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
#62
56 SMINO GRANDE
ANGEL FIRE, NM 87710

7:1
Smaller than National Avg

82 Students

12 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#33
45 CONGRESS ST
SALEM, MA 01970

9:1
Smaller than National Avg

309 Students

36 Teachers

67.9
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

64% Passed (AP®)

#106
320 MISSOURI ST
HELENA, AR 72342

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

175 Students

17 Teachers

31.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

9% Passed (AP®)

#8
427 MAIN ST
HYANNIS, MA 02601

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

413 Students

38 Teachers

93.6
Above National Avg

98% Tested (IB)

92% Passed (IB)

#113
407 JAMES ST
NEW HAVEN, CT 06513

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

812 Students

75 Teachers

28.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

4% Passed (AP®)

#43
3171 NORTH SAM HOUSTON PARKWAY
HOUSTON, TX 77038

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

280 Students

25 Teachers

58.3
Above National Avg

76% Tested (AP®)

52% Passed (AP®)

#46
10 WASHINGTON PLACE
NEWARK, NJ 07102

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,262 Students

110 Teachers

57.3
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#127
835 EAST 5TH ST
ST. PAUL, MN 55106

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

127 Students

11 Teachers

21.7
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#60
975 STOUT RD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80921

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

566 Students

49 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)

#14
606 EAST ROYAL LN
IRVING, TX 75039

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

409 Students

35 Teachers

85.7
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

81% Passed (AP®)

#47
5435 SOUTH BRAESWOOD
HOUSTON, TX 77096

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

389 Students

33 Teachers

57.1
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#34
1832 SOUTH WAHSATCH
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80906

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

135 Students

12 Teachers

67.6
Above National Avg

76% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#41
3901 SOUTH HULEN ST
FORT WORTH, TX 76109

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

337 Students

28 Teachers

61.5
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

54% Passed (AP®)

#64
3426 BLAKE SW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87105

13:1
Near National Avg

229 Students

18 Teachers

48.4
Above National Avg

50% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)

#11
2600 OTTINGER RD
WESTLAKE, TX 76262

13:1
Near National Avg

520 Students

41 Teachers

90.6
Above National Avg

91% Tested (IB)

91% Passed (IB)

#110
901 YORKCHESTER
HOUSTON, TX 77079

13:1
Near National Avg

977 Students

76 Teachers

29.8
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#71
50 ESSEX ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139

13:1
Near National Avg

1,115 Students

85 Teachers

45.8
Above National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

44% Passed (AP®)

#61
2518 HANNAH AVE NW
BEMIDJI, MN 56601

13:1
Near National Avg

171 Students

13 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

46% Passed (AP®)

#141
927 JOHNSTON ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19148

14:1
Near National Avg

609 Students

45 Teachers

18.0
Near National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

6% Passed (AP®)

#86
1450 NE LOOP 410
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78209

14:1
Near National Avg

421 Students

31 Teachers

40.7
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

#32
201 FOREST ST
MARLBOROUGH, MA 01752

14:1
Near National Avg

963 Students

70 Teachers

69.4
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

68% Passed (AP®)

#30
WELLS BRANCH PARKWAY WEST
PFLUGERVILLE, TX 78660

14:1
Near National Avg

561 Students

41 Teachers

71.6
Above National Avg

95% Tested (AP®)

64% Passed (AP®)

#45
5651 WEST CREEK DR
FORT WORTH, TX 76133

14:1
Near National Avg

601 Students

44 Teachers

57.5
Above National Avg

80% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#99
1712 SOUTH 32ND ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53215

14:1
Near National Avg

195 Students

14 Teachers

35.8
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#63
1750 VICEROY RD
DALLAS, TX 75235

14:1
Near National Avg

247 Students

18 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

83% Tested (AP®)

39% 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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