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
#16
8509 FM 969 BLDG 513
AUSTIN, TX 78724

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

370 Students

29 Teachers

84.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#19
2005 VIA BARRETT
SAN LORENZO, CA 94580

20:1
Larger than National Avg

451 Students

22 Teachers

83.6
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#9
1790 EDUCATIONAL PARK DR
SAN JOSE, CA 95133

17:1
Near National Avg

355 Students

21 Teachers

90.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

88% Passed (AP®)

#94
320 MISSOURI ST
HELENA, AR 72342

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

206 Students

21 Teachers

45.0
Above National Avg

72% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#37
28000 CALAROGA AVE
HAYWARD, CA 94545

20:1
Larger than National Avg

446 Students

22 Teachers

65.0
Above National Avg

83% Tested (AP®)

59% Passed (AP®)

#70
251 SOUTH 12TH ST
RICHMOND, CA 94804

19:1
Larger than National Avg

447 Students

24 Teachers

52.6
Above National Avg

72% Tested (AP®)

46% Passed (AP®)

#104
1560 VALLEY CENTER PARKWAY
BETHLEHEM, PA 18017

15:1
Near National Avg

1,023 Students

68 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

55% Tested (IB)

37% Passed (IB)

#15
11036 HAWTHORNE BLVD
LENNOX, CA 90304

23:1
Larger than National Avg

565 Students

25 Teachers

85.9
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

82% Passed (AP®)

#113
444 HEGENBERGER RD
OAKLAND, CA 94621

22:1
Larger than National Avg

214 Students

10 Teachers

39.7
Above National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#64
18238 SHERMAN WAY
RESEDA, CA 91335

20:1
Larger than National Avg

521 Students

26 Teachers

55.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#148
1171 WHITLOCK AVE SW
MARIETTA, GA 30064

16:1
Near National Avg

2,024 Students

130 Teachers

27.3
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#172
1917 B ST
MARYSVILLE, CA 95901

17:1
Near National Avg

335 Students

20 Teachers

19.9
Near National Avg

26% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#127
1800 EAST BYBERRY RD
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19116

16:1
Near National Avg

1,247 Students

76 Teachers

35.1
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#116
1001 COMMONWEALTH AVE
BOSTON, MA 02215

18:1
Near National Avg

473 Students

27 Teachers

38.8
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#46
7901 NW 103RD ST
HIALEAH GARDENS, FL 33016

24:1
Larger than National Avg

1,546 Students

65 Teachers

62.0
Above National Avg

89% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#80
17300 NW 87 AVE
HIALEAH, FL 33015

36:1
Larger than National Avg

817 Students

23 Teachers

48.7
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

45% Passed (AP®)

#131
1826 BASSE RD
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78213

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

159 Students

17 Teachers

34.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#137
4157 WALKING RAIN RD
SANTA FE, NM 87507

14:1
Near National Avg

354 Students

25 Teachers

30.7
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#35
770 SALEM ST
MALDEN, MA 02148

16:1
Near National Avg

1,469 Students

93 Teachers

65.9
Above National Avg

80% Tested (IB)

61% Passed (IB)

#133
3700 DEL PASO RD
SACRAMENTO, CA 95834

25:1
Larger than National Avg

479 Students

19 Teachers

34.1
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

28% Passed (AP®)

#109
4900 PLEASANT HILL RD
KISSIMMEE, FL 34759

18:1
Larger than National Avg

363 Students

20 Teachers

40.6
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#144
5552 READ BLVD
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70127

13:1
Near National Avg

334 Students

25 Teachers

28.2
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

6% Passed (AP®)

#156
5625 LOYOLA AVE
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70115

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

370 Students

31 Teachers

25.5
Near National Avg

83% Tested (AP®)

6% Passed (AP®)

#138
10215 NORTH 43RD AVE
PHOENIX, AZ 85051

N/A
N/A

842 Students

N/A Teachers

30.0
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#112
7447 ROSWELL RD NE
ATLANTA, GA 30328

