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
#92
5715 SOUTH 1300 EAST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84121

24:1
Larger than National Avg

479 Students

20 Teachers

38.6
Above National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

31% 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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#122
7444 EAST BROADWAY
TUCSON, AZ 85710

N/A
N/A

128 Students

N/A Teachers

24.2
Above National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#113
407 JAMES ST
NEW HAVEN, CT 06513

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

812 Students

75 Teachers

28.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

4% Passed (AP®)

#121
3425 WEST MANCHESTER BLVD
INGLEWOOD, CA 90305

N/A
N/A

601 Students

N/A Teachers

24.4
Above National Avg

34% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#118
3500 SOUTH HILL ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007

N/A
N/A

591 Students

N/A Teachers

25.8
Above National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#97
11100 WESTERN AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90047

N/A
N/A

577 Students

N/A Teachers

36.7
Above National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#100
1901 VILLA MARIA
BRYAN, TX 77802

17:1
Near National Avg

315 Students

19 Teachers

35.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

14% 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®)

#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®)

#99
1712 SOUTH 32ND ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53215

14:1
Near National Avg

195 Students

14 Teachers

35.8
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

24% 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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#120
6952 VAN NUYS BLVD
SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91405

N/A
N/A

731 Students

N/A Teachers

24.8
Above National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

23% 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®)

#87
17189 SHERIDAN ST
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33331

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,714 Students

89 Teachers

39.6
Above National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

34% 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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