Top 100 Largest High Schools in America

As school is starting back lots of new high school students are walking the halls of their new high school for the first time, and probably feeling a little overwhelmed by how much bigger high school is than middle school, and how many students there are. It is a big transition to be sure, but odds are, your high school is probably of average size, or at least has fewer students than the Top 100 Largest High Schools in America.

While the average high school size is around 1100-1200 students, to make this list you have to have well over 3000 students at your school to make the cut! Now that’s a lot of book bags, drivers permits, and sneaked-in cellphones!

In this list we break down the Top 100 Largest High Schools in America, as measured by the number of students that attend. Many of these schools are bigger than a lot of colleges!

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So, without further ado, starting with #100 and working down – I give you the Top 100 Largest High Schools in America:

#100 Ben Davis High School – Indianapolis, IN – 3413 Students. 100th largest high school in America.
#99 West Aurora High School – Aurora, IL – 3416 Students. 99th largest high school in America.
#98 Brookwood High School – Snellville, GA – 3420 Students. 98th largest high school in America.
#97 Arlington High School – Lagrangeville, NY – 3421 Students. 97th largest high school in America.
#96 Youth Connections Charter High School – Chicago, IL – 3428 Students. 96th largest high school in America.
#95 Santa Ana High School – Santa Ana, CA – 3435 Students. 95th largest high school in America.
#94 J Sterling Morton West High School Sch – Berwyn, IL – 3436 Students. 94th largest high school in America.
#93 South Dade Senior High School – Homestead, FL – 3439 Students. 93rd largest high school in America.
#92 Hazleton Area High School – Hazleton, PA – 3442 Students. 92nd largest high school in America.
#91 Clear Lake High School – Houston, TX – 3446 Students. 91st largest high school in America.
#90 Colonial High School – Orlando, FL – 3449 Students. 90th largest high school in America.
#89 William J. (Pete) Knight High School – Palmdale, CA – 3450 Students. 89th largest high school in America.
#88 Dobie High School – Houston, TX – 3452 Students. 88th largest high school in America.
#87 Rancho Verde High School – Moreno Valley, CA – 3453 Students. 87th largest high school in America.
#86 New Rochelle High School – New Rochelle, NY – 3454 Students. 86th largest high school in America.
#85 Carson Senior High School – Carson, CA – 3460 Students. 85th largest high school in America.
#84 Mill Creek High School – Hoschton, GA – 3469 Students. 84th largest high school in America.
#83 Klein Forest High School – Houston, TX – 3474 Students. 83rd largest high school in America.
#82 John Adams High School – Ozone Park, NY – 3478 Students. 82nd largest high school in America.
#81 John Marshall Senior High School – Los Angeles, CA – 3479 Students. 81st largest high school in America.
#80 Collins Hill High School – Suwanee, GA – 3482 Students. 80th largest high school in America.
#79 United High School – Laredo, TX – 3490 Students. 79th largest high school in America.
#78 Montebello High School – Montebello, CA – 3491 Students. 78th largest high school in America.
#77 Manual Arts Senior High School – Los Angeles, CA – 3499 Students. 77th largest high school in America.
#76 Cherry Creek High School – Greenwood Village, CO – 3501 Students. 76th largest high school in America.
#75 El Camino Real Senior High School – Woodland Hills, CA – 3513 Students. 75th largest high school in America.
#74 Spring High School – Spring, TX – 3520 Students. 74th largest high school in America.
#73 G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School – Miami, FL – 3526 Students. 73rd largest high school in America.
#72 Cabrillo (Juan Rodriguez) High School – Long Beach, CA – 3532 Students. 72nd largest high school in America.
#71 Schurr High School – Montebello, CA – 3548 Students. 71st largest high school in America.
#70 Bolingbrook High School – Bolingbrook, IL – 3561 Students. 70th largest high school in America.
#69 Bell Gardens High School – Bell Gardens, CA – 3570 Students. 69th largest high school in America.
#68 Bayside High School – Bayside, NY – 3576 Students. 68th largest high school in America.
#67 Mayfair High School – Lakewood, CA – 3579 Students. 67th largest high school in America.
#66 Arcadia High School – Arcadia, CA – 3610 Students. 66th largest high school in America.
#65 Warren Central High School – Indianapolis, IN – 3620 Students. 65th largest high school in America.
#64 Sylmar Senior High School – Sylmar, CA – 3625 Students. 64th largest high school in America.
#63 Curie Metropolitan High School – Chicago, IL – 3636 Students. 63rd largest high school in America.
#62 Independence High School – San Jose, CA – 3644 Students. 62nd largest high school in America.
#61 Chaffey High School – Ontario, CA – 3645 Students. 61st largest high school in America.
#60 Carl Sandburg High School – Orland Park, IL – 3663 Students. 60th largest high school in America.
#59 Warren High School – Downey, CA – 3666 Students. 59th largest high school in America.
#58 Dr. Phillips High School – Orlando, FL – 3667 Students. 58th largest high school in America.
#57 Allen High School – Allen, TX – 3695 Students. 57th largest high school in America.
