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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.

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  • #50. Wyoming: Kelly Walsh High School
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    #50. Wyoming: Kelly Walsh High School

    School district: Natrona County School District No. 1
    Students: 1,747
    Student-teacher ratio: 19:1

  • #49. Wisconsin: Arrowhead High School
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    #49. Wisconsin: Arrowhead High School

    - School district: Hartland, WI
    - Students: 2,527
    - Student-teacher ratio: 16:1

  • #48. West Virginia: Cabell Midland High School
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    #48. West Virginia: Cabell Midland High School

    - School district: Cabell County Schools
    - Students: 1,939
    - Student-teacher ratio: 13:1

  • #47. Washington: Chiawana High School
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    #47. Washington: Chiawana High School

    - School district: Pasco School District
    - Students: 2,393
    - Student-teacher ratio: 20:1

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

  • #45. Vermont: Champlain Valley Union High School
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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

  • #44. Utah: Granger High School
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    #44. Utah: Granger High School

    - School district: Granite School District
    - Students: 2,929
    - Student-teacher ratio: 24:1

  • #43. Texas: Skyline High School
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    #43. Texas: Skyline High School

    - School district: Dallas Independent School District
    - Students: 4,790
    - Student-teacher ratio: 16:1

  • #42. Tennessee: White Station High School
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    #42. Tennessee: White Station High School

    - School district: Shelby County Schools
    - Students: 2,330
    - Student-teacher ratio: 22:1

  • #41. South Dakota: Roosevelt High School
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    #41. South Dakota: Roosevelt High School

    - School district: Sioux Falls School District
    - Students: 2,193
    - Student-teacher ratio: 18:1

  • #40. South Carolina: Wando High School
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    #40. South Carolina: Wando High School

    - School district: Charleston County School District
    - Students: 3,882
    - Student-teacher ratio: 15:1

  • #39. Rhode Island: Coventry High School
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    #39. Rhode Island: Coventry High School

    - School district: Coventry Public Schools
    - Students: 1,558
    - Student-teacher ratio: 12:1

  • #38. Pennsylvania: Upper Darby Senior High School
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    #38. Pennsylvania: Upper Darby Senior High School

    - School district: Upper Darby School District
    - Students: 3,687
    - Student-teacher ratio: 15:1

  • #37. Oregon: David Douglas High School
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    #37. Oregon: David Douglas High School

    - School district: David Douglas School District
    - Students: 3,227
    - Student-teacher ratio: 22:1

  • #36. Oklahoma: Broken Arrow High School
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    #36. Oklahoma: Broken Arrow High School

    - School district: Broken Arrow Public Schools
    - Students: 3,637
    - Student-teacher ratio: 20:1

  • #35. Ohio: William Mason High School
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    #35. Ohio: William Mason High School

    - School district: Mason City School District
    - Students: 3,476
    - Student-teacher ratio: 20:1

  • #34. North Dakota: Century High School
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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

  • #33. North Carolina: South Mecklenburg High School
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    #33. North Carolina: South Mecklenburg High School

    - School district: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
    - Students: 2,913
    - Student-teacher ratio: 19:1

  • #32. New York: Brooklyn Technical High School
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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

  • #31. New Mexico: Rio Rancho High School
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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

  • #30. New Jersey: Passaic County Technical Institute
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    #30. New Jersey: Passaic County Technical Institute

    - School district: Wayne, NJ
    - Students: 3,355
    - Student-teacher ratio: 11:1

  • #29. New Hampshire: Pinkerton Academy
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    #29. New Hampshire: Pinkerton Academy

    - School district: Derry, NH
    - Students: 3,134
    - Student-teacher ratio: 13:1

  • #28. Nevada: Rancho High School
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    #28. Nevada: Rancho High School

    - School district: Clark County School District
    - Students: 3,255
    - Student-teacher ratio: 23:1

  • #27. Nebraska: Central High School
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    #27. Nebraska: Central High School

    - School district: Omaha Public Schools
    - Students: 2,544
    - Student-teacher ratio: 17:1

  • #26. Montana: Bozeman High School
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    #26. Montana: Bozeman High School

    - School district: Bozeman, MT
    - Students: 1,963
    - Student-teacher ratio: 15:1

  • #25. Missouri: Jefferson City High School
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    #25. Missouri: Jefferson City High School

