Strategy The 15 best public high schools in America

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A 900-person school in Chicago, Illinois is the best public high school in America, according to Niche.

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Walter Payton Prep is the best public high school in America.

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A 900-person school in Chicago, Illinois is the best public high school in America.

Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on schools, released its 2018 rankings of the best public high schools in the US, and gave Walter Payton Prep the top billing.

The ranking analyzed 17,867 public high schools and rated schools in areas like academics, teachers, student culture and diversity, and resources and facilities. You can read more about the methodology here.

Here are the top 15 public high schools in America:

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