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
#134
3025 WEST OKLAHOMA AVE
MILWAUKEE, WI 53215

17:1
Near National Avg

234 Students

14 Teachers

32.1
Above National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#23
353 CRENSHAW
HOUSTON, TX 77034

17:1
Near National Avg

865 Students

52 Teachers

76.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

69% 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®)

#17
933 BRADBURY SE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87106

18:1
Near National Avg

302 Students

17 Teachers

84.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#31
644 WEST 17TH ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90015

18:1
Near National Avg

444 Students

25 Teachers

68.9
Above National Avg

86% Tested (AP®)

63% Passed (AP®)

#38
5151 STATE UNIVERSITY DR LOT
LOS ANGELES, CA 90032

18:1
Near National Avg

568 Students

32 Teachers

64.4
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

58% Passed (AP®)

#146
1901 VILLA MARIA
BRYAN, TX 77802

18:1
Near National Avg

318 Students

18 Teachers

27.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

4% Passed (AP®)

#77
11500 ELDRIDGE AVE
LAKEVIEW TERRACE, CA 91342

18:1
Near National Avg

448 Students

25 Teachers

49.3
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#147
12550 VAN NUYS BLVD
PACOIMA, CA 91331

18:1
Larger than National Avg

350 Students

19 Teachers

27.4
Above National Avg

42% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#27
1315 DUMBLE
HOUSTON, TX 77023

18:1
Larger than National Avg

407 Students

22 Teachers

74.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

66% Passed (AP®)

#111
2065 PRAIRIE RDBLDG J
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33406

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,089 Students

59 Teachers

39.8
Above National Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#120
1430 SCOTT ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115

18:1
Larger than National Avg

462 Students

25 Teachers

36.7
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#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®)

#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®)

#116
1001 COMMONWEALTH AVE
BOSTON, MA 02215

18:1
Near National Avg

473 Students

27 Teachers

38.8
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#109
4900 PLEASANT HILL RD
KISSIMMEE, FL 34759

18:1
Larger than National Avg

363 Students

20 Teachers

40.6
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#6
255 SWIFT ST
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060

18:1
Larger than National Avg

510 Students

28 Teachers

97.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

96% 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®)

#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®)

#43
1590 BILL MURDOCK RD
MARIETTA, GA 30062

18:1
Larger than National Avg

2,636 Students

145 Teachers

63.4
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

61% 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®)

#128
17189 SHERIDAN ST
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33331

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,736 Students

90 Teachers

34.9
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#84
11301 NW FIFTH AVE
MIAMI SHORES, FL 33168

19:1
Larger than National Avg

553 Students

29 Teachers

47.4
Above National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#34
625 52ND ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49548

19:1
Larger than National Avg

472 Students

25 Teachers

66.5
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

55% 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®)

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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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