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
#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®)

#106
200 NEVADA ST
REDLANDS, CA 92373

20:1
Larger than National Avg

194 Students

10 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#153
1209 ADAM SMITH AVE
CALDWELL, ID 83605

20:1
Larger than National Avg

409 Students

20 Teachers

25.7
Near National Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#11
3637 MAGEE AVE
OAKLAND, CA 94619

21:1
Larger than National Avg

192 Students

9 Teachers

89.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

86% Passed (AP®)

#95
820 BROADWAY ST
VENICE, CA 90291

21:1
Larger than National Avg

549 Students

26 Teachers

44.8
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

39% Passed (AP®)

#99
220 NORTH MILBY ST
HOUSTON, TX 77003

21:1
Larger than National Avg

459 Students

22 Teachers

42.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#167
3701 STEPHEN DR
NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA 95660

21:1
Larger than National Avg

293 Students

14 Teachers

21.4
Near National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#161
250 WEST FIFTH ST
SAN PEDRO, CA 90731

21:1
Larger than National Avg

933 Students

44 Teachers

22.3
Near National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#158
2315 34TH ST
SACRAMENTO, CA 95817

21:1
Larger than National Avg

837 Students

39 Teachers

25.0
Near National Avg

44% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#175
898 WEST 1100 SOUTH
SPANISH FORK, UT 84660

22:1
Larger than National Avg

1,522 Students

69 Teachers

19.2
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

16% 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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