A
Teachers: A+

COLORADO: Aspen Unified School District

No. of schools: 5
No. of students: 1,728
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A+
Student culture & diversity: B
Teachers: A+

CONNECTICUT: Westport School District

No. of schools: 9
No. of students: 5,762
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A+
Student culture & diversity: C+
Teachers: A+

DELAWARE: Caesar Rodney School District

No. of schools: 15
No. of students: 7,606
Academics: B+
Health & safety: A-
Student culture & diversity: A
Teachers: A-

FLORIDA: P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School

No. of schools: 2
No. of students: 1,144
Academics: A
Health & safety: C+
Student culture & diversity: A
Teachers: B+

GEORGIA: Buford City Schools

No. of schools: 4
No. of students: 3,986
Academics: A
Health & safety: A
Student culture & diversity: A+
Teachers: A+

IDAHO: Bliss Joint School District

No. of schools: 1
No. of students: 132
Academics: A
Health & safety: A
Student culture & diversity: A
Teachers: A

ILLINOIS: New Trier Township High School District No. 203

No. of schools: 2
No. of students: 4,206
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A+
Student culture & diversity: C+
Teachers: A+

INDIANA: West Lafayette Community School Corporation

No. of schools: 3
No. of students: 2,247
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A
Student culture & diversity: A-
Teachers: A+

IOWA: Ames Community School District

No. of schools: 8
No. of students: 4,444
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A-
Student culture & diversity: A
Teachers: A+

KANSAS: Blue Valley Unified School District (Overland Park)

No. of schools: 34
No. of students: 22,400
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A+
Student culture & diversity: B
Teachers: A+

KENTUCKY: Fort Thomas Independent Schools

No. of schools: 5
No. of students: 2,976
Academics: A
Health & safety: A+
Student culture & diversity: C
Teachers: A

LOUISIANA: Zachary Community Public Schools

No. of schools: 8
No. of students: 5,470
Academics: A
Health & safety: A-
Student culture & diversity: A+
Teachers: A

MAINE: Falmouth School Department

No. of schools: 3
No. of students: 2,101
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A+
Student culture & diversity: C
Teachers: A+

MARYLAND: Howard County Public Schools

No. of schools: 75
No. of students: 52,806
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A-
Student culture & diversity: A+
Teachers: A

MASSACHUSETTS: Lexington Public Schools

No. of schools: 9
No. of students: 6,610
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A+
Student culture & diversity: B+
Teachers: A+

MICHIGAN: Bloomfield Hills Schools

No. of schools: 12
No. of students: 5,455
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A-
Student culture & diversity: A
Teachers: A+

MINNESOTA: Minnetonka Public School District

No. of schools: 10
No. of students: 9,768
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A+
Student culture & diversity: B-
Teachers: A+

MISSISSIPPI: Pass Christian Public School District

No. of schools: 4
No. of students: 1,963
Academics: A
Health & safety: B
Student culture & diversity: A
Teachers: A

MISSOURI: Clayton School District

No. of schools: 6
No. of students: 2,587
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A
Student culture & diversity: B
Teachers: A+

MONTANA: Ennis Public Schools

No. of schools: 3
No. of students: 345
Academics: A-
Health & safety: A-
Student culture & diversity: C+
Teachers: A

NEBRASKA: Westside Community Schools

No. of schools: 14
No. of students: 6,173
Academics: A
Health & safety: B
Student culture & diversity: A-
Teachers: A+

NEVADA: Douglas County School District

No. of schools: 15
No. of students: 6,130
Academics: A-
Health & safety: A-
Student culture & diversity: B+
Teachers: B

NEW HAMPSHIRE: SAU 70

No. of schools: 2
No. of students: 918
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A+
Student culture & diversity: B-
Teachers: A+

NEW JERSEY: Princeton Public Schools

No. of schools: 6
No. of students: 3,416
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A
Student culture & diversity: A-
Teachers: A+

NEW MEXICO: Los Alamos Public Schools

No. of schools: 7
No. of students: 3,525
Academics: A
Health & safety: B
Student culture & diversity: B
Teachers: A

NEW YORK: Jericho Union Free School District

No. of schools: 5
No. of students: 2,999
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A+
Student culture & diversity: B+
Teachers: A+

NORTH CAROLINA: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

No. of schools: 20
No. of students: 12,166
Academics: A+
Health & safety: B
Student culture & diversity: A
Teachers: A

NORTH DAKOTA: North Border School District No. 100

No. of schools: 5
No. of students: 390
Academics: A-
Health & safety: A-
Student culture & diversity: C+
Teachers: B+

OHIO: Indian Hill Exempted Village School District

No. of schools: 4
No. of students: 1,881
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A
Student culture & diversity: B-
Teachers: A+

OKLAHOMA: Jenks Public Schools

No. of schools: 7
No. of students: 11,181
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A-
Student culture & diversity: A
Teachers: A

OREGON: Lake Oswego School District

No. of schools: 10
No. of students: 6,891
Academics: A+
Health & safety: B+
Student culture & diversity: B-
Teachers: A+

PENNSYLVANIA: Tredyffrin-Easttown School District

No. of schools: 8
No. of students: 6,537
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A+
Student culture & diversity: B
Teachers: A+

RHODE ISLAND: East Greenwich Public Schools

No. of schools: 6
No. of students: 2,410
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A+
Student culture & diversity: B-
Teachers: A+

SOUTH CAROLINA: Fort Mill School District

No. of schools: 13
No. of students: 11,727
Academics: A
Health & safety: B+
Student culture & diversity: B
Teachers: A

SOUTH DAKOTA: Brandon Valley School District

No. of schools: 6
No. of students: 3,549
Academics: A-
Health & safety: A
Student culture & diversity: C+
Teachers: A

TENNESSEE: Greeneville City School District

No. of schools: 7
No. of students: 2,823
Academics: A-
Health & safety: A
Student culture & diversity: A
Teachers: A

TEXAS: Eanes Independent School District

No. of schools: 11
No. of students: 8,005
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A+
Student culture & diversity: B-
Teachers: A+

UTAH: Park City School District

No. of schools: 12
No. of students: 4,829
Academics: A+
Health & safety: B-
Student culture & diversity: B
Teachers: A+

VERMONT: South Burlington School District

No. of schools: 5
No. of students: 2,434
Academics: A
Health & safety: A+
Student culture & diversity: B+
Teachers: A

VIRGINIA: Arlington County Public Schools

No. of schools: 37
No. of students: 23,499
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A+
Student culture & diversity: A+
Teachers: A+

WASHINGTON: Bellevue School District

No. of schools: 31
No. of students: 19,153
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A-
Student culture & diversity: A
Teachers: A+

WEST VIRGINIA: Monongalia County Schools

No. of schools: 21
No. of students: 11,192
Academics: B
Health & safety: B
Student culture & diversity: B
Teachers: B

WISCONSIN: Elmbrook School District

No. of schools: 10
No. of students: 6,945
Academics: A+
Health & safety: A
Student culture & diversity: B
Teachers: A+

WYOMING: Sheridan County School District No. 1

No. of schools: 7
No. of students: 965
Academics: A
Health & safety: A+
Student culture & diversity: B
Teachers: A+