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
#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®)

#75
5601 WEST LOOP SOUTH
HOUSTON, TX 77081

24:1
Larger than National Avg

455 Students

19 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#74
23255 SW 115TH AVE
HOMESTEAD, FL 33032

54:1
Larger than National Avg

380 Students

7 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#73
1450 NE LOOP 410
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78209

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

444 Students

36 Teachers

50.6
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#72
12301 NORTH LAMAR
AUSTIN, TX 78753

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

488 Students

41 Teachers

51.9
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

46% Passed (AP®)

#71
491 COLUMBIA AVE
HOLLAND, MI 49423

15:1
Near National Avg

849 Students

58 Teachers

52.5
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

47% 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®)

#69
5900 HEARDS DR NW
ATLANTA, GA 30328

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,634 Students

89 Teachers

53.0
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#68
5431 WEST 98TH ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90045

26:1
Larger than National Avg

351 Students

14 Teachers

53.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#67
345 12TH ST
OAKLAND, CA 94607

16:1
Near National Avg

158 Students

10 Teachers

53.1
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

50% 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®)

#65
5435 SOUTH BRAESWOOD
HOUSTON, TX 77096

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

556 Students

46 Teachers

53.8
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

45% 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®)

#63
11995 FORESTGATE DR
DALLAS, TX 75243

15:1
Near National Avg

1,093 Students

71 Teachers

56.4
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

49% Passed (AP®)

#62
1421 WELLS BRANCH PARKWAY WEST
PFLUGERVILLE, TX 78660

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

611 Students

49 Teachers

56.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#61
1010 NORTH MAIN ST
SANTA ANA, CA 92701

31:1
Larger than National Avg

1,753 Students

56 Teachers

57.1
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

54% 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®)

#59
1155 WEST ARBOR VITAE ST
INGLEWOOD, CA 90301

23:1
Larger than National Avg

621 Students

27 Teachers

57.4
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

51% Passed (AP®)

#58
1800 SOUTH LEMAY AVE
FORT COLLINS, CO 80525

18:1
Near National Avg

788 Students

45 Teachers

57.5
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

55% Passed (AP®)

#57
3688 CHAMBLEE DUNWOODY RD
CHAMBLEE, GA 30341

15:1
Near National Avg

1,372 Students

92 Teachers

58.1
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#56
2023 SOUTH UNION AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007

20:1
Larger than National Avg

534 Students

27 Teachers

58.3
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

46% Passed (AP®)

#55
2325 WEST SUNSET RD
TUCSON, AZ 85741

N/A
N/A

803 Students

N/A Teachers

58.3
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

47% 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®)

#53
400 105TH AVE
OAKLAND, CA 94603

19:1
Larger than National Avg

480 Students

25 Teachers

59.1
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

54% Passed (AP®)

#52
5651 WEST CREEK DR
FORT WORTH, TX 76133

13:1
Near National Avg

589 Students

45 Teachers

60.2
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

52% 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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