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
#4
255 SWIFT ST
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060

N/A
N/A

480 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#57
15777 BOWDOIN ST
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA 90272

N/A
N/A

2,887 Students

N/A Teachers

52.2
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#17
800 MERLIN DR
LAFAYETTE, CO 80026

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,444 Students

75 Teachers

84.3
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#117
250 WEST FIFTH ST
SAN PEDRO, CA 90731

N/A
N/A

850 Students

N/A Teachers

26.0
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#71
50 ESSEX ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139

13:1
Near National Avg

1,115 Students

85 Teachers

45.8
Above National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

44% Passed (AP®)

#84
1059 NORTH STATE ST
UKIAH, CA 95482

N/A
N/A

158 Students

N/A Teachers

42.2
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#80
3559 81ST ST
JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY 11372

14:1
Near National Avg

548 Students

39 Teachers

43.2
Above National Avg

48% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#28
1800 SOUTH LEMAY AVE
FORT COLLINS, CO 80525

15:1
Near National Avg

764 Students

50 Teachers

75.0
Above National Avg

86% Tested (AP®)

71% Passed (AP®)

#96
9707 1/2 MARILLA DR
LAKESIDE, CA 92040

N/A
N/A

252 Students

N/A Teachers

37.5
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#51
100 SEBASTOPOL RD
SANTA ROSA, CA 95407

N/A
N/A

689 Students

N/A Teachers

54.8
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#130
160 JOAN ST
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01129

25:1
Larger than National Avg

1,574 Students

64 Teachers

21.3
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#138
2315 34TH ST
SACRAMENTO, CA 95817

N/A
N/A

901 Students

N/A Teachers

19.1
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#33
45 CONGRESS ST
SALEM, MA 01970

9:1
Smaller than National Avg

309 Students

36 Teachers

67.9
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

64% Passed (AP®)

#86
1450 NE LOOP 410
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78209

14:1
Near National Avg

421 Students

31 Teachers

40.7
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

#6
610 MAIN ST
EVANSVILLE, IN 47708

14:1
Near National Avg

325 Students

23 Teachers

96.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

95% Passed (AP®)

#123
1720 M ST
ARCATA, CA 95521

N/A
N/A

95 Students

N/A Teachers

24.0
Above National Avg

36% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#111
20807 JOHNSON ST
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33029

20:1
Larger than National Avg

78 Students

4 Teachers

29.4
Above National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#54
23255 SW 115TH AVE
HOMESTEAD, FL 33032

72:1
Larger than National Avg

289 Students

4 Teachers

53.7
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#15
2325 WEST SUNSET RD
TUCSON, AZ 85741

N/A
N/A

800 Students

N/A Teachers

85.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#136
1122 SOUTH 67TH AVE
PHOENIX, AZ 85043

N/A
N/A

432 Students

N/A Teachers

19.4
Near National Avg

31% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#64
3426 BLAKE SW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87105

13:1
Near National Avg

229 Students

18 Teachers

48.4
Above National Avg

50% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)

#143
24425 HASS ST
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI 48127

17:1
Near National Avg

1,306 Students

77 Teachers

16.7
Near National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#8
427 MAIN ST
HYANNIS, MA 02601

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

413 Students

38 Teachers

93.6
Above National Avg

98% Tested (IB)

92% Passed (IB)

#23
890 BROADWAY
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063

N/A
N/A

422 Students

N/A Teachers

80.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#60
975 STOUT RD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80921

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

566 Students

49 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)

#102
200 NEVADA ST
REDLANDS, CA 92373

N/A
N/A

194 Students

N/A Teachers

35.3
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#137
1001 WEST 84TH ST
FEDERAL HEIGHTS, CO 80206

19:1
Larger than National Avg

413 Students

22 Teachers

19.1
Near National Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#7
9500 GILMAN DR MC 0536
LA JOLLA, CA 92093

N/A
N/A

816 Students

N/A Teachers

93.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

92% Passed (AP®)

#34
1832 SOUTH WAHSATCH
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80906

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

135 Students

12 Teachers

67.6
Above National Avg

76% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#124
1209 ADAM SMITH AVE
CALDWELL, ID 83605

21:1
Larger than National Avg

401 Students

19 Teachers

22.3
Near National Avg

36% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#114
50 FILLMORE ST
PROVIDENCE, RI 02908

16:1
Near National Avg

642 Students

39 Teachers

26.8
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#61
2518 HANNAH AVE NW
BEMIDJI, MN 56601

13:1
Near National Avg

171 Students

13 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

46% Passed (AP®)

#127
835 EAST 5TH ST
ST. PAUL, MN 55106

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

127 Students

11 Teachers

21.7
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#12
2611 EAST MATOIAN
FRESNO, CA 93740

N/A
N/A

479 Students

N/A Teachers

90.2
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#70
2200 EUREKA WAY
REDDING, CA 96001

N/A
N/A

817 Students

N/A Teachers

45.8
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

40% Passed (AP®)

#69
4000 SOUTH MAIN ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90037

N/A
N/A

454 Students

N/A Teachers

45.8
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

44% Passed (AP®)

#90
4463 LEONARD ST NW
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49534

14:1
Near National Avg

524 Students

37 Teachers

38.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#110
901 YORKCHESTER
HOUSTON, TX 77079

13:1
Near National Avg

977 Students

76 Teachers

29.8
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#11
2600 OTTINGER RD
WESTLAKE, TX 76262

13:1
Near National Avg

520 Students

41 Teachers

90.6
Above National Avg

91% Tested (IB)

91% Passed (IB)

#78
5356 SOUTH FIFTH AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90043

N/A
N/A

471 Students

N/A Teachers

43.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#63
1750 VICEROY RD
DALLAS, TX 75235

14:1
Near National Avg

247 Students

18 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

83% Tested (AP®)

39% Passed (AP®)

#20
4411 ANDERSON RD
HOUSTON, TX 77053

15:1
Near National Avg

689 Students

45 Teachers

83.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#13
13703 ALDINE WESTFIELD RD
HOUSTON, TX 77039

14:1
Near National Avg

823 Students

58 Teachers

87.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#31
353 CRENSHAW
HOUSTON, TX 77034

15:1
Near National Avg

821 Students

54 Teachers

70.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

61% Passed (AP®)

#50
1114 SOUTH LORENA ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90023

N/A
N/A

581 Students

N/A Teachers

55.4
Above National Avg

81% Tested (AP®)

47% 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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