#56 Upland High School – Upland, CA – 3709 Students. 56th largest high school in America.
#55 Klein Oak High School – Spring, TX – 3721 Students. 55th largest high school in America.
#54 Brentwood High School – Brentwood, NY – 3751 Students. 54th largest high school in America.
#53 J Sterling Morton East High School Sch – Cicero, IL – 3751 Students. 53rd largest high school in America.
#52 Silverado High School – Victorville, CA – 3753 Students. 52nd largest high school in America.
#51 Upper Darby High School – Drexel Hill, PA – 3762 Students. 51st largest high school in America.
#50 Deer Park High School – Deer Park, TX – 3772 Students. 50th largest high school in America.
#49 Noble Street Charter High School – Chicago, IL – 3784 Students. 49th largest high school in America.
#48 Lake Braddock Secondary – Burke, VA – 3789 Students. 48th largest high school in America.
#47 The Woodlands High School – The Woodlands, TX – 3795 Students. 47th largest high school in America.
#46 Central High School East Campus – Fresno, CA – 3795 Students. 46th largest high school in America.
#45 Lyons Township High School – La Grange, IL – 3812 Students. 45th largest high school in America.
#44 Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School – Los Angeles, CA – 3819 Students. 44th largest high school in America.
#43 Duncanville High School – Duncanville, TX – 3844 Students. 43rd largest high school in America.
#42 Lockport Township High School East – Lockport, IL – 3848 Students. 42nd largest high school in America.
#41 Fontana High School – Fontana, CA – 3849 Students. 41st largest high school in America.
#40 Forest Hills High School – Forest Hills, NY – 3860 Students. 40th largest high school in America.
#39 Grover Cleveland High School – Reseda, CA – 3861 Students. 39th largest high school in America.
#38 Cypress Bay High School – Weston, FL – 3980 Students. 38th largest high school in America.
#37 Downey High School – Downey, CA – 4016 Students. 37th largest high school in America.
#36 Brockton High School – Brockton, MA – 4029 Students. 36th largest high school in America.
#35 Jordan High School – Long Beach, CA – 4056 Students. 35th largest high school in America.
#34 Robinson Secondary – Fairfax, VA – 4067 Students. 34th largest high school in America.
#33 Granada Hills Charter High School – Granada Hills, CA – 4143 Students. 33rd largest high school in America.
#32 James Logan High School – Union City, CA – 4150 Students. 32nd largest high school in America.
#31 Elsik High School – Houston, TX – 4166 Students. 31st largest high school in America.
#30 Huntington Park Senior High School – Huntington Park, CA – 4185 Students. 30th largest high school in America.
#29 John A. Ferguson Senior High School – Miami, FL – 4186 Students. 29th largest high school in America.
#28 Lane Technical High School – Chicago, IL – 4192 Students. 28th largest high school in America.
#27 Lakewood High School – Lakewood, CA – 4218 Students. 27th largest high school in America.
#26 Hastings High School – Houston, TX – 4233 Students. 26th largest high school in America.
#25 Waukegan High School – Waukegan, IL – 4263 Students. 25th largest high school in America.
#24 James A. Garfield Senior High School – Los Angeles, CA – 4271 Students. 24th largest high school in America.
#23 Franklin D Roosevelt High School – Brooklyn, NY – 4283 Students. 23rd largest high school in America.
#22 Millikan Senior High School – Long Beach, CA – 4291 Students. 22nd largest high school in America.
#21 Warren Township High School – Gurnee, IL – 4300 Students. 21st largest high school in America.
#20 Bell Senior High School – Bell, CA – 4301 Students. 20th largest high school in America.
#19 Wilson High School – Long Beach, CA – 4346 Students. 19th largest high school in America.
#18 Adlai E Stevenson High School – Lincolnshire, IL – 4349 Students. 18th largest high school in America.
#17 Carmel High School – Carmel, IN – 4389 Students. 17th largest high school in America.
#16 Neuqua Valley High School – Naperville, IL – 4397 Students. 16th largest high school in America.
#15 North Shore Senior High School – Houston, TX – 4469 Students. 15th largest high school in America.
#14 John C. Fremont Senior High School – Los Angeles, CA – 4470 Students. 14th largest high school in America.
#13 Dewitt Clinton High School – Bronx, NY – 4643 Students. 13th largest high school in America.
#12 Skyline High School – Dallas, TX – 4697 Students. 12th largest high school in America.
#11 Paramount High School – Paramount, CA – 4758 Students. 11th largest high school in America.
#10 Herbert H Lehman High School – Bronx, NY – 4853 Students. 10th largest high school in America.
#9 Reading High School – Reading, PA – 4868 Students. 9th largest high school in America.
#8 Polytechnic High School – Long Beach, CA – 4899 Students. 8th largest high school in America.
#7 Midwood High School – Brooklyn, NY – 5620 Students. 7th largest high school in America.
#6 Benjamin N Cardozo High School – Bayside, NY – 5775 Students. 6th largest high school in America.
#5 Francis Lewis High School – Fresh Meadows, NY – 7400 Students. 5th largest high school in America.
#4 Edward R Murrow High School – Brooklyn, NY – 7609 Students. 4th largest high school in America.
#3 Tottenville High School – Staten Island, NY – 7770 Students. 3rd largest high school in America.
#2 Fort Hamilton High School – Brooklyn, NY – 7805 Students. 2nd largest high school in America.

