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
#22
3333 NORTH SHARTEL
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73118

15:1
Near National Avg

467 Students

30 Teachers

78.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

71% Passed (AP®)

#165
PO 18895
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73154

15:1
Near National Avg

317 Students

21 Teachers

21.8
Near National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#32
9405 BETEL DR
EL PASO, TX 79907

15:1
Near National Avg

768 Students

50 Teachers

68.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

58% Passed (AP®)

#63
11995 FORESTGATE DR
DALLAS, TX 75243

15:1
Near National Avg

1,093 Students

71 Teachers

56.4
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

49% Passed (AP®)

#124
1381 MARSHALL AVE
ST PAUL, MN 55104

15:1
Near National Avg

690 Students

45 Teachers

36.3
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#104
1560 VALLEY CENTER PARKWAY
BETHLEHEM, PA 18017

15:1
Near National Avg

1,023 Students

68 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

55% Tested (IB)

37% Passed (IB)

#20
8329 LAWNDALE ST
HOUSTON, TX 77012

15:1
Near National Avg

786 Students

51 Teachers

80.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#7
13703 ALDINE WESTFIELD RD
HOUSTON, TX 77039

15:1
Near National Avg

854 Students

55 Teachers

96.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

95% Passed (AP®)

#173
830 CENTURY PLACE
GAINESVILLE, GA 30501

16:1
Near National Avg

1,537 Students

94 Teachers

19.8
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#8
401 SOUTH 1ST ST
DONNA, TX 78537

16:1
Near National Avg

805 Students

50 Teachers

95.9
Above National Avg

99% Tested (IB)

95% Passed (IB)

#21
2800 SOUTH DAKOTA AVE
BROWNSVILLE, TX 78521

16:1
Near National Avg

715 Students

45 Teachers

79.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

73% Passed (AP®)

#28
14001 NORTH 29TH ST
MCALLEN, TX 78504

16:1
Near National Avg

736 Students

46 Teachers

73.5
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#5
2480 SW EIGHTH ST
MIAMI, FL 33135

16:1
Near National Avg

347 Students

22 Teachers

97.2
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

96% Passed (AP®)

#148
1171 WHITLOCK AVE SW
MARIETTA, GA 30064

16:1
Near National Avg

2,024 Students

130 Teachers

27.3
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#127
1800 EAST BYBERRY RD
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19116

16:1
Near National Avg

1,247 Students

76 Teachers

35.1
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#35
770 SALEM ST
MALDEN, MA 02148

16:1
Near National Avg

1,469 Students

93 Teachers

65.9
Above National Avg

80% Tested (IB)

61% Passed (IB)

#112
7447 ROSWELL RD NE
ATLANTA, GA 30328

16:1
Near National Avg

1,552 Students

94 Teachers

39.7
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#67
345 12TH ST
OAKLAND, CA 94607

16:1
Near National Avg

158 Students

10 Teachers

53.1
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#162
4521 WEBSTER ST
OAKLAND, CA 94609

17:1
Near National Avg

230 Students

13 Teachers

22.2
Near National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#66
919 NW 23RD ST
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73106

17:1
Near National Avg

473 Students

29 Teachers

53.8
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

49% Passed (AP®)

#2
970 MCELVANEY LN
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30044

17:1
Near National Avg

696 Students

40 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#29
3155 NORTH COLLEGE AVE
FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72703

17:1
Near National Avg

316 Students

19 Teachers

70.1
Above National Avg

86% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#81
5525 ASTROZON BLVD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80916

17:1
Near National Avg

422 Students

24 Teachers

48.2
Above National Avg

66% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#9
1790 EDUCATIONAL PARK DR
SAN JOSE, CA 95133

17:1
Near National Avg

355 Students

21 Teachers

90.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

88% Passed (AP®)

#172
1917 B ST
MARYSVILLE, CA 95901

17:1
Near National Avg

335 Students

20 Teachers

19.9
Near National Avg

26% Tested (AP®)

18% 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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