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
1286 HYDE PARK AVE
HYDE PARK, MA 02136

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

359 Students

35 Teachers

48.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#90
2590 WEST 76 ST
HIALEAH, FL 33016

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

395 Students

41 Teachers

45.5
Above National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

40% Passed (AP®)

#94
320 MISSOURI ST
HELENA, AR 72342

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

206 Students

21 Teachers

45.0
Above National Avg

72% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#131
1826 BASSE RD
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78213

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

159 Students

17 Teachers

34.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#87
45 CONGRESS ST
SALEM, MA 01970

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

308 Students

30 Teachers

45.7
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#50
130 EDGEWOOD AVE
NEW HAVEN, CT 06511

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

857 Students

78 Teachers

60.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#24
12425 SW 72ND ST
MIAMI, FL 33183

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

169 Students

15 Teachers

75.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

68% Passed (AP®)

#86
11 MAYHEW ST
DORCHESTER, MA 02125

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

571 Students

53 Teachers

46.4
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

39% Passed (AP®)

#142
245 BENT ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02141

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

330 Students

31 Teachers

28.8
Above National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#141
785 SOUTHWESTERN DR
EL PASO, TX 79912

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

467 Students

41 Teachers

28.9
Above National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#126
360 HUNTINGTON AVE
BOSTON, MA 02115

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

225 Students

20 Teachers

35.1
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#114
4100 OLD MILTON PARKWAY
ALPHARETTA, GA 30005

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

284 Students

26 Teachers

39.1
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

37% Passed (AP®)

#60
10 WASHINGTON PLACE
NEWARK, NJ 07102

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,687 Students

156 Teachers

57.1
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#30
201 FOREST ST
MARLBOROUGH, MA 01752

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

963 Students

80 Teachers

69.0
Above National Avg

73% Tested (AP®)

68% Passed (AP®)

#117
1712 SOUTH 32ND ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53215

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

233 Students

20 Teachers

38.0
Above National Avg

80% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#108
3901 SOUTH HULEN ST
FORT WORTH, TX 76109

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

341 Students

29 Teachers

40.7
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#96
190 ASHLEY BLVD
NEW BEDFORD, MA 02746

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

467 Students

39 Teachers

44.7
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

37% Passed (AP®)

#62
1421 WELLS BRANCH PARKWAY WEST
PFLUGERVILLE, TX 78660

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

611 Students

49 Teachers

56.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#65
5435 SOUTH BRAESWOOD
HOUSTON, TX 77096

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

556 Students

46 Teachers

53.8
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

45% Passed (AP®)

#156
5625 LOYOLA AVE
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70115

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

370 Students

31 Teachers

25.5
Near National Avg

83% Tested (AP®)

6% Passed (AP®)

#72
12301 NORTH LAMAR
AUSTIN, TX 78753

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

488 Students

41 Teachers

51.9
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

46% Passed (AP®)

#102
5159 SUMMER ST
EVERETT, MA 02149

