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Pajiba's Top Twelve American High Schools

By Brian Prisco | Lists | September 22, 2009 |

By Brian Prisco | Lists | September 22, 2009 |

High school is a pivotal time in a young person’s life, when lifelong friendships are forged, extracurricular activities are savored, and people constantly and painfully die. Many of us never had the opportunity to choose the dispenser of our diplomas, but had we the chance, these fine institutions would more than likely have been our first choices. Those of you raising children and/or foreign orphans may want to consider relocating immediately to obtain the best for your offspring. We offer these twelve fine suggestions, at least until Hogwarts opens its American location.

12. Tromaville High School (Tromaville, NJ) (Class of Nuke ‘Em High)

11. Sky High School (somewhere above Northridge, CA) (Sky High)

10. Hubert Humphrey High School (Scottsdale, AZ) (Pump Up The Volume)

9. Rydell High School (Chicago, IL) (Grease, Grease 2)

8. Westerberg High School (Sherwood, OH) (Heathers)

7. Lee High School (Austin, TX) (Dazed and Confused)

6. Bayside High School (Palisades, CA) (“Good Morning, Miss Bliss,” “Saved By The Bell”)

5. Ridgemont High School (Ridgemont, CA) (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

4. Xavier’s Institute for Higher Learning (Westchester County, NY) (The X-Men)

3. Rushmore Academy (Houston, TX) (Rushmore)

2. Sunnydale High School (Sunnydale, CA) (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”)

1. Shermer High School (Shermer, IL) (Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, and National Lampoon’s Vacation — yes, all six of these movies were set there)

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