These Are 50 of the Best Public High Schools in America

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As the world continues to grow more intellectually advanced, so does the quality of academics, even at the earliest levels. A study from the Harvard Graduate School of Education found that children who experience quality early childhood education are less likely to be placed in special education, less likely to be held back a grade, and more likely to graduate from high school. Since many parents see their children's first foray into formal education as a "make-or-break gauntlet" that will define the course of their child's academic career, it stands to reason that this stress could only be amplified when it comes to choosing a high school, the time in a young person's life when they undergo many emotional, physical, and psychological changes.Redd Angelo / Unsplash The average all-in four-year cost of sending a child to university is approximately $129,000, according to the CollegeBoard, a figure so staggeringly large that parents of all income levels are constantly scrambling to find new ways to save. One of the best and most obvious ways to do that is by avoiding the astronomically high tuition and fees mandated by private and boarding high schools, and instead opting for some of the best free more...