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
#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®)

#115
144 WEST WOODWARD AVE
ESCONDIDO, CA 92025

N/A
N/A

360 Students

N/A Teachers

26.7
Above National Avg

31% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#72
13735 BEAMER RD BOX 613
HOUSTON, TX 77089

21:1
Larger than National Avg

361 Students

17 Teachers

45.1
Above National Avg

77% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#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®)

#75
35800 EAST HIST COLUMBIA RIVER
CORBETT, OR 97019

26:1
Larger than National Avg

336 Students

13 Teachers

43.8
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#59
2000 VALENCIA ST
DENVER, CO 80235

17:1
Larger than National Avg

874 Students

51 Teachers

50.5
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

48% 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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