And, drum roll, please……..

With a grand total of 8076 students,

#1 Brooklyn Technical High School – Brooklyn, NY – 8076 Students. Largest high school in America.

With a total of 8076 students, Brooklyn Technical High School in Brooklyn, NY is the undisputed heavyweight champ – largest high school in America! I bet their prom is off the chain!

There you have it folks – those are some huge high schools, right?

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Data Source: NCES

Comments

  1. Michael White says:

    Not sure where you got your info from but yor statistics are wrong. You are missing the largest high school in Texas. Also the enrollments of your two largest high schools are grossly exaggerrated.

    • Tom P says:

      I was going to say….Where are Plano, Plano East and Plano West? I’m pretty sure Odessa and Odessa Permian should be on there too.

      • Barry H says:

        all the schools you mentioned have less than 3000 enrolled.

        • Jacob R says:

          Except…not. All 3 Plano schools have enrollment of as much as 4000 students, with Plano East coming in at the top with a little over 6000 students. Trust me, I went there; my graduating class was almost 1600 (and you have to figure that there was a fair number of students who didn’t graduate…so yeah. Plano schools are kinda massive)

        • Katie says:

          The Plano senior highs also only have 11th and 12th grade. When you factor in their feeder high schools (9th and 10th, two feeders per senior) they each have 5,000+, or in Plano East’s case, 6,000+

        • JDS says:

          Plano has <3000, but that's only Jrs and Srs.

          Do those Brooklyn schools include Fresh and Sophs?

          If so, poor comparison mechanism.

        • Zach says:

          As a Neuqua alumn, I can assure you that this 4397 number for Neuqua’s enrollment is accurate, and being a high school graduate, I feel I’m qualified to claim that 4397 is greater than 3000.

