Charter Schools Best High Schools

Charter schools are public schools that operate under charters and have been released from some of the regulations governing traditional public schools. Charter schools tend to have limited enrollment and usually accept students through an application process. The following are the nation's top charter schools, as calculated by U.S. News. Read the full methodology.

Charter Rank School Students / Teachers College Readiness
#51
100 SEBASTOPOL RD
SANTA ROSA, CA 95407

N/A
N/A

689 Students

N/A Teachers

54.8
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#52
1001 COMMONWEALTH AVE
BOSTON, MA 02215

18:1
Larger than National Avg

447 Students

25 Teachers

54.8
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

40% Passed (AP®)

#53
1010 NORTH MAIN ST
SANTA ANA, CA 92701

N/A
N/A

1,573 Students

N/A Teachers

54.4
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#54
23255 SW 115TH AVE
HOMESTEAD, FL 33032

72:1
Larger than National Avg

289 Students

4 Teachers

53.7
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#55
3688 CHAMBLEE DUNWOODY RD
CHAMBLEE, GA 30341

15:1
Near National Avg

1,518 Students

98 Teachers

53.3
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)

#56
5601 WEST LOOP SOUTH
HOUSTON, TX 77081

23:1
Larger than National Avg

444 Students

19 Teachers

53.3
Above National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

49% Passed (AP®)

#57
15777 BOWDOIN ST
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA 90272

N/A
N/A

2,887 Students

N/A Teachers

52.2
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#58
7901 NW 103RD ST
HIALEAH GARDENS, FL 33016

26:1
Larger than National Avg

1,461 Students

56 Teachers

51.1
Above National Avg

73% Tested (AP®)

44% Passed (AP®)

#59
2000 VALENCIA ST
DENVER, CO 80235

17:1
Larger than National Avg

874 Students

51 Teachers

50.5
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)

#60
975 STOUT RD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80921

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

566 Students

49 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)

#61
2518 HANNAH AVE NW
BEMIDJI, MN 56601

13:1
Near National Avg

171 Students

13 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

46% Passed (AP®)

#62
56 SMINO GRANDE
ANGEL FIRE, NM 87710

7:1
Smaller than National Avg

82 Students

12 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#63
1750 VICEROY RD
DALLAS, TX 75235

14:1
Near National Avg

247 Students

18 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

83% Tested (AP®)

39% Passed (AP®)

#64
3426 BLAKE SW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87105

13:1
Near National Avg

229 Students

18 Teachers

48.4
Above National Avg

50% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)

#65
28000 CALAROGA AVE
HAYWARD, CA 94545

N/A
N/A

435 Students

N/A Teachers

47.3
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#66
17300 NW 87 AVE
HIALEAH, FL 33015

30:1
Larger than National Avg

595 Students

20 Teachers

46.9
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#67
400 105TH AVE
OAKLAND, CA 94603

N/A
N/A

570 Students

N/A Teachers

46.6
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#68
5525 ASTROZON BLVD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80916

16:1
Near National Avg

388 Students

24 Teachers

46.1
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#69
4000 SOUTH MAIN ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90037

N/A
N/A

454 Students

N/A Teachers

45.8
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

44% Passed (AP®)

#70
2200 EUREKA WAY
REDDING, CA 96001

N/A
N/A

817 Students

N/A Teachers

45.8
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

40% Passed (AP®)

#71
50 ESSEX ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139

13:1
Near National Avg

1,115 Students

85 Teachers

45.8
Above National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

44% Passed (AP®)

#72
13735 BEAMER RD BOX 613
HOUSTON, TX 77089

21:1
Larger than National Avg

361 Students

17 Teachers

45.1
Above National Avg

77% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#73
3500 WEST TEMPLE AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90004

N/A
N/A

442 Students

N/A Teachers

44.9
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

28% Passed (AP®)

#74
234 EAST AVE 33
LOS ANGELES, CA 90031

N/A
N/A

503 Students

N/A Teachers

44.8
Above National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#75
35800 EAST HIST COLUMBIA RIVER
CORBETT, OR 97019

26:1
Larger than National Avg

336 Students

13 Teachers

43.8
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

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High School Rankings By State

About The Awards

Gold — Top 500 schools based on highest college readiness

Silver — High-performing schools with lower college readiness

Bronze — High-performing schools based on state exam performance, listed alphabetically

Award Distribution

Name Award Distribution
Gold 2
Silver 7
Bronze 13
Non-medaled 78

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