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
#3
11440 NORTH 136TH ST
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85259

N/A
N/A

647 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#1
3825 EAST 2ND ST
TUCSON, AZ 85716

N/A
N/A

670 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#2
970 MCELVANEY LN
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30044

15:1
Near National Avg

596 Students

39 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#5
2480 SW EIGHTH ST
MIAMI, FL 33135

17:1
Near National Avg

357 Students

21 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#4
255 SWIFT ST
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060

N/A
N/A

480 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#6
610 MAIN ST
EVANSVILLE, IN 47708

14:1
Near National Avg

325 Students

23 Teachers

96.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

95% Passed (AP®)

#7
9500 GILMAN DR MC 0536
LA JOLLA, CA 92093

N/A
N/A

816 Students

N/A Teachers

93.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

92% Passed (AP®)

#8
427 MAIN ST
HYANNIS, MA 02601

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

413 Students

38 Teachers

93.6
Above National Avg

98% Tested (IB)

92% Passed (IB)

#9
3626 35TH AVE
OAKLAND, CA 94619

N/A
N/A

145 Students

N/A Teachers

92.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

89% Passed (AP®)

#10
11036 HAWTHORNE BLVD
LENNOX, CA 90304

N/A
N/A

542 Students

N/A Teachers

91.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

89% Passed (AP®)

#11
2600 OTTINGER RD
WESTLAKE, TX 76262

13:1
Near National Avg

520 Students

41 Teachers

90.6
Above National Avg

91% Tested (IB)

91% Passed (IB)

#12
2611 EAST MATOIAN
FRESNO, CA 93740

N/A
N/A

479 Students

N/A Teachers

90.2
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#13
13703 ALDINE WESTFIELD RD
HOUSTON, TX 77039

14:1
Near National Avg

823 Students

58 Teachers

87.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#14
606 EAST ROYAL LN
IRVING, TX 75039

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

409 Students

35 Teachers

85.7
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

81% Passed (AP®)

#15
2325 WEST SUNSET RD
TUCSON, AZ 85741

N/A
N/A

800 Students

N/A Teachers

85.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#16
1315 DUMBLE
HOUSTON, TX 77023

17:1
Larger than National Avg

359 Students

21 Teachers

84.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#17
800 MERLIN DR
LAFAYETTE, CO 80026

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,444 Students

75 Teachers

84.3
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#18
2800 SOUTH DAKOTA AVE
BROWNSVILLE, TX 78521

15:1
Near National Avg

636 Students

42 Teachers

84.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#19
10711 KIPP WAY
HOUSTON, TX 77099

16:1
Near National Avg

525 Students

33 Teachers

83.4
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#20
4411 ANDERSON RD
HOUSTON, TX 77053

15:1
Near National Avg

689 Students

45 Teachers

83.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#21
251 BAYSIDE RD
ARCATA, CA 95521

N/A
N/A

124 Students

N/A Teachers

82.1
Above National Avg

82% Tested (IB)

82% Passed (IB)

#22
3300 WEST SPARROW AVE
FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86004

N/A
N/A

387 Students

N/A Teachers

80.9
Above National Avg

88% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#23
890 BROADWAY
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063

N/A
N/A

422 Students

N/A Teachers

80.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#24
14001 NORTH 29TH ST
MCALLEN, TX 78504

16:1
Near National Avg

678 Students

43 Teachers

79.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

73% Passed (AP®)

#25
4467 WEST BROADWAY
HAWTHORNE, CA 90250

N/A
N/A

624 Students

N/A Teachers

78.0
Above National Avg

90% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#26
644 WEST 17TH ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90015

N/A
N/A

435 Students

N/A Teachers

76.9
Above National Avg

89% Tested (AP®)

73% Passed (AP®)

#27
5201 UNIVERSITY BLVD
LAREDO, TX 78041

24:1
Larger than National Avg

390 Students

16 Teachers

75.9
Above National Avg

95% Tested (AP®)

69% Passed (AP®)

