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    The biggest high school in every state

    High school can be rough. Peer pressure, crushes, cliques... and we haven’t even gotten to the schoolwork. We get it — we wouldn’t want to go back either. But not everyone has grown up just yet, including the roughly 11 million high school students across the United States. High school is the time when kids learn not only academics, but also start to discover their personal interests, and who they are as people. Certain kids will thrive more in larger or smaller environments, and schools of different sizes prioritize particular programs over others.

    Parents want to help their child any way they can, and choosing the right high school is among the choices parents can make to help their child grow. High school students already face a lot of stressors, and choosing a school shouldn’t be one of them - it's important to know the options.

    Here at Stacker, we traded notes and worked together to analyze data that ranks the biggest high schools in every state, according to Niche — which ranks schools based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Education concerning student performance on SAT/ACT tests, teacher quality, college readiness, and district ratings. Keep reading to find the biggest high school in your home state.

  • 2/ Natrona County School District

    #50. Wyoming: Kelly Walsh High School

    School district: Natrona County School District No. 1

    Students: 1,747

    Student-teacher ratio: 19:1

  • 3/ Arrowhead Union High School District

    #49. Wisconsin: Arrowhead High School

    School district: Hartland, WI

    Students: 2,527

    Student-teacher ratio: 16:1

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    #48. West Virginia: Cabell Midland High School

    School district: Cabell County Schools

    Students: 1,939

    Student-teacher ratio: 13:1

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    #47. Washington: Chiawana High School

    School district: Pasco School District

    Students: 2,393

    Student-teacher ratio: 20:1

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    #46. Virginia: T.C. Williams High School

    School district: Alexandria City Public Schools

    Students: 3,503

    Student-teacher ratio: 13:1

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    #45. Vermont: Champlain Valley Union High School

    School district: Champlain Valley School District

    Students: 1,279

    Student-teacher ratio: 14:1

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    #44. Utah: Granger High School

    School district: Granite School District

    Students: 2,929

    Student-teacher ratio: 24:1

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    #43. Texas: Skyline High School

    School district: Dallas Independent School District

    Students: 4,790

    Student-teacher ratio: 16:1

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    #42. Tennessee: White Station High School

    School district: Shelby County Schools

    Students: 2,330

    Student-teacher ratio: 22:1

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    #41. South Dakota: Roosevelt High School

    School district: Sioux Falls School District

    Students: 2,193

    Student-teacher ratio: 18:1

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    #40. South Carolina: Wando High School

    School district: Charleston County School District

    Students: 3,882

    Student-teacher ratio: 15:1

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    #39. Rhode Island: Coventry High School

    School district: Coventry Public Schools

    Students: 1,558

    Student-teacher ratio: 12:1

  • 14/ Upper Darby High School Class of 1977

    #38. Pennsylvania: Upper Darby Senior High School

    School district: Upper Darby School District

    Students: 3,687

    Student-teacher ratio: 15:1

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    #37. Oregon: David Douglas High School

    School district: David Douglas School District

    Students: 3,227

    Student-teacher ratio: 22:1

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    #36. Oklahoma: Broken Arrow High School

    School district: Broken Arrow Public Schools

    Students: 3,637

    Student-teacher ratio: 20:1

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    #35. Ohio: William Mason High School

    School district: Mason City School District

    Students: 3,476

    Student-teacher ratio: 20:1

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    #34. North Dakota: Century High School

    School district: Bismarck School District No. 1

    Students: 1,434

    Student-teacher ratio: 17:1

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    #33. North Carolina: South Mecklenburg High School

    School district: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

    Students: 2,913

    Student-teacher ratio: 19:1

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    #32. New York: Brooklyn Technical High School

    School district: New York City Geographic District No. 13

    Students: 5,541

    Student-teacher ratio: 21:1

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    #31. New Mexico: Rio Rancho High School

    School district: Rio Rancho Public Schools

    Students: 2,461

    Student-teacher ratio: 18:1

  • 22/ Passaic County, New Jersey

    #30. New Jersey: Passaic County Technical Institute

    School district: Wayne, NJ

    Students: 3,355

    Student-teacher ratio: 11:1

  • 23/ Pinkteron Academy

    #29. New Hampshire: Pinkerton Academy

    School district: Derry, NH

    Students: 3,134

    Student-teacher ratio: 13:1

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    #28. Nevada: Rancho High School

