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
#126
820 BROADWAY ST
VENICE, CA 90291

N/A
N/A

562 Students

N/A Teachers

21.9
Near National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#127
835 EAST 5TH ST
ST. PAUL, MN 55106

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

127 Students

11 Teachers

21.7
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#128
155 WEST KELSO AVE
INGLEWOOD, CA 90301

N/A
N/A

516 Students

N/A Teachers

21.6
Near National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#129
220 NORTH MILBY ST
HOUSTON, TX 77003

22:1
Larger than National Avg

461 Students

21 Teachers

21.3
Near National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#130
160 JOAN ST
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01129

25:1
Larger than National Avg

1,574 Students

64 Teachers

21.3
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#131
5431 WEST 98TH ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90045

N/A
N/A

246 Students

N/A Teachers

21.1
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#132
4900 PLEASANT HILL RD
KISSIMMEE, FL 34759

20:1
Larger than National Avg

352 Students

18 Teachers

20.9
Near National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#133
1381 MARSHALL AVE
ST PAUL, MN 55104

19:1
Larger than National Avg

662 Students

36 Teachers

20.6
Near National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#134
301 WEST HUNTING PARK AVE
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19140

14:1
Near National Avg

727 Students

51 Teachers

20.6
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#135
280 S.MEMORIAL DR
TULSA, OK 74112

16:1
Near National Avg

395 Students

25 Teachers

20.0
Near National Avg

50% Tested (AP®)

10% Passed (AP®)

#136
1122 SOUTH 67TH AVE
PHOENIX, AZ 85043

N/A
N/A

432 Students

N/A Teachers

19.4
Near National Avg

31% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#137
1001 WEST 84TH ST
FEDERAL HEIGHTS, CO 80206

19:1
Larger than National Avg

413 Students

22 Teachers

19.1
Near National Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#138
2315 34TH ST
SACRAMENTO, CA 95817

N/A
N/A

901 Students

N/A Teachers

19.1
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#139
221 NORTH WESTMORELAND AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90004

N/A
N/A

384 Students

N/A Teachers

19.1
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#140
1917 B ST
MARYSVILLE, CA 95901

N/A
N/A

358 Students

N/A Teachers

18.6
Near National Avg

23% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#141
927 JOHNSTON ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19148

14:1
Near National Avg

609 Students

45 Teachers

18.0
Near National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

6% Passed (AP®)

#142
9301 SOUTH WIGHTS FORT RD
WEST JORDAN, UT 84088

21:1
Larger than National Avg

245 Students

12 Teachers

17.4
Near National Avg

21% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#143
24425 HASS ST
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI 48127

17:1
Near National Avg

1,306 Students

77 Teachers

16.7
Near National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#144
755 NORTH A ST
PERRIS, CA 92570

N/A
N/A

733 Students

N/A Teachers

15.4
Near National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

6% Passed (AP®)

#145
3701 STEPHEN DR
NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA 95660

N/A
N/A

306 Students

N/A Teachers

14.9
Near National Avg

21% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

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High School Rankings By State

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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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