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
#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

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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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