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
#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®)

#102
5159 SUMMER ST
EVERETT, MA 02149

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

321 Students

27 Teachers

41.9
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#105
50 ESSEX ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,143 Students

98 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

38% 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®)

#48
3426 BLAKE SW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87105

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

242 Students

20 Teachers

60.7
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

57% Passed (AP®)

#119
10 NEW BOND ST
WORCESTER, MA 01606

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,426 Students

112 Teachers

37.0
Above National Avg

56% Tested (IB)

31% Passed (IB)

#91
74 A VAN NU PO RD
SANTA FE, NM 87508

13:1
Near National Avg

354 Students

27 Teachers

45.1
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#174
58 CIRCUIT ST
ROXBURY, MA 02119

13:1
Near National Avg

291 Students

22 Teachers

19.7
Near National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

0% Passed (AP®)

#140
600 ST ANN SOUTH AVE
BRONX, NY 10455

13:1
Near National Avg

379 Students

29 Teachers

29.1
Above National Avg

34% Tested (AP®)

27% 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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