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
#22
3333 NORTH SHARTEL
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73118

15:1
Near National Avg

467 Students

30 Teachers

78.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

71% Passed (AP®)

#165
PO 18895
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73154

15:1
Near National Avg

317 Students

21 Teachers

21.8
Near National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#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®)

#62
1421 WELLS BRANCH PARKWAY WEST
PFLUGERVILLE, TX 78660

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

611 Students

49 Teachers

56.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#32
9405 BETEL DR
EL PASO, TX 79907

15:1
Near National Avg

768 Students

50 Teachers

68.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

58% Passed (AP®)

#52
5651 WEST CREEK DR
FORT WORTH, TX 76133

13:1
Near National Avg

589 Students

45 Teachers

60.2
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

52% Passed (AP®)

#65
5435 SOUTH BRAESWOOD
HOUSTON, TX 77096

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

556 Students

46 Teachers

53.8
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

45% Passed (AP®)

#129
8505 LAKESIDE PARKWAY
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78245

14:1
Near National Avg

721 Students

52 Teachers

34.7
Above National Avg

72% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#63
11995 FORESTGATE DR
DALLAS, TX 75243

15:1
Near National Avg

1,093 Students

71 Teachers

56.4
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

49% Passed (AP®)

#14
4467 WEST BROADWAY
HAWTHORNE, CA 90250

24:1
Larger than National Avg

595 Students

25 Teachers

86.8
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#143
7323 UNIVERSITY AVE
LA MESA, CA 91941

29:1
Larger than National Avg

2,463 Students

85 Teachers

28.6
Above National Avg

39% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#51
110 EAST 16TH ST
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202

14:1
Near National Avg

545 Students

40 Teachers

60.3
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

52% Passed (AP®)

#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®)

#83
16233 SOUTH 48TH ST
PHOENIX, AZ 85048

N/A
N/A

1,513 Students

N/A Teachers

47.7
Above National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

45% Passed (AP®)

#100
1810 STUART
HOUSTON, TX 77004

22:1
Larger than National Avg

414 Students

18 Teachers

42.7
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#8
401 SOUTH 1ST ST
DONNA, TX 78537

16:1
Near National Avg

805 Students

50 Teachers

95.9
Above National Avg

99% Tested (IB)

95% Passed (IB)

#21
2800 SOUTH DAKOTA AVE
BROWNSVILLE, TX 78521

16:1
Near National Avg

715 Students

45 Teachers

79.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

73% Passed (AP®)

#28
14001 NORTH 29TH ST
MCALLEN, TX 78504

16:1
Near National Avg

736 Students

46 Teachers

73.5
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

65% 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®)

#33
1787 NORTH RESEARCH PARKWAY
NORTH LOGAN, UT 84341

22:1
Larger than National Avg

163 Students

8 Teachers

67.5
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

67% Passed (AP®)

#5
2480 SW EIGHTH ST
MIAMI, FL 33135

16:1
Near National Avg

347 Students

22 Teachers

97.2
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

96% Passed (AP®)

#81
5525 ASTROZON BLVD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80916

17:1
Near National Avg

422 Students

24 Teachers

48.2
Above National Avg

66% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#149
5815 SOUTH MCCLINTOCK
TEMPE, AZ 85283

N/A
N/A

188 Students

N/A Teachers

26.6
Near National Avg

31% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#176
9955 YARROW ST
BROOMFIELD, CO 80021

18:1
Near National Avg

325 Students

18 Teachers

19.2
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#164
1915 CHAPEL HILL RD
DURHAM, NC 27707

18:1
Near National Avg

605 Students

34 Teachers

21.9
Near National Avg

35% Tested (AP®)

18% 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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