Twenty-eight of New Mexico high schools are ranked among the best nationwide, according to a 2018 U.S. News & World Report ranking. The highest-rated school in New Mexico was the Albuquerque Insitute of Math and Science. 

The 2018 best high school rankings were released on Wednesday and evaluated over 20,500 public high schools. 

U.S. News identified schools that help best serve students and assess how prepared they are for college-level work. Schools were also recognized with gold, silver and bronze medals. Two schools in New Mexico received a gold star recognition, seven received a silver star and 19 received a bronze star. 

Below is the list of the 28 New Mexico schools recognized: 

Name of SchoolMedalNational RankLocation
Albuquerque Institute of Math and ScienceGold223Albuquerque
The Academy for Technology and the ClassicsGold474Santa Fe
Los Alamos HighSilver792Los Alamos
Early College AcademySilver1521Albuquerque
La Cueva HighSilver1799Albuquerque
The Ask AcademySilver1923Rio Rancho
Cloudcroft HighSilver2317Cloudcroft
NM School for the ArtsSilver2560Santa Fe
Santa Teresa HighSilver2664Santa Teresa
Texico HighBronzeNationally RecognizedTexico
Alta Vista Early College High SchoolBronzeNationally RecognizedAnthony
Animas 7-12 SchoolBronzeNationally RecognizedAnimas
Arrowhead Park Medical AcademyBronzeNationally RecognizedLas Cruces
Capitan HighBronzeNationally RecognizedCapitan
Clayton HighBronzeNationally RecognizedClayton
College and Career High SchoolBronzeNationally RecognizedAlbuquerque
Coronado HighBronzeNationally RecognizedGallina
Early College High SchoolBronzeNationally RecognizedLas Cruces
Early College High SchoolBronzeNationally RecognizedRoswell
Escalante Middle/High SchoolBronzeNationally RecognizedTierra Amarilla
Estancia HighBronzeNationally RecognizedEstancia
Explore AcademyBronzeNationally RecognizedAlbuquerque
Melrose HighBronzeNationally RecognizedMelrose
Questa HighBronzeNationally RecognizedQuesta
Reserve HighBronzeNationally RecognizedReserve
Rio Rancho Cyber AcademyBronzeNationally RecognizedRio Rancho
Santa Rosa HighBronzeNationally RecognizedSanta Rosa
Tatum HighBronzeNationally RecognizedTatum

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