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®)

#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®)

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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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