    - School district: Jefferson City School District
    - Students: 2,534
    - Student-teacher ratio: 14:1

  • #24. Mississippi: Tupelo High School
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    #24. Mississippi: Tupelo High School

    - School district: Tupelo Public School District
    - Students: 1,974
    - Student-teacher ratio: 16:1

  • #23. Minnesota: Wayzata High School
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    #23. Minnesota: Wayzata High School

    - School district: Wayzata Public School District
    - Students: 3,228
    - Student-teacher ratio: 17:1

  • #22. Michigan: Grand Blanc Community High School
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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

  • #21. Massachusetts: Brockton High School
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    #21. Massachusetts: Brockton High School

    - School district: Brockton Public Schools
    - Students: 4,174
    - Student-teacher ratio: 15:1

  • #20. Maryland: Montgomery Blair High School
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    #20. Maryland: Montgomery Blair High School

    - School district: Montgomery County Public Schools
    - Students: 2,892
    - Student-teacher ratio: 17:1

  • #19. Maine: Lewiston High School
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    #19. Maine: Lewiston High School

    - School district: Lewiston School Department
    - Students: 1,376
    - Student-teacher ratio: 13:1

  • #18. Louisiana: Lafayette High School
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    #18. Louisiana: Lafayette High School

    - School district: Lafayette Parish Public Schools
    - Students: 2,456
    - Student-teacher ratio: 18:1

  • #17. Kentucky: Henry Clay High School
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    #17. Kentucky: Henry Clay High School

    - School district: Fayette County Public Schools
    - Students: 2,373
    - Student-teacher ratio: 18:1

  • #16. Kansas: Olathe North High School
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    #16. Kansas: Olathe North High School

    - School district: Olathe Unified School District
    - Students: 2,297
    - Student-teacher ratio: 16:1

  • #15. Iowa: East High School
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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

  • #14. Indiana: Carmel High School
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    #14. Indiana: Carmel High School

    - School district: Carmel Clay Schools
    - Students: 4,830
    - Student-teacher ratio: 19:1

  • #13. Illinois: Waukegan High School
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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

  • #12. Idaho: Mountain View High School
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    #12. Idaho: Mountain View High School

    - School district: West Ada School District
    - Students: 2,293
    - Student-teacher ratio: 22:1

  • #11. Hawaii: James Campbell High School
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    #11. Hawaii: James Campbell High School

    - School district: Hawaii Department of Education
    - Students: 3,024
    - Student-teacher ratio: 16:1

  • #10. Georgia: Mill Creek High School
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    #10. Georgia: Mill Creek High School

    - School district: Gwinnett County Public School
    - Students: 3,780
    - Student-teacher ratio: 19:1

  • #9. Florida: Cypress Bay High School
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    #9. Florida: Cypress Bay High School

    - School district: Broward County Public Schools
    - Students: 4,489
    - Student-teacher ratio: 22:1

  • #8. Delaware: William Penn High School
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    #8. Delaware: William Penn High School

    - School district: Colonial School District
    - Students: 2,173
    - Student-teacher ratio: 18:1

  • #7. Connecticut: Danbury High School
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    #7. Connecticut: Danbury High School

    - School district: Danbury School District
    - Students: 2,885
    - Student-teacher ratio: 15:1

  • #6. Colorado: Cherry Creek High School
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    #6. Colorado: Cherry Creek High School

    - School district: Cherry Creek School District
    - Students: 3,506
    - Student-teacher ratio: 20:1

  • #5. California: Paramount High School
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    #5. California: Paramount High School

    - School district: Paramount Unified School District
    - Students: 4,814
    - Student-teacher ratio: 27:1

  • #4. Arkansas: Bentonville High School
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    #4. Arkansas: Bentonville High School

    - School district: Bentonville Public Schools
    - Students: 4,358
    - Student-teacher ratio: 16:1

  • #3. Arizona: Hamilton High School
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    #3. Arizona: Hamilton High School

    - School district: Chandler Unified District #80
    - Students: 2,160
    - Student-teacher ratio: 19:1

  • #2. Alaska: East High School
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    #2. Alaska: East High School

    - School district: Anchorage School District
    - Students: 4,020
    - Student-teacher ratio: 20:1

  • #1. Alabama: Hoover High School
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    #1. Alabama: Hoover High School

    - School district: Hoover City Schools
    - Students: 2,823
    - Student-teacher ratio: 14:1

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