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
#119
10 NEW BOND ST
WORCESTER, MA 01606

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,426 Students

112 Teachers

37.0
Above National Avg

56% Tested (IB)

31% Passed (IB)

#170
115 NORTH AVE 53
HIGHLAND PARK, CA 90042

18:1
Larger than National Avg

449 Students

25 Teachers

20.5
Near National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

7% Passed (AP®)

#132
5715 SOUTH 1300 EAST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84121

23:1
Larger than National Avg

486 Students

21 Teachers

34.3
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#91
74 A VAN NU PO RD
SANTA FE, NM 87508

13:1
Near National Avg

354 Students

27 Teachers

45.1
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#93
3138 COMMODORE PLAZA
MIAMI, FL 33133

45:1
Larger than National Avg

445 Students

10 Teachers

45.0
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#85
1 WESTINGHOUSE PLAZA
HYDE PARK, MA 02136

14:1
Near National Avg

500 Students

37 Teachers

46.6
Above National Avg

77% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#30
201 FOREST ST
MARLBOROUGH, MA 01752

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

963 Students

80 Teachers

69.0
Above National Avg

73% Tested (AP®)

68% Passed (AP®)

#17
933 BRADBURY SE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87106

18:1
Near National Avg

302 Students

17 Teachers

84.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#118
1729 WEST MARTIN LUTHER KING J
LOS ANGELES, CA 90062

20:1
Larger than National Avg

624 Students

31 Teachers

37.5
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#31
644 WEST 17TH ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90015

18:1
Near National Avg

444 Students

25 Teachers

68.9
Above National Avg

86% Tested (AP®)

63% Passed (AP®)

#56
2023 SOUTH UNION AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007

20:1
Larger than National Avg

534 Students

27 Teachers

58.3
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

46% Passed (AP®)

#150
10101 SOUTH BROADWAY
LOS ANGELES, CA 90003

24:1
Larger than National Avg

595 Students

25 Teachers

26.3
Near National Avg

36% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#88
2071 SATURN AVE
HUNTINGTON PARK, CA 90255

20:1
Larger than National Avg

574 Students

29 Teachers

45.6
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#38
5151 STATE UNIVERSITY DR LOT
LOS ANGELES, CA 90032

18:1
Near National Avg

568 Students

32 Teachers

64.4
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

58% Passed (AP®)

#103
5356 SOUTH FIFTH AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90043

23:1
Larger than National Avg

515 Students

22 Teachers

41.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#11
3637 MAGEE AVE
OAKLAND, CA 94619

21:1
Larger than National Avg

192 Students

9 Teachers

89.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

86% Passed (AP®)

#175
898 WEST 1100 SOUTH
SPANISH FORK, UT 84660

22:1
Larger than National Avg

1,522 Students

69 Teachers

19.2
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#50
130 EDGEWOOD AVE
NEW HAVEN, CT 06511

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

857 Students

78 Teachers

60.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#168
3425 WEST MANCHESTER BLVD
INGLEWOOD, CA 90305

24:1
Larger than National Avg

622 Students

26 Teachers

21.4
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#151
3500 SOUTH HILL ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007

22:1
Larger than National Avg

586 Students

26 Teachers

26.2
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#59
1155 WEST ARBOR VITAE ST
INGLEWOOD, CA 90301

23:1
Larger than National Avg

621 Students

27 Teachers

57.4
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

51% Passed (AP®)

#166
8255 BEACH ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90001

22:1
Larger than National Avg

581 Students

26 Teachers

21.7
Near National Avg

35% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#95
820 BROADWAY ST
VENICE, CA 90291

21:1
Larger than National Avg

549 Students

26 Teachers

44.8
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

39% Passed (AP®)

#24
12425 SW 72ND ST
MIAMI, FL 33183

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

169 Students

15 Teachers

75.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

68% Passed (AP®)

#53
400 105TH AVE
OAKLAND, CA 94603

19:1
Larger than National Avg

480 Students

25 Teachers

59.1
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

54% Passed (AP®)

#160
260 EAST WALTON ST
BACONTON, GA 31716

15:1
Near National Avg

725 Students

48 Teachers

23.8
Near National Avg

81% Tested (AP®)

5% Passed (AP®)

#1
11440 NORTH 136TH ST
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85259

N/A
N/A

701 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#3
3825 EAST 2ND ST
TUCSON, AZ 85716

N/A
N/A

699 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#162
4521 WEBSTER ST
OAKLAND, CA 94609

17:1
Near National Avg

230 Students

13 Teachers

22.2
Near National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#71
491 COLUMBIA AVE
HOLLAND, MI 49423

15:1
Near National Avg

849 Students

58 Teachers

52.5
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#86
11 MAYHEW ST
DORCHESTER, MA 02125

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

571 Students

53 Teachers

46.4
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

39% Passed (AP®)

#79
1286 HYDE PARK AVE
HYDE PARK, MA 02136

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

359 Students

35 Teachers

48.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#68
5431 WEST 98TH ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90045

26:1
Larger than National Avg

351 Students

14 Teachers

53.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#146
1901 VILLA MARIA
BRYAN, TX 77802

18:1
Near National Avg

318 Students

18 Teachers

27.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

4% Passed (AP®)

#97
3500 WEST TEMPLE AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90004

23:1
Larger than National Avg

466 Students

21 Teachers

44.2
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#117
1712 SOUTH 32ND ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53215

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

233 Students

20 Teachers

38.0
Above National Avg

80% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#75
5601 WEST LOOP SOUTH
HOUSTON, TX 77081

24:1
Larger than National Avg

455 Students

19 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#57
3688 CHAMBLEE DUNWOODY RD
CHAMBLEE, GA 30341

15:1
Near National Avg

1,372 Students

92 Teachers

58.1
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#152
6952 VAN NUYS BLVD
VAN NUYS, CA 91405

