States with the best high schools

POSTED: 11:41 AM Apr 28 2014   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Apr 29 2014

The states with this year's top-performing high schools in the country may surprise you.

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A state-by-state breakdown of the 2014 Best High Schools rankings by U.S. News & World Report shows that Maine and California are this year's leading performers, with 22.2 percent of eligible schools earning gold and silver medals. Check out the other top-performing states:



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