U.S. News and World Report is out with its latest rankings, and Boston Latin School once again tops the list.
Michigan's International Academy of Macomb was named the top magnet school; High Technology High School in Lincroft, N.J.as the best STEM school; and BASIS Scottsdale as the best charter school.
None of Mississippi's 250 public high schools earned gold medal status, but Ocean Springs was one of only three in the state to earn a silver medal and the only one from Jackson County to do so.
Maeser was joined in the top 1,000 nationally by two other Utah schools.
Examining whether each school's relative performance in its state reading and mathematics assessments exceeded expectations, factoring in the proportion of its student body that is economically disadvantaged and projected to score lower.
About a third of Bemidji High Schoolers take an AP test, Principal Brian Stefanich said, and 74 percent of them earned a 3, 4, or 5 on it.
Sylvania Superintendent Adam Fineske said he was proud of the improvement Southview High made in the latest rankings and that both district high schools were among the highest ranked schools in northwest Ohio. The highest-scoring schools were ranked as gold, silver or bronze in the 2018 rankings.
South Florida charter schools performed the best among Florida schools in the Best Charter Schools rankings.
There are several criteria for the rankings including standardized test performance and college readiness.
At No. 39, Elizabethtown High School ranked the highest in the state out of area schools.
Harding Charter Prep, which ranked 150th nationally among high schools, has a 95 percent graduation rate, and offers Advanced Placement course work and exams to all students.
"With this in mind, we define a "best" high school as one that best serves all of its students", he said in a statement.