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
#101
19429 RD 228
STRATHMORE, CA 93267

26:1
Larger than National Avg

509 Students

20 Teachers

42.4
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

#102
5159 SUMMER ST
EVERETT, MA 02149

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

321 Students

27 Teachers

41.9
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#103
5356 SOUTH FIFTH AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90043

23:1
Larger than National Avg

515 Students

22 Teachers

41.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#104
1560 VALLEY CENTER PARKWAY
BETHLEHEM, PA 18017

15:1
Near National Avg

1,023 Students

68 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

55% Tested (IB)

37% Passed (IB)

#105
50 ESSEX ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,143 Students

98 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#106
200 NEVADA ST
REDLANDS, CA 92373

20:1
Larger than National Avg

194 Students

10 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#107
16315 GREVILLEA AVE
LAWNDALE, CA 90260

23:1
Larger than National Avg

484 Students

21 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

#108
3901 SOUTH HULEN ST
FORT WORTH, TX 76109

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

341 Students

29 Teachers

40.7
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#109
4900 PLEASANT HILL RD
KISSIMMEE, FL 34759

18:1
Larger than National Avg

363 Students

20 Teachers

40.6
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#110
20807 JOHNSON ST
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33029

23:1
Larger than National Avg

91 Students

4 Teachers

40.6
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#111
2065 PRAIRIE RDBLDG J
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33406

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,089 Students

59 Teachers

39.8
Above National Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#112
7447 ROSWELL RD NE
ATLANTA, GA 30328

16:1
Near National Avg

1,552 Students

94 Teachers

39.7
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#113
444 HEGENBERGER RD
OAKLAND, CA 94621

22:1
Larger than National Avg

214 Students

10 Teachers

39.7
Above National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#114
4100 OLD MILTON PARKWAY
ALPHARETTA, GA 30005

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

284 Students

26 Teachers

39.1
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

37% Passed (AP®)

#115
2560 DARWIN ST
HAYWARD, CA 94545

22:1
Larger than National Avg

439 Students

20 Teachers

39.1
Above National Avg

87% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#116
1001 COMMONWEALTH AVE
BOSTON, MA 02215

18:1
Near National Avg

473 Students

27 Teachers

38.8
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#117
1712 SOUTH 32ND ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53215

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

233 Students

20 Teachers

38.0
Above National Avg

80% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#118
1729 WEST MARTIN LUTHER KING J
LOS ANGELES, CA 90062

20:1
Larger than National Avg

624 Students

31 Teachers

37.5
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#119
10 NEW BOND ST
WORCESTER, MA 01606

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,426 Students

112 Teachers

37.0
Above National Avg

56% Tested (IB)

31% Passed (IB)

#120
1430 SCOTT ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115

18:1
Larger than National Avg

462 Students

25 Teachers

36.7
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#121
251 BAYSIDE RD
ARCATA, CA 95521

24:1
Larger than National Avg

127 Students

5 Teachers

36.5
Above National Avg

77% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#122
901 YORKCHESTER
HOUSTON, TX 77079

13:1
Near National Avg

977 Students

74 Teachers

36.5
Above National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#123
2000 NORTH SANTA FE AVE
VISTA, CA 92083

25:1
Larger than National Avg

1,171 Students

48 Teachers

36.4
Above National Avg

39% Tested (IB)

36% Passed (IB)

#124
1381 MARSHALL AVE
ST PAUL, MN 55104

15:1
Near National Avg

690 Students

45 Teachers

36.3
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#125
20805 JOHNSON ST
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33029

26:1
Larger than National Avg

755 Students

29 Teachers

35.2
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

27% 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 3
Silver 9
Bronze 15
Non-medaled 73

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