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
#18
800 MERLIN DR
LAFAYETTE, CO 80026

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,446 Students

78 Teachers

84.0
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#25
890 BROADWAY
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063

19:1
Larger than National Avg

425 Students

22 Teachers

75.5
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

67% Passed (AP®)

#26
4411 ANDERSON RD
HOUSTON, TX 77053

19:1
Larger than National Avg

749 Students

39 Teachers

75.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

67% Passed (AP®)

#118
1729 WEST MARTIN LUTHER KING J
LOS ANGELES, CA 90062

20:1
Larger than National Avg

624 Students

31 Teachers

37.5
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#56
2023 SOUTH UNION AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007

20:1
Larger than National Avg

534 Students

27 Teachers

58.3
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

46% Passed (AP®)

#88
2071 SATURN AVE
HUNTINGTON PARK, CA 90255

20:1
Larger than National Avg

574 Students

29 Teachers

45.6
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#12
4904 NORTH DUNCAN DR
COEUR D'ALENE, ID 83815

20:1
Larger than National Avg

634 Students

31 Teachers

88.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

85% Passed (AP®)

#45
1460 THE ALAMEDA
SAN JOSE, CA 95126

20:1
Larger than National Avg

397 Students

20 Teachers

62.3
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

57% Passed (AP®)

#19
2005 VIA BARRETT
SAN LORENZO, CA 94580

20:1
Larger than National Avg

451 Students

22 Teachers

83.6
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#37
28000 CALAROGA AVE
HAYWARD, CA 94545

20:1
Larger than National Avg

446 Students

22 Teachers

65.0
Above National Avg

83% Tested (AP®)

59% Passed (AP®)

#64
18238 SHERMAN WAY
RESEDA, CA 91335

20:1
Larger than National Avg

521 Students

26 Teachers

55.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#106
200 NEVADA ST
REDLANDS, CA 92373

20:1
Larger than National Avg

194 Students

10 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#153
1209 ADAM SMITH AVE
CALDWELL, ID 83605

20:1
Larger than National Avg

409 Students

20 Teachers

25.7
Near National Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#11
3637 MAGEE AVE
OAKLAND, CA 94619

21:1
Larger than National Avg

192 Students

9 Teachers

89.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

86% Passed (AP®)

#95
820 BROADWAY ST
VENICE, CA 90291

21:1
Larger than National Avg

549 Students

26 Teachers

44.8
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

39% Passed (AP®)

#99
220 NORTH MILBY ST
HOUSTON, TX 77003

21:1
Larger than National Avg

459 Students

22 Teachers

42.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#167
3701 STEPHEN DR
NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA 95660

21:1
Larger than National Avg

293 Students

14 Teachers

21.4
Near National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#161
250 WEST FIFTH ST
SAN PEDRO, CA 90731

21:1
Larger than National Avg

933 Students

44 Teachers

22.3
Near National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#158
2315 34TH ST
SACRAMENTO, CA 95817

21:1
Larger than National Avg

837 Students

39 Teachers

25.0
Near National Avg

44% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#175
898 WEST 1100 SOUTH
SPANISH FORK, UT 84660

22:1
Larger than National Avg

1,522 Students

69 Teachers

19.2
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#151
3500 SOUTH HILL ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007

22:1
Larger than National Avg

586 Students

26 Teachers

26.2
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#166
8255 BEACH ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90001

22:1
Larger than National Avg

581 Students

26 Teachers

21.7
Near National Avg

35% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#100
1810 STUART
HOUSTON, TX 77004

22:1
Larger than National Avg

414 Students

18 Teachers

42.7
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#115
2560 DARWIN ST
HAYWARD, CA 94545

22:1
Larger than National Avg

439 Students

20 Teachers

39.1
Above National Avg

87% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#33
1787 NORTH RESEARCH PARKWAY
NORTH LOGAN, UT 84341

22:1
Larger than National Avg

163 Students

8 Teachers

67.5
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

67% 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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