What are the top 20 private high schools in the US?


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Philips Exeter Academy, Ransom Everglades School, The College Preparatory School, Horace Mann School and Catilleja School are among the top 20 private high schools in the United States. They are located in New Hampshire, Florida, California and New York City.

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Philips Exeter Academy tops the list of some 3,800 high schools. Niche.com, which delivers letter grades like a school report card, gives Philips Exeter an A+ in Academics, Extracurricular, Diversity and Food. Philips Exeter receives a score of 4.5 out of five points from parents and students.

Horace Mann in Bronx, New York, also receives an A+ for academics and an A- for diversity. Horace Mann also scores an A+ in educational outcomes. Parents and students rate the overall experience of attending and dealing with Horace Mann a four on a scale of one to five.

Each school profile on Niche.com includes a map, nearby schools, nearby homes, and a demographics breakdown of the student body in percentages by gender, race, enrollment, popular majors and the most popular colleges that graduates attend. The website also gives each school's average SAT score and the relationship to the national average.

Category rankings that contribute to a school's overall score include teachers, academics, sports, food and educational outcomes. Niche.com utilizes student and parent rankings and reviews to rank schools.

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