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
#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®)

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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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