I notice that a lot of people slept through statistics, at least in this country. I'm just glad that these people don't work in pharmacology or something crazy like that. We've become a gullible society, no joke. People even turn to a forum comprised of 14-25 y.o. to decide what color is best, if they got a good lease rate, etc.
Anyway, US News published the best high schools (public), and Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and Brooklyn Tech were not too high. A high school from Vermont was like #2 with a student body of 500. BMW is like Stuyvesant, and Porsche is like the Vermont HS. At the end of the day, which valedictorian goes to Harvard Business or Medical School?