Newsweek has a bogus list of America’s “top” high schools. What a waste. Does anyone take this stuff seriously?
The real purpose of high school is to get its students admitted to top colleges, so the real list of top high schools is located here (four years old, but probably still correct). As it turns out the top high schools are mostly private schools in the northeast. Unlike the bogus Newsweek list, the true list of top high schools contains a lot of high schools that I’ve actually heard of and even one that I personally attended.
If you want your kids to have a chance at being elite (and with America turning into a South American country, the alternative to being elite is being a poor person cleaning the houses of the elites), you should make sure they attend a high school on the real list.