        • Alyssa M says:

          No they don’t for the Plano schools, you have to combine them with their feeder schools. So all three have well over 5,000. I would know I live in Plano and go to Plano West. Plus Plano West just expanded.

        • Ron says:

          You’re incorrect. Although the stats are wrong, at least several of them have over 3,000 students. Brooklyn Tech for example has 5,450 as of 2013

        • Michael k says:

          With only 2 grades though…

        • Hannah H says:

          Plano, East, and West are two year senior high schools. So the 3,000 enrolled are only 11th and 12th grades. If you count the 9th and 10th grades as well it bumps up enrollment to over 6,000 for each school.

        • Zachary Lorenzo says:

          Just as a heads up, at least some if the schools mentioned were over 3000 for sure. Plano Senior High and Plano West were over 5000 each, and Plano East barely over 6000. This list honestly appears to have a lot incorrect information and was poorly researched before publishing.

        • Terrie Raymer says:

          Not all high schools include 9th thru 12th grade on the same grounds….Broken Arrow High School just combined its 10th grade with the 11th and 12th grades. If you added in the 9th grade Freshman Academy they would be quite large in number. Wikapedia quoted BAHS as having 4610 students and titled them as the largest high school in Oklahoma– but I’m not sure how old that quote is since the Freshman class alone is closer to almost 5000 alone. Rethink your numbers and make sure you are including all four grades in the stats your collecting.

        • Aaron says:

          Actually, Tom is correct. Odessa HS and the 3 Plano schools have way over 5, 000 students. They should be on here.

        • Jackson says:

          No they don’t Carmel Highschool legit has 4300

    • Holly says:

      Agree, the ones in Lewisville ISD certainly have over 4K students apiece, and aren’t on this list.

    • Jose Prieto says:

      Actually, the last one is not exaggerated. Brooklyn Tech does have over 8000 students. I should know, I go there. Making it the largest high school in America

    • marge says:

      hey im from brookyn originally i graduate in 1982 there were 6000 students those numbers are not exaggerated my son graduated from the same school 2003 and there were 8052 students texas happens to be the one the biggest states besides california remember new york city have the most people espeacially brooklyn there are more people in one borough than in your county

  2. Hugo says:

    So many of these are in Brooklyn! Crazy

  3. Fred Jones says:

    You Forgot All 3 Plano Shools Plano Senior at 5180 , Plano East the biggest at 6024, And Plano West 5326 and you undersized Allen HS 5280 Skyline HS 4921 and Galena Park North Shore 4760..

  4. bailee says:

    Many of them are exaggerated not be a few hundred but by thousands as a new yorker i have to say Brooklyn Tech does not have 8076 students it only about 5300 and the same goes with fort Hamilton. I don’t know where you are getting the sources but they are incorrect.

    • Ilene says:

      I’m a Vice President on the Board of Brooklyn Tech (#1). Tech is indeed the largest high school in the United States. But present enrollment is 5,557. The article is from 2011, but even so the numbers are wrong. All the NYC high school enrollments were at their peak for mid-baby boomers (in their high school years from ’67-’77). I know for a fact, the schools listed from #2 – #7 have inflated numbers as well. (e.g., Midwood is around 4,400).

  5. trevor says:

    Primavera High School in Arizona has 6000 students, yet aren’t listed.

    http://www.primaveratech.org/Online-High-School.aspx

  6. D-Rock says:

    It’d be nice to get an updated list of the top 100, this list is at least 2 years old.

  7. Reid says:

    I agree with Michael White,
    The largest highschool in Georgia is Mill Creek, at about 10,000 students. Is this a list of private schools?

  8. DeBragga says:

    Allen high is the second largest in Texas, and the largest (Plano East) isn’t even on the list.

  9. Shanela says:

    Im surprised only 5 of these are in Florida.

  10. Sarah says:

    These Stats are wrong. Brooklyn Tech does NOT have over 8000 kids. It has about 5300 AT MOST, and I should know because I go there. Also, Murrow is about 4000, and Tottenville is sure as hell not 7000 kids.

