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®)

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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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