26:1
Larger than National Avg

878 Students

34 Teachers

25.9
Near National Avg

36% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#135
155 WEST KELSO AVE
INGLEWOOD, CA 90301

24:1
Larger than National Avg

435 Students

18 Teachers

31.4
Above National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#90
2590 WEST 76 ST
HIALEAH, FL 33016

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

395 Students

41 Teachers

45.5
Above National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

40% Passed (AP®)

#174
58 CIRCUIT ST
ROXBURY, MA 02119

13:1
Near National Avg

291 Students

22 Teachers

19.7
Near National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

0% Passed (AP®)

#128
17189 SHERIDAN ST
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33331

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,736 Students

90 Teachers

34.9
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#44
13735 BEAMER RD BOX 613
HOUSTON, TX 77089

27:1
Larger than National Avg

376 Students

14 Teachers

62.7
Above National Avg

95% Tested (AP®)

52% Passed (AP®)

#12
4904 NORTH DUNCAN DR
COEUR D'ALENE, ID 83815

20:1
Larger than National Avg

634 Students

31 Teachers

88.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

85% Passed (AP®)

#77
11500 ELDRIDGE AVE
LAKEVIEW TERRACE, CA 91342

18:1
Near National Avg

448 Students

25 Teachers

49.3
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#142
245 BENT ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02141

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

330 Students

31 Teachers

28.8
Above National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#41
35800 EAST HIST COLUMBIA RIVER
CORBETT, OR 97019

26:1
Larger than National Avg

448 Students

17 Teachers

63.5
Above National Avg

92% Tested (AP®)

54% Passed (AP®)

#163
CCPS 1776 MONTANO NW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87107

15:1
Near National Avg

450 Students

30 Teachers

22.2
Near National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#141
785 SOUTHWESTERN DR
EL PASO, TX 79912

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

467 Students

41 Teachers

28.9
Above National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#147
12550 VAN NUYS BLVD
PACOIMA, CA 91331

18:1
Larger than National Avg

350 Students

19 Teachers

27.4
Above National Avg

42% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#84
11301 NW FIFTH AVE
MIAMI SHORES, FL 33168

19:1
Larger than National Avg

553 Students

29 Teachers

47.4
Above National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#78
11100 NW 27TH ST
DORAL, FL 33172

15:1
Near National Avg

1,176 Students

81 Teachers

49.0
Above National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#54
11100 NW 27 ST
DORAL, FL 33172

29:1
Larger than National Avg

232 Students

8 Teachers

58.5
Above National Avg

77% Tested (AP®)

52% Passed (AP®)

#66
919 NW 23RD ST
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73106

17:1
Near National Avg

473 Students

29 Teachers

53.8
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

49% Passed (AP®)

#45
1460 THE ALAMEDA
SAN JOSE, CA 95126

20:1
Larger than National Avg

397 Students

20 Teachers

62.3
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

57% Passed (AP®)

#98
2000 VALENCIA ST
DENVER, CO 80235

15:1
Near National Avg

927 Students

63 Teachers

43.4
Above National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

40% Passed (AP®)

#99
220 NORTH MILBY ST
HOUSTON, TX 77003

21:1
Larger than National Avg

459 Students

22 Teachers

42.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#27
1315 DUMBLE
HOUSTON, TX 77023

18:1
Larger than National Avg

407 Students

22 Teachers

74.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

66% Passed (AP®)

#126
360 HUNTINGTON AVE
BOSTON, MA 02115

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

225 Students

20 Teachers

35.1
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#130
5440 VALLEY CIRCLE BLVD
WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91367

27:1
Larger than National Avg

3,432 Students

125 Teachers

34.5
Above National Avg

42% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#107
16315 GREVILLEA AVE
LAWNDALE, CA 90260

23:1
Larger than National Avg

484 Students

21 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

#34
625 52ND ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49548

19:1
Larger than National Avg

472 Students

25 Teachers

66.5
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

55% Passed (AP®)

#108
3901 SOUTH HULEN ST
FORT WORTH, TX 76109

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

341 Students

29 Teachers

40.7
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#114
4100 OLD MILTON PARKWAY
ALPHARETTA, GA 30005

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

284 Students

26 Teachers

39.1
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

37% Passed (AP®)

#167
3701 STEPHEN DR
NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA 95660

21:1
Larger than National Avg

293 Students

14 Teachers

21.4
Near National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#111
2065 PRAIRIE RDBLDG J
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33406

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,089 Students

59 Teachers

39.8
Above National Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#173
830 CENTURY PLACE
GAINESVILLE, GA 30501

16:1
Near National Avg

1,537 Students

94 Teachers

19.8
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#120
1430 SCOTT ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115

18:1
Larger than National Avg

462 Students

25 Teachers

36.7
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#96
190 ASHLEY BLVD
NEW BEDFORD, MA 02746

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

467 Students

39 Teachers

44.7
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

37% Passed (AP®)

#76
10535 ZELZAH AVE
GRANADA HILLS, CA 91344

24:1
Larger than National Avg

4,201 Students

173 Teachers

49.9
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#140
600 ST ANN SOUTH AVE
BRONX, NY 10455

13:1
Near National Avg

379 Students

29 Teachers

29.1
Above National Avg

34% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#123
2000 NORTH SANTA FE AVE
VISTA, CA 92083

25:1
Larger than National Avg

1,171 Students

48 Teachers

36.4
Above National Avg

39% Tested (IB)

36% Passed (IB)

#2
970 MCELVANEY LN
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30044

17:1
Near National Avg

696 Students

40 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#29
3155 NORTH COLLEGE AVE
FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72703

17:1
Near National Avg

316 Students

19 Teachers

70.1
Above National Avg

86% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#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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