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These are the best public high schools in Indiana

Posted at 9:43 AM, Nov 30, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- The best public high school in Indiana is also the third best public high school in the country, according to, a website that helps parents discover the schools that are best for their kids. 

The rankings released this week analyzed 18,000 public high schools and ranked them based on a variety of factors and several central Indiana schools are well represented on the top of the list.

No. 1 in Indiana is also No. 3 in the country: The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics & Humanities on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie. gave the school a rating of A+ for great teachers, academics, health & safety and college readiness for students. The rankings were calculated based on a variety of factors. You can see those factors at the bottom of this story.

Carmel High School was ranked No. 2 in the state with neighboring Fishers High School ranked at No. 5.

Indianapolis was represented first at No. 7 with North Central, followed closely by No. 8 Herron.

Here's a look at the top 25 public high schools in Indiana, according to Niche: 

1. Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics & Humanities (#3 in America)
2. Carmel High School
3. West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School
4. Munster High School
5. Fishers High School
6. Signature School (Evansville)
7. North Central High School
8. Herron High School
9. Westfield High School
10. Homestead Senior High School (Fort Wayne)
11. Avon High School
12. Carroll High School (Fort Wayne)
13 Hamilton Southeastern High School
14 Zionsville Community High School
15 Penn High School (Mishawaka)
16 Crown Point High School
17 Brownsburg High School
18 Floyd Central High School
19 Yorktown High School
20 Goshen High School
21 Noblesville High School
22 Plainfield High School
23 Bloomington High School North
24 Columbus North High School
25 William Henry Harrison High School

You can read the full top 100 list here.