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?

Remember, throw your school some love, and post this list up on Facebook, Twitter, or post a comment below.

Data Source: NCES

How the Minnesota Shutdown Effects High School Students

“Minnesota has shut down, in all forms of the government recently, because of the current economic crisis. What does this closure mean for you, the residents, of Minnesota? What does this mean for people that would like to visit Minnesota? How does this effect your children and their education? Sadly, the state shutdown does, in fact, effect your children, their schools and their teachers. The statewide shutdown started on July 1, so it may not effect your children or their schools at the moment, but if the state doesn’t “”re-open”" by time school starts back up it will. How exactly will it effect them though? Will this mean they wouldn’t have to go to school? Would they have different teachers?

Your children will not have new teachers according to WDAY6 News. If the recent college graduate did not have their teaching license paperwork turned in before July 1, they aren’t allowed to be hired, “”no license.no job.”" This could be a good thing, since your children would know all their teachers, but a bad thing if there are new teachers out there that aren’t able to get a job because of the government shutdown.

Even though teachers aren’t state employees, both their salaries and other school expenses (books, food, pencils, classroom supplies) do relay on the Minnesota state government. The money for these things come from money that each school district receives by the state district they are located in. Mertesdorf is also president of the Minnesota Association of School Business Officials, which represents all school budget officers in the state. She says the concern centers around cash flow — if state money dries up, will she be able to meet payroll and keep paying bills?

Sadly, this isn’t the first shutdown Minnesota has had, they had one in 2005, and Mertesdorf and her peers are looking at the past shutdown on how to handle the current shutdown. Attorney General Lori Swanson, filed a petition on Monday to see if they could get the administration to continue paying the schools money. In 2005, the Attorney General at the time, tried this, and they allowed it.”

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