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
#125
6705 EAST JULIAN AVE
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46219

N/A
N/A

890 Students

N/A Teachers

22.3
Near National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

11% 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®)

#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®)

#122
7444 EAST BROADWAY
TUCSON, AZ 85710

N/A
N/A

128 Students

N/A Teachers

24.2
Above National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#121
3425 WEST MANCHESTER BLVD
INGLEWOOD, CA 90305

N/A
N/A

601 Students

N/A Teachers

24.4
Above National Avg

34% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#120
6952 VAN NUYS BLVD
SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91405

N/A
N/A

731 Students

N/A Teachers

24.8
Above National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#119
7155 ASHBURN ST
HOUSTON, TX 77061

N/A
N/A

303 Students

N/A Teachers

25.0
Above National Avg

66% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#118
3500 SOUTH HILL ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007

N/A
N/A

591 Students

N/A Teachers

25.8
Above National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

22% 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®)

#116
10215 NORTH 43RD AVE
PHOENIX, AZ 85051

N/A
N/A

802 Students

N/A Teachers

26.2
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

14% 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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