  11. Sarah says:

    These Stats are wrong. Brooklyn Tech does NOT have over 8000 kids. It has about 5300 AT MOST, and I should know because I go there. Also, Murrow is about 4000, and Tottenville is sure as hell not 7000 kids.

  12. Chichi says:

    Plymouth-Canton Educational Park has 8000..

  13. katie says:

    You forget Penn Highschool in Mishawaka Indiana! It has 3577 students!

  14. Alexus says:

    The schools need to get better nd these kids need to quit fighting

  15. Leo says:

    This is wrong and overly exaggerated brooklyn tech has 5,400 kids. And is not the largest high school in the us

  16. Jenna Lavin says:

    The statistic for Brooklyn Tech is wrong. I am a recent graduate and Tech currently enrolled approximately 6000 students for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  17. Nazary says:

    Hey, you might want to check your numbers. Checking your #1 school on your alleged data source only gives 5,141 kids (http://goo.gl/OyS0LG). As an alum I think I’d notice if BTech ballooned by 3000 kids

  18. Kayla says:

    I go to brooklyn tech and we do NOT have 8000 kids. The actual student population is around 5500. You’re stats aren’t completely accurate wrong, and I have a feeling its not just my school that you messed up on.

  19. Kayla says:

    I go to brooklyn tech and we do NOT have 8000 kids. The actual student population is around 5500. You’re stats aren’t completely accurate, and I have a feeling its not just my school that you messed up on.

  20. Sammy Mohamed says:

    According the NYC department of education, as of a few weeks ago the enrollment at Brooklyn Technical was 5,392. http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/13/K430/AboutUs/Statistics/register.htm

    According to Brooklyn Tech’s own page, the enrollment was about 5,129 in 2011. Given the rate of increases in enrollment (even without considering retention), a liberal estimate of where the school would be now would still be less than 6,000.

    There are similar data issues with the other schools in Brooklyn (for god knows what reason), but I felt personally obligated to comment about BTHS as an alumni.

  21. LINY says:

    I think Sachem East or Sachem North HS in Long Island, NY should be on this list somewhere.

  22. Miss Moon says:

    i just find it funny it has
    “#10″ and then proceeds with “10th largest school in america”
    “#9″ “9th largest school in america”
    “#8″ “8th largest school in america”

    …i think we get the way they’re ranked, don’t you?

  23. Sydney says:

    Cardozo does not, and will probably never have over 5000 kids unless they renovate the school and make it big enough to hold that much students.
    It currently only has around 4000.

  24. MK says:

    you forgot john bowne high school in flushing

    • ptuzio says:

      Not sure about the info source, but i work at tottenville high school…sept 2013 the pop was just about 4,000. Fort Hamilton is about 4800. Bklyn tech def does not have more students than either of these two

  25. judith says:

    I checked 5 of the schools in NYC that are on your list and found that your numbers are off by thousands based on 2011-2012 records. One school, Grover Cleveland, only had 2069 students, not enough to make the list, and Brooklyn Tech had 5332.

  26. Dena says:

    What’s weird is that the source that the author posted and supposedly got their numbers from says BkTech has ~5100. So now I’m really clueless as to how (s)he got 8000+…

  27. friend says:

    Cherry Creek HS in Colorado has 3678 students – not on this list.

  28. Who Cares? says:

    You forgot about Chinas schools fool.

  29. Lauren says:

    I’m guessing they get these numbers from 4 years of consecutive graduations…although the school may not have an enrollment of 8000 total students, they may have hade 4 years of graduations consisting of 2000 seniors each year.

  30. Lsmunson@yahoo.com says:

    Tottenvilles numbers are way off too…according to their register they have slightly less than 4000….

  31. Theresa says:

    I went to #3 Tottenville…Sometimes it was hard just to walk down the hall during class passing. Crazy. Then there was the E. Wing…lol

  32. A Walser says:

    WHY would one be proud of this fact?!?!?! My daughters go to Hazleton #92 and the huge size is unmanageable for our admin and a total detriment to a solid education.