16:1
Near National Avg

1,552 Students

94 Teachers

39.7
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#60
10 WASHINGTON PLACE
NEWARK, NJ 07102

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,687 Students

156 Teachers

57.1
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#121
251 BAYSIDE RD
ARCATA, CA 95521

24:1
Larger than National Avg

127 Students

5 Teachers

36.5
Above National Avg

77% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#36
3300 WEST SPARROW AVE
FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86004

N/A
N/A

558 Students

N/A Teachers

65.0
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

63% Passed (AP®)

#72
12301 NORTH LAMAR
AUSTIN, TX 78753

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

488 Students

41 Teachers

51.9
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

46% Passed (AP®)

#67
345 12TH ST
OAKLAND, CA 94607

16:1
Near National Avg

158 Students

10 Teachers

53.1
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#159
530 18TH ST
OAKLAND, CA 94612

25:1
Larger than National Avg

619 Students

24 Teachers

24.3
Near National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#89
6038 BRANN ST
OAKLAND, CA 94605

23:1
Larger than National Avg

252 Students

11 Teachers

45.5
Above National Avg

64% Tested (AP®)

39% Passed (AP®)

#61
1010 NORTH MAIN ST
SANTA ANA, CA 92701

31:1
Larger than National Avg

1,753 Students

56 Teachers

57.1
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

54% Passed (AP®)

#6
255 SWIFT ST
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060

18:1
Larger than National Avg

510 Students

28 Teachers

97.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

96% Passed (AP®)

#92
15777 BOWDOIN ST
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA 90272

26:1
Larger than National Avg

2,899 Students

112 Teachers

45.1
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#18
800 MERLIN DR
LAFAYETTE, CO 80026

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,446 Students

78 Teachers

84.0
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#102
5159 SUMMER ST
EVERETT, MA 02149

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

321 Students

27 Teachers

41.9
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#161
250 WEST FIFTH ST
SAN PEDRO, CA 90731

21:1
Larger than National Avg

933 Students

44 Teachers

22.3
Near National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#105
50 ESSEX ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,143 Students

98 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#58
1800 SOUTH LEMAY AVE
FORT COLLINS, CO 80525

18:1
Near National Avg

788 Students

45 Teachers

57.5
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

55% Passed (AP®)

#47
9707 1/2 MARILLA DR
LAKESIDE, CA 92040

28:1
Larger than National Avg

272 Students

10 Teachers

61.7
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

60% Passed (AP®)

#69
5900 HEARDS DR NW
ATLANTA, GA 30328

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,634 Students

89 Teachers

53.0
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#154
160 JOAN ST
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01129

24:1
Larger than National Avg

1,574 Students

65 Teachers

25.7
Near National Avg

35% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#158
2315 34TH ST
SACRAMENTO, CA 95817

21:1
Larger than National Avg

837 Students

39 Teachers

25.0
Near National Avg

44% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#87
45 CONGRESS ST
SALEM, MA 01970

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

308 Students

30 Teachers

45.7
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#73
1450 NE LOOP 410
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78209

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

444 Students

36 Teachers

50.6
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#4
610 MAIN ST
EVANSVILLE, IN 47708

14:1
Near National Avg

336 Students

23 Teachers

97.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#125
20805 JOHNSON ST
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33029

26:1
Larger than National Avg

755 Students

29 Teachers

35.2
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#110
20807 JOHNSON ST
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33029

23:1
Larger than National Avg

91 Students

4 Teachers

40.6
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#74
23255 SW 115TH AVE
HOMESTEAD, FL 33032

54:1
Larger than National Avg

380 Students

7 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#55
2325 WEST SUNSET RD
TUCSON, AZ 85741

N/A
N/A

803 Students

N/A Teachers

58.3
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#169
1122 SOUTH 67TH AVE
PHOENIX, AZ 85043