#28
1800 SOUTH LEMAY AVE
FORT COLLINS, CO 80525

15:1
Near National Avg

764 Students

50 Teachers

75.0
Above National Avg

86% Tested (AP®)

71% Passed (AP®)

#29
3155 NORTH COLLEGE AVE
FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72703

16:1
Near National Avg

280 Students

18 Teachers

72.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

63% Passed (AP®)

#30
WELLS BRANCH PARKWAY WEST
PFLUGERVILLE, TX 78660

14:1
Near National Avg

561 Students

41 Teachers

71.6
Above National Avg

95% Tested (AP®)

64% Passed (AP®)

#31
353 CRENSHAW
HOUSTON, TX 77034

15:1
Near National Avg

821 Students

54 Teachers

70.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

61% Passed (AP®)

#32
201 FOREST ST
MARLBOROUGH, MA 01752

14:1
Near National Avg

963 Students

70 Teachers

69.4
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

68% Passed (AP®)

#33
45 CONGRESS ST
SALEM, MA 01970

9:1
Smaller than National Avg

309 Students

36 Teachers

67.9
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

64% Passed (AP®)

#34
1832 SOUTH WAHSATCH
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80906

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

135 Students

12 Teachers

67.6
Above National Avg

76% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#35
5151 STATE UNIVERSITY DR
LOS ANGELES, CA 90032

N/A
N/A

521 Students

N/A Teachers

67.5
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

59% Passed (AP®)

#36
401 SOUTH 1ST ST
DONNA, TX 78537

16:1
Near National Avg

785 Students

50 Teachers

66.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

55% Passed (AP®)

#37
1560 VALLEY CENTER PARKWAY
BETHLEHEM, PA 18017

15:1
Near National Avg

973 Students

66 Teachers

65.8
Above National Avg

83% Tested (IB)

60% Passed (IB)

#38
11500 ELDRIDGE AVE
LAKEVIEW TERRACE, CA 91342

N/A
N/A

444 Students

N/A Teachers

63.4
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

54% Passed (AP®)

#39
770 SALEM ST
MALDEN, MA 02148

16:1
Near National Avg

1,390 Students

88 Teachers

62.5
Above National Avg

71% Tested (IB)

60% Passed (IB)

#40
18238 SHERMAN WAY
RESEDA, CA 91335

N/A
N/A

499 Students

N/A Teachers

61.9
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#41
3901 SOUTH HULEN ST
FORT WORTH, TX 76109

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

337 Students

28 Teachers

61.5
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

54% Passed (AP®)

#42
1460 THE ALAMEDA
SAN JOSE, CA 95126

N/A
N/A

412 Students

N/A Teachers

59.7
Above National Avg

87% Tested (AP®)

51% Passed (AP®)

#43
3171 NORTH SAM HOUSTON PARKWAY
HOUSTON, TX 77038

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

280 Students

25 Teachers

58.3
Above National Avg

76% Tested (AP®)

52% Passed (AP®)

#44
2023 SOUTH UNION AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007

N/A
N/A

529 Students

N/A Teachers

57.7
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

54% Passed (AP®)

#45
5651 WEST CREEK DR
FORT WORTH, TX 76133

14:1
Near National Avg

601 Students

44 Teachers

57.5
Above National Avg

80% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#46
10 WASHINGTON PLACE
NEWARK, NJ 07102

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,262 Students

110 Teachers

57.3
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#47
5435 SOUTH BRAESWOOD
HOUSTON, TX 77096

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

389 Students

33 Teachers

57.1
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#48
3138 COMMODORE PLAZA
MIAMI, FL 33133

16:1
Near National Avg

440 Students

27 Teachers

56.5
Above National Avg

91% Tested (AP®)

45% Passed (AP®)

#49
9405 BETEL DR
EL PASO, TX 79907

17:1
Larger than National Avg

737 Students

43 Teachers

55.6
Above National Avg

72% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#50
1114 SOUTH LORENA ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90023

N/A
N/A

581 Students

N/A Teachers

55.4
Above National Avg

81% Tested (AP®)

47% 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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