  33. Laura Michele Stevens says:

    Tottenville High School Class of 1993! When I graduated there were 3800 students. My how times have changed! GO PIRATES!!!! <3

  34. MM says:

    Check your figures – your published link to Tottenville HS shows student enrollment at 3954, not 7700…

  35. RFR says:

    Edward R. Murrow has 4100 students not over 7000

  36. Scott says:

    You forgot sachem school in lake ronkonkoma, ny

    It’s so big it needs two hs, one called north the other south

    It has over 7000 kids

  37. HZ says:

    Wrongo. Tottenville can’t be the third largest high school. We only have 4000 students on record.

  38. Ellen Levitt says:

    These numbers for NYC schools are absolutely ridiculous. What is the source? Completely off! Murrow and Midwood do not have in excess of 4000. No way Brooklyn Tech has 8K!

  39. Bree says:

    Brooklyn Tech’s own website says it as 5,450 as of Jan. 17, 2014. Where’s the fact checking? Try again.
    http://www.bths.edu/school_data.jsp

  40. Matt says:

    New Trier isn’t on that list and it has to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest in IL.

  41. MH says:

    This seems pretty outdated, I know schools in my area that have at least 4000 students and they aren’t even on here.

  42. carlos says:

    Right here, it says Brooklyn Tech has 5450 students

    http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/13/K430/AboutUs/Statistics/register.htm

  43. j says:

    How did you forget New Utrecht High School, Brooklyn NY (Welcome back Kotter)

  44. Seth says:

    This is wrong. Morton HS in Chicago actually has 8,362 students and that is real stats. You can check the school report card. https://iirc.niu.edu/District.aspx?DistrictID=06016201017

  45. TJ says:

    Great Oak HS in Temecula, CA has 4000 plus kids enrolled.

  46. Just-sayin says:

    I know I’m late to a three year old article, but Broken Arrow HS in Broken Arrow, OK has 4600. That’s one off the top of my head. I’m sure there are many others around the nation.

  47. Lindsay says:

    Wando High School in Charleston, SC has at least 3,688 students and is not on this list!

  48. Jeff Harris says:

    Your numbers are totally off. Edward R Murrow HS, where I taught for more than 25 years, has about 4,000 students -not over 7,000; and Brooklyn Tech has only about 5,000.

  49. juan velez says:

    cypress has 4,600 not in the 3000s

  50. Joseph says:

    These are awful stats. Even Wando in South Carolina has 5000 students.

  51. Amanda says:

    YOUR INFORMATION IS VERY WRONG

  52. wfejbwijjwbdwn says:

    where is pcep?

  53. CW says:

    Wando High School has almost 4000 and we’re not on here…

  54. Maria says:

    You forgot Elizabeth highschool in nj

  55. Kelly says:

    Where are these enrollment figures from? They seem very exaggerated.

  56. Wyatt says:

    Broken Arrow High School claims to have over 15,000 students. I can prove this to be real because I live in oklahoma, where it’s located. It’s gotta be the biggest damn school I’ve ever seen, which is a lot coming from me because my school only has about 1200 kids.

  57. Harambe says:

    You didn’t include Carmel high school from Carmel Indiana, which has around 5,000 students.

  58. JF says:

    The largest high school in Georgia has 3809 and it’s not on the list?

  59. JOEY says:

    THIS IS NOTHING TO BE PROUD OF OR BOAST ABOUT….EVERY SCHOOL ON THIS LIST SHOULD FEEL LIKE A PIECE OF SH!T FOR HAVING THIS MANY STUDENTS IN ONE PLACE…UNLESS OF COURSE THERE IS ENOUGH SQ FT TO ACCOMMODATE THE MASSES, AND, EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE FACULTY TO SUPPORT THE WORKLOAD. EVERY SCHOOL SHOULD ASPIRE TO AT LEAST HAVE ONE TEACHER FOR EVERY 25 STUDENTS—MAX!! OBVIOUSLY THE LOWER THE RATIO, THE BETTER, BUT THIS SHOULD BE THE VERY BOTTOM LINE STANDARD.

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