2017 Largest Public High Schools Methodology

The 2017 Largest Public High Schools ranking is based on data from the U.S. Department of Education. Learn where our data comes from.

Factors Considered

Factor Description Source Weight
Total Enrollment Total number of students enrolled in the school. National Center for Education Statistics 100.0%

This ranking assesses 21,565 U.S. public high schools. Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, usually from 2014–2016, as self-reported by the schools.

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