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
#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#98
7323 UNIVERSITY AVE
LA MESA, CA 91941

N/A
N/A

2,364 Students

N/A Teachers

36.2
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#103
9719 SOUTH MAIN ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90003

N/A
N/A

583 Students

N/A Teachers

34.2
Above National Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

28% Passed (AP®)

#81
110 EAST 16TH ST
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202

14:1
Near National Avg

466 Students

33 Teachers

43.2
Above National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

35% 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®)

#108
16233 SOUTH 48TH ST
PHOENIX, AZ 85048

N/A
N/A

1,499 Students

N/A Teachers

31.0
Above National Avg

34% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#109
1810 STUART
HOUSTON, TX 77004

18:1
Larger than National Avg

385 Students

21 Teachers

30.4
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#83
2071 SATURN AVE
HUNTINGTON PARK, CA 90255

N/A
N/A

534 Students

N/A Teachers

42.4
Above National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

39% 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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#94
6505 INGLEWOOD AVE
STOCKTON, CA 95207

N/A
N/A

287 Students

N/A Teachers

37.9
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#85
1787 NORTH RESEARCH PARKWAY
NORTH LOGAN, UT 84341

27:1
Larger than National Avg

140 Students

5 Teachers

41.0
Above National Avg

44% Tested (AP®)

40% 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®)

#125
6705 EAST JULIAN AVE
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46219

N/A
N/A

890 Students

N/A Teachers

22.3
Near National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

11% 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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#106
320 MISSOURI ST
HELENA, AR 72342

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

175 Students

17 Teachers

31.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

9% 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®)

#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®)

#76
251 SOUTH 12TH ST
RICHMOND, CA 94804

N/A
N/A

402 Students

N/A Teachers

43.8
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

37% 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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