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
#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®)

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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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