N/A
N/A

441 Students

N/A Teachers

20.5
Near National Avg

25% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#48
3426 BLAKE SW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87105

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

242 Students

20 Teachers

60.7
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

57% Passed (AP®)

#136
12440 CAMPO RD
SPRING VALLEY, CA 91978

31:1
Larger than National Avg

2,175 Students

71 Teachers

30.7
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

28% Passed (AP®)

#25
890 BROADWAY
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063

19:1
Larger than National Avg

425 Students

22 Teachers

75.5
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

67% Passed (AP®)

#157
1251 EAST SOUTHERN AVE
TEMPE, AZ 85283

N/A
N/A

306 Students

N/A Teachers

25.0
Near National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#106
200 NEVADA ST
REDLANDS, CA 92373

20:1
Larger than National Avg

194 Students

10 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#10
9500 GILMAN DR MC 0536
LA JOLLA, CA 92093

22:1
Larger than National Avg

817 Students

36 Teachers

90.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#82
1832 SOUTH WAHSATCH
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80906

14:1
Near National Avg

211 Students

15 Teachers

47.8
Above National Avg

50% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#153
1209 ADAM SMITH AVE
CALDWELL, ID 83605

20:1
Larger than National Avg

409 Students

20 Teachers

25.7
Near National Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#145
2427 MARTIN LUTHER K JR AV SE
WASHINGTON, DC 20020

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

389 Students

31 Teachers

28.0
Above National Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#171
5522 SIDE RD
PRESCOTT, AZ 86301

N/A
N/A

196 Students

N/A Teachers

20.3
Near National Avg

33% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#13
2611 EAST MATOIAN M/S UH134
FRESNO, CA 93740

24:1
Larger than National Avg

480 Students

20 Teachers

86.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

83% Passed (AP®)

#39
2200 EUREKA WAY
REDDING, CA 96001

23:1
Larger than National Avg

865 Students

38 Teachers

64.0
Above National Avg

88% Tested (AP®)

56% Passed (AP®)

#40
1401 SOUTH MACARTHUR BLVD
IRVING, TX 75060

13:1
Near National Avg

463 Students

35 Teachers

63.9
Above National Avg

65% Tested (IB)

64% Passed (IB)

#42
4605 LIVE OAK
DALLAS, TX 75204

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

332 Students

26 Teachers

63.5
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

51% Passed (AP®)

#49
1750 VICEROY RD
DALLAS, TX 75235

14:1
Near National Avg

304 Students

21 Teachers

60.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#155
9040 SOUTH RITA RD
TUCSON, AZ 85747

N/A
N/A

468 Students

N/A Teachers

25.6
Near National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#134
3025 WEST OKLAHOMA AVE
MILWAUKEE, WI 53215

17:1
Near National Avg

234 Students

14 Teachers

32.1
Above National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#43
1590 BILL MURDOCK RD
MARIETTA, GA 30062

18:1
Larger than National Avg

2,636 Students

145 Teachers

63.4
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

61% Passed (AP®)

#139
4463 LEONARD ST NW
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49534

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

559 Students

44 Teachers

29.3
Above National Avg

66% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#122
901 YORKCHESTER
HOUSTON, TX 77079

13:1
Near National Avg

977 Students

74 Teachers

36.5
Above National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#20
8329 LAWNDALE ST
HOUSTON, TX 77012

15:1
Near National Avg

786 Students

51 Teachers

80.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#26
4411 ANDERSON RD
HOUSTON, TX 77053

19:1
Larger than National Avg

749 Students

39 Teachers

75.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

67% Passed (AP®)

#7
13703 ALDINE WESTFIELD RD
HOUSTON, TX 77039

15:1
Near National Avg

854 Students

55 Teachers

96.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

95% Passed (AP®)

#23
353 CRENSHAW
HOUSTON, TX 77034

17:1
Near National Avg

865 Students

52 Teachers

76.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

69% 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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