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
#137
4157 WALKING RAIN RD
SANTA FE, NM 87507

14:1
Near National Avg

354 Students

25 Teachers

30.7
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#4
610 MAIN ST
EVANSVILLE, IN 47708

14:1
Near National Avg

336 Students

23 Teachers

97.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#82
1832 SOUTH WAHSATCH
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80906

14:1
Near National Avg

211 Students

15 Teachers

47.8
Above National Avg

50% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#49
1750 VICEROY RD
DALLAS, TX 75235

14:1
Near National Avg

304 Students

21 Teachers

60.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#160
260 EAST WALTON ST
BACONTON, GA 31716

15:1
Near National Avg

725 Students

48 Teachers

23.8
Near National Avg

81% Tested (AP®)

5% Passed (AP®)

#71
491 COLUMBIA AVE
HOLLAND, MI 49423

15:1
Near National Avg

849 Students

58 Teachers

52.5
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#57
3688 CHAMBLEE DUNWOODY RD
CHAMBLEE, GA 30341

15:1
Near National Avg

1,372 Students

92 Teachers

58.1
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#163
CCPS 1776 MONTANO NW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87107

15:1
Near National Avg

450 Students

30 Teachers

22.2
Near National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#78
11100 NW 27TH ST
DORAL, FL 33172

15:1
Near National Avg

1,176 Students

81 Teachers

49.0
Above National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#98
2000 VALENCIA ST
DENVER, CO 80235

15:1
Near National Avg

927 Students

63 Teachers

43.4
Above National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

40% 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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