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
#79
16315 GREVILLEA AVE
LAWNDALE, CA 90260

N/A
N/A

487 Students

N/A Teachers

43.3
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#95
3401 NORTH FORT VALLEY RD
FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001

N/A
N/A

301 Students

N/A Teachers

37.5
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#145
3701 STEPHEN DR
NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA 95660

N/A
N/A

306 Students

N/A Teachers

14.9
Near National Avg

21% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#105
10101 SYSTEMS PARKWAY
SACRAMENTO, CA 95827

N/A
N/A

245 Students

N/A Teachers

32.8
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#44
2023 SOUTH UNION AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007

N/A
N/A

529 Students

N/A Teachers

57.7
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

54% Passed (AP®)

#88
10535 ZELZAH AVE
GRANADA HILLS, CA 91344

N/A
N/A

4,135 Students

N/A Teachers

39.5
Above National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

37% Passed (AP®)

#25
4467 WEST BROADWAY
HAWTHORNE, CA 90250

N/A
N/A

624 Students

N/A Teachers

78.0
Above National Avg

90% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#98
7323 UNIVERSITY AVE
LA MESA, CA 91941

N/A
N/A

2,364 Students

N/A Teachers

36.2
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#103
9719 SOUTH MAIN ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90003

N/A
N/A

583 Students

N/A Teachers

34.2
Above National Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

28% Passed (AP®)

#108
16233 SOUTH 48TH ST
PHOENIX, AZ 85048

N/A
N/A

1,499 Students

N/A Teachers

31.0
Above National Avg

34% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#83
2071 SATURN AVE
HUNTINGTON PARK, CA 90255

N/A
N/A

534 Students

N/A Teachers

42.4
Above National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

39% Passed (AP®)

#94
6505 INGLEWOOD AVE
STOCKTON, CA 95207

N/A
N/A

287 Students

N/A Teachers

37.9
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#125
6705 EAST JULIAN AVE
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46219

N/A
N/A

890 Students

N/A Teachers

22.3
Near National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#65
28000 CALAROGA AVE
HAYWARD, CA 94545

N/A
N/A

435 Students

N/A Teachers

47.3
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#76
251 SOUTH 12TH ST
RICHMOND, CA 94804

N/A
N/A

402 Students

N/A Teachers

43.8
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

37% Passed (AP®)

#10
11036 HAWTHORNE BLVD
LENNOX, CA 90304

N/A
N/A

542 Students

N/A Teachers

91.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

89% Passed (AP®)

#74
234 EAST AVE 33
LOS ANGELES, CA 90031

N/A
N/A

503 Students

N/A Teachers

44.8
Above National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#40
18238 SHERMAN WAY
RESEDA, CA 91335

N/A
N/A

499 Students

N/A Teachers

61.9
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#35
5151 STATE UNIVERSITY DR
LOS ANGELES, CA 90032

N/A
N/A

521 Students

N/A Teachers

67.5
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

59% Passed (AP®)

#140
1917 B ST
MARYSVILLE, CA 95901

N/A
N/A

358 Students

N/A Teachers

18.6
Near National Avg

23% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#119
7155 ASHBURN ST
HOUSTON, TX 77061

N/A
N/A

303 Students

N/A Teachers

25.0
Above National Avg

66% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#93
3700 DEL PASO RD
SACRAMENTO, CA 95834

N/A
N/A

403 Students

N/A Teachers

38.0
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#116
10215 NORTH 43RD AVE
PHOENIX, AZ 85051

N/A
N/A

802 Students

N/A Teachers

26.2
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#21
251 BAYSIDE RD
ARCATA, CA 95521

N/A
N/A

124 Students

N/A Teachers

82.1
Above National Avg

82% Tested (IB)

82% Passed (IB)

#22
3300 WEST SPARROW AVE
FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86004

N/A
N/A

387 Students

N/A Teachers

80.9
Above National Avg

88% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#107
3877 LUSK ST
OAKLAND, CA 94608

N/A
N/A

534 Students

N/A Teachers

31.6
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#53
1010 NORTH MAIN ST
SANTA ANA, CA 92701

N/A
N/A

1,573 Students

N/A Teachers

54.4
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#4
255 SWIFT ST
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060

N/A
N/A

480 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#57
15777 BOWDOIN ST
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA 90272

N/A
N/A

2,887 Students

N/A Teachers

52.2
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#117
250 WEST FIFTH ST
SAN PEDRO, CA 90731

N/A
N/A

850 Students

N/A Teachers

26.0
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#84
1059 NORTH STATE ST
UKIAH, CA 95482

N/A
N/A

158 Students

N/A Teachers

42.2
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#96
9707 1/2 MARILLA DR
LAKESIDE, CA 92040

N/A
N/A

252 Students

N/A Teachers

37.5
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#51
100 SEBASTOPOL RD
SANTA ROSA, CA 95407

N/A
N/A

689 Students

N/A Teachers

54.8
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#138
2315 34TH ST
SACRAMENTO, CA 95817

N/A
N/A

901 Students

N/A Teachers

19.1
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#123
1720 M ST
ARCATA, CA 95521

N/A
N/A

95 Students

N/A Teachers

24.0
Above National Avg

36% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#15
2325 WEST SUNSET RD
TUCSON, AZ 85741

N/A
N/A

800 Students

N/A Teachers

85.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#136
1122 SOUTH 67TH AVE
PHOENIX, AZ 85043

N/A
N/A

432 Students

N/A Teachers

19.4
Near National Avg

31% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#23
890 BROADWAY
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063

N/A
N/A

422 Students

N/A Teachers

80.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#102
200 NEVADA ST
REDLANDS, CA 92373

N/A
N/A

194 Students

N/A Teachers

35.3
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#7
9500 GILMAN DR MC 0536
LA JOLLA, CA 92093

N/A
N/A

816 Students

N/A Teachers

93.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

92% Passed (AP®)

#12
2611 EAST MATOIAN
FRESNO, CA 93740

N/A
N/A

479 Students

N/A Teachers

90.2
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#70
2200 EUREKA WAY
REDDING, CA 96001

N/A
N/A

817 Students

N/A Teachers

45.8
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

40% Passed (AP®)

#69
4000 SOUTH MAIN ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90037

N/A
N/A

454 Students

N/A Teachers

45.8
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

44% Passed (AP®)

#78
5356 SOUTH FIFTH AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90043

N/A
N/A

471 Students

N/A Teachers

43.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#50
1114 SOUTH LORENA ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90023

N/A
N/A

581 Students

N/A Teachers

55.4
Above National Avg

81% Tested (AP®)

47% 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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