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®)

#47
5435 SOUTH BRAESWOOD
HOUSTON, TX 77096

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

389 Students

33 Teachers

57.1
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#34
1832 SOUTH WAHSATCH
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80906

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

135 Students

12 Teachers

67.6
Above National Avg

76% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#41
3901 SOUTH HULEN ST
FORT WORTH, TX 76109

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

337 Students

28 Teachers

61.5
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

54% Passed (AP®)

#64
3426 BLAKE SW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87105

13:1
Near National Avg

229 Students

18 Teachers

48.4
Above National Avg

50% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)

#11
2600 OTTINGER RD
WESTLAKE, TX 76262

13:1
Near National Avg

520 Students

41 Teachers

90.6
Above National Avg

91% Tested (IB)

91% Passed (IB)

#110
901 YORKCHESTER
HOUSTON, TX 77079

13:1
Near National Avg

977 Students

76 Teachers

29.8
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#71
50 ESSEX ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139

13:1
Near National Avg

1,115 Students

85 Teachers

45.8
Above National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

44% Passed (AP®)

#61
2518 HANNAH AVE NW
BEMIDJI, MN 56601

13:1
Near National Avg

171 Students

13 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

46% Passed (AP®)

#141
927 JOHNSTON ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19148

14:1
Near National Avg

609 Students

45 Teachers

18.0
Near National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

6% Passed (AP®)

#86
1450 NE LOOP 410
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78209

14:1
Near National Avg

421 Students

31 Teachers

40.7
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

#32
201 FOREST ST
MARLBOROUGH, MA 01752

14:1
Near National Avg

963 Students

70 Teachers

69.4
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

68% Passed (AP®)

#30
WELLS BRANCH PARKWAY WEST
PFLUGERVILLE, TX 78660

14:1
Near National Avg

561 Students

41 Teachers

71.6
Above National Avg

95% Tested (AP®)

64% Passed (AP®)

#45
5651 WEST CREEK DR
FORT WORTH, TX 76133

14:1
Near National Avg

601 Students

44 Teachers

57.5
Above National Avg

80% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#99
1712 SOUTH 32ND ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53215

14:1
Near National Avg

195 Students

14 Teachers

35.8
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#63
1750 VICEROY RD
DALLAS, TX 75235

14:1
Near National Avg

247 Students

18 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

83% Tested (AP®)

39% Passed (AP®)

#90
4463 LEONARD ST NW
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49534

14:1
Near National Avg

524 Students

37 Teachers

38.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#81
110 EAST 16TH ST
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202

14:1
Near National Avg

466 Students

33 Teachers

43.2
Above National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#6
610 MAIN ST
EVANSVILLE, IN 47708

14:1
Near National Avg

325 Students

23 Teachers

96.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

95% Passed (AP®)

#80
3559 81ST ST
JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY 11372

14:1
Near National Avg

548 Students

39 Teachers

43.2
Above National Avg

48% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#13
13703 ALDINE WESTFIELD RD
HOUSTON, TX 77039

14:1
Near National Avg

823 Students

58 Teachers

87.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#134
301 WEST HUNTING PARK AVE
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19140

14:1
Near National Avg

727 Students

51 Teachers

20.6
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#37
1560 VALLEY CENTER PARKWAY
BETHLEHEM, PA 18017

15:1
Near National Avg

973 Students

66 Teachers

65.8
Above National Avg

83% Tested (IB)

60% Passed (IB)

#31
353 CRENSHAW
HOUSTON, TX 77034

15:1
Near National Avg

821 Students

54 Teachers

70.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

61% Passed (AP®)

#18
2800 SOUTH DAKOTA AVE
BROWNSVILLE, TX 78521

15:1
Near National Avg

636 Students

42 Teachers

84.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#20
4411 ANDERSON RD
HOUSTON, TX 77053

15:1
Near National Avg

689 Students

45 Teachers

83.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#28
1800 SOUTH LEMAY AVE
FORT COLLINS, CO 80525

15:1
Near National Avg

764 Students

50 Teachers

75.0
Above National Avg

86% Tested (AP®)

71% Passed (AP®)

#89
3000 SCHOOL HOUSE RD
TALLAHASSEE, FL 32311

15:1
Near National Avg

1,707 Students

111 Teachers

39.3
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#2
970 MCELVANEY LN
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30044

15:1
Near National Avg

596 Students

39 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#55
3688 CHAMBLEE DUNWOODY RD
CHAMBLEE, GA 30341

15:1
Near National Avg

1,518 Students

98 Teachers

53.3
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)

#29
3155 NORTH COLLEGE AVE
FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72703

16:1
Near National Avg

280 Students

18 Teachers

72.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

63% Passed (AP®)

#135
280 S.MEMORIAL DR
TULSA, OK 74112

16:1
Near National Avg

395 Students

25 Teachers

20.0
Near National Avg

50% Tested (AP®)

10% Passed (AP®)

#39
770 SALEM ST
MALDEN, MA 02148

16:1
Near National Avg

1,390 Students

88 Teachers

62.5
Above National Avg

71% Tested (IB)

60% Passed (IB)

#36
401 SOUTH 1ST ST
DONNA, TX 78537

16:1
Near National Avg

785 Students

50 Teachers

66.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

55% Passed (AP®)

#24
14001 NORTH 29TH ST
MCALLEN, TX 78504

16:1
Near National Avg

678 Students

43 Teachers

79.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

73% Passed (AP®)

#19
10711 KIPP WAY
HOUSTON, TX 77099

16:1
Near National Avg

525 Students

33 Teachers

83.4
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#68
5525 ASTROZON BLVD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80916

16:1
Near National Avg

388 Students

24 Teachers

46.1
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#48
3138 COMMODORE PLAZA
MIAMI, FL 33133

16:1
Near National Avg

440 Students

27 Teachers

56.5
Above National Avg

91% Tested (AP®)

45% Passed (AP®)

#114
50 FILLMORE ST
PROVIDENCE, RI 02908

16:1
Near National Avg

642 Students

39 Teachers

26.8
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#100
1901 VILLA MARIA
BRYAN, TX 77802

17:1
Near National Avg

315 Students

19 Teachers

35.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#104
1800 EAST BYBERRY RD
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19116

17:1
Near National Avg

1,244 Students

75 Teachers

33.7
Above National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#143
24425 HASS ST
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI 48127

17:1
Near National Avg

1,306 Students

77 Teachers

16.7
Near National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#5
2480 SW EIGHTH ST
MIAMI, FL 33135

17:1
Near National Avg

357 Students

21 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#112
8430 WOODBURY CROSSING
WOODBURY, MN 55125

17:1
Larger than National Avg

354 Students

21 Teachers

29.2
Above National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#49
9405 BETEL DR
EL PASO, TX 79907

17:1
Larger than National Avg

737 Students

43 Teachers

55.6
Above National Avg

72% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#59
2000 VALENCIA ST
DENVER, CO 80235

17:1
Larger than National Avg

874 Students

51 Teachers

50.5
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)

#16
1315 DUMBLE
HOUSTON, TX 77023

17:1
Larger than National Avg

359 Students

21 Teachers

84.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#77
11301 NW FIFTH AVE
MIAMI SHORES, FL 33168

17:1
Larger than National Avg

539 Students

31 Teachers

43.4
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#52
1001 COMMONWEALTH AVE
BOSTON, MA 02215

18:1
Larger than National Avg

447 Students

25 Teachers

54.8
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

40% Passed (AP®)

#109
1810 STUART
HOUSTON, TX 77004

18:1
Larger than National Avg

385 Students

21 Teachers

30.4
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#137
1001 WEST 84TH ST
FEDERAL HEIGHTS, CO 80206

19:1
Larger than National Avg

413 Students

22 Teachers

19.1
Near National Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#133
1381 MARSHALL AVE
ST PAUL, MN 55104

19:1
Larger than National Avg

662 Students

36 Teachers

20.6
Near National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#17
800 MERLIN DR
LAFAYETTE, CO 80026

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,444 Students

75 Teachers

84.3
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#87
17189 SHERIDAN ST
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33331

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,714 Students

89 Teachers

39.6
Above National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#111
20807 JOHNSON ST
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33029

20:1
Larger than National Avg

78 Students

4 Teachers

29.4
Above National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#132
4900 PLEASANT HILL RD
KISSIMMEE, FL 34759

20:1
Larger than National Avg

352 Students

18 Teachers

20.9
Near National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#91
2065 PRAIRIE RDBLDG J
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33406

20:1
Larger than National Avg

885 Students

43 Teachers

38.9
Above National Avg

64% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#124
1209 ADAM SMITH AVE
CALDWELL, ID 83605

21:1
Larger than National Avg

401 Students

19 Teachers

22.3
Near National Avg

36% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#142
9301 SOUTH WIGHTS FORT RD
WEST JORDAN, UT 84088

21:1
Larger than National Avg

245 Students

12 Teachers

17.4
Near National Avg

21% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#72
13735 BEAMER RD BOX 613
HOUSTON, TX 77089

21:1
Larger than National Avg

361 Students

17 Teachers

45.1
Above National Avg

77% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#129
220 NORTH MILBY ST
HOUSTON, TX 77003

22:1
Larger than National Avg

461 Students

21 Teachers

21.3
Near National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#56
5601 WEST LOOP SOUTH
HOUSTON, TX 77081

23:1
Larger than National Avg

444 Students

19 Teachers

53.3
Above National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

49% Passed (AP®)

#92
5715 SOUTH 1300 EAST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84121

24:1
Larger than National Avg

479 Students

20 Teachers

38.6
Above National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#27
5201 UNIVERSITY BLVD
LAREDO, TX 78041

24:1
Larger than National Avg

390 Students

16 Teachers

75.9
Above National Avg

95% Tested (AP®)

69% Passed (AP®)

#130
160 JOAN ST
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01129

25:1
Larger than National Avg

1,574 Students

64 Teachers

21.3
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#75
35800 EAST HIST COLUMBIA RIVER
CORBETT, OR 97019

26:1
Larger than National Avg

336 Students

13 Teachers

43.8
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#58
7901 NW 103RD ST
HIALEAH GARDENS, FL 33016

26:1
Larger than National Avg

1,461 Students

56 Teachers

51.1
Above National Avg

73% Tested (AP®)

44% Passed (AP®)

#85
1787 NORTH RESEARCH PARKWAY
NORTH LOGAN, UT 84341

27:1
Larger than National Avg

140 Students

5 Teachers

41.0
Above National Avg

44% Tested (AP®)

40% Passed (AP®)

#66
17300 NW 87 AVE
HIALEAH, FL 33015

30:1
Larger than National Avg

595 Students

20 Teachers

46.9
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#101
998 SW FIRST ST
MIAMI, FL 33130

35:1
Larger than National Avg

248 Students

7 Teachers

35.3
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

28% Passed (AP®)

#54
23255 SW 115TH AVE
HOMESTEAD, FL 33032

72:1
Larger than National Avg

289 Students

4 Teachers

53.7
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#26
644 WEST 17TH ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90015

N/A
N/A

435 Students

N/A Teachers

76.9
Above National Avg

89% Tested (AP®)

73% Passed (AP®)

#9
3626 35TH AVE
OAKLAND, CA 94619

N/A
N/A

145 Students

N/A Teachers

92.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

89% Passed (AP®)

#122
7444 EAST BROADWAY
TUCSON, AZ 85710

N/A
N/A

128 Students

N/A Teachers

24.2
Above National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#121
3425 WEST MANCHESTER BLVD
INGLEWOOD, CA 90305

N/A
N/A

601 Students

N/A Teachers

24.4
Above National Avg

34% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#118
3500 SOUTH HILL ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007

N/A
N/A

591 Students

N/A Teachers

25.8
Above National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#97
11100 WESTERN AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90047

N/A
N/A

577 Students

N/A Teachers

36.7
Above National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#126
820 BROADWAY ST
VENICE, CA 90291

N/A
N/A

562 Students

N/A Teachers

21.9
Near National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#67
400 105TH AVE
OAKLAND, CA 94603

N/A
N/A

570 Students

N/A Teachers

46.6
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#3
11440 NORTH 136TH ST
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85259

N/A
N/A

647 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#1
3825 EAST 2ND ST
TUCSON, AZ 85716

N/A
N/A

670 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#131
5431 WEST 98TH ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90045

N/A
N/A

246 Students

N/A Teachers

21.1
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#144
755 NORTH A ST
PERRIS, CA 92570

N/A
N/A

733 Students

N/A Teachers

15.4
Near National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

6% Passed (AP®)

#73
3500 WEST TEMPLE AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90004

N/A
N/A

442 Students

N/A Teachers

44.9
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

28% Passed (AP®)

#139
221 NORTH WESTMORELAND AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90004

N/A
N/A

384 Students

N/A Teachers

19.1
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#120
6952 VAN NUYS BLVD
SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91405

N/A
N/A

731 Students

N/A Teachers

24.8
Above National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#128
155 WEST KELSO AVE
INGLEWOOD, CA 90301

N/A
N/A

516 Students

N/A Teachers

21.6
Near National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#115
144 WEST WOODWARD AVE
ESCONDIDO, CA 92025

N/A
N/A

360 Students

N/A Teachers

26.7
Above National Avg

31% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#38
11500 ELDRIDGE AVE
LAKEVIEW TERRACE, CA 91342

N/A
N/A

444 Students

N/A Teachers

63.4
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

54% Passed (AP®)

#82
11100 NW 27TH ST
DORAL, FL 33172

N/A
N/A

986 Students

N/A Teachers

42.9
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#42
1460 THE ALAMEDA
SAN JOSE, CA 95126

N/A
N/A

412 Students

N/A Teachers

59.7
Above National Avg

87% Tested (AP®)

51% Passed (AP®)

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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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