    School district: Clark County School District

    Students: 3,255

    Student-teacher ratio: 23:1

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    #27. Nebraska: Central High School

    School district: Omaha Public Schools

    Students: 2,544

    Student-teacher ratio: 17:1

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    #26. Montana: Bozeman High School

    School district: Bozeman, MT

    Students: 1,963

    Student-teacher ratio: 15:1

  • 27/ Jefferson City High School

    #25. Missouri: Jefferson City High School

    School district: Jefferson City School District

    Students: 2,534

    Student-teacher ratio: 14:1

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    #24. Mississippi: Tupelo High School

    School district: Tupelo Public School District

    Students: 1,974

    Student-teacher ratio: 16:1

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    #23. Minnesota: Wayzata High School

    School district: Wayzata Public School District

    Students: 3,228

    Student-teacher ratio: 17:1

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    #22. Michigan: Grand Blanc Community High School

    School district: Grand Blanc Community Schools

    Students: 2,767

    Student-teacher ratio: 21:1

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    #21. Massachusetts: Brockton High School

    School district: Brockton Public Schools

    Students: 4,174

    Student-teacher ratio: 15:1

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    #20. Maryland: Montgomery Blair High School

    School district: Montgomery County Public Schools

    Students: 2,892

    Student-teacher ratio: 17:1

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    #19. Maine: Lewiston High School

    School district: Lewiston School Department

    Students: 1,376

    Student-teacher ratio: 13:1

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    #18. Louisiana: Lafayette High School

    School district: Lafayette Parish Public Schools

    Students: 2,456

    Student-teacher ratio: 18:1

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    #17. Kentucky: Henry Clay High School

    School district: Fayette County Public Schools

    Students: 2,373

    Student-teacher ratio: 18:1

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    #16. Kansas: Olathe North High School

    School district: Olathe Unified School District

    Students: 2,297

    Student-teacher ratio: 16:1

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    #15. Iowa: East High School

    School district: Des Moines Independent Community School District

    Students: 2,291

    Student-teacher ratio: 18:1

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    #14. Indiana: Carmel High School

    School district: Carmel Clay Schools

    Students: 4,830

    Student-teacher ratio: 19:1

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    #13. Illinois: Waukegan High School

    School district: Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60

    Students: 4,476

    Student-teacher ratio: 20:1

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    #12. Idaho: Mountain View High School

    School district: West Ada School District

    Students: 2,293

    Student-teacher ratio: 22:1

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    #11. Hawaii: James Campbell High School

    School district: Hawaii Department of Education

    Students: 3,024

    Student-teacher ratio: 16:1

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    #10. Georgia: Mill Creek High School

    School district: Gwinnett County Public Schools

    Students: 3,780

    Student-teacher ratio: 19:1

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    #9. Florida: Cypress Bay High School

    School district: Broward County Public Schools

    Students: 4,489

    Student-teacher ratio: 22:1

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    #8. Delaware: William Penn High School

    School district: Colonial School District

    Students: 2,173

    Student-teacher ratio: 18:1

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    #7. Connecticut: Danbury High School

    School district: Danbury School District

    Students: 2,885

    Student-teacher ratio: 15:1

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    #6. Colorado: Cherry Creek High School

    School district: Cherry Creek School District

    Students: 3,506

    Student-teacher ratio: 20:1

  • 47/ Bobak Ha'Eri // Wikicommons

    #5. California: Paramount High School

    School district: Paramount Unified School District

    Students: 4,814

    Student-teacher ratio: 27:1

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    #4. Arkansas: Bentonville High School

    School district: Bentonville Public Schools

    Students: 4,358

    Student-teacher ratio: 16:1

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    #3. Arizona: Hamilton High School

    School district: Chandler Unified District #80

    Students: 2,160

    Student-teacher ratio: 19:1

  • 50/ East High School // ASDK

    #2. Alaska: East High School

    School district: Anchorage School District

    Students: 4,020

    Student-teacher ratio: 20:1

  • 51/ Sporksrock120 // Wikicommons

    #1. Alabama: Hoover High School

    School district: Hoover City Schools

    Students: 2,823

    Student-teacher ratio: 14:1

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