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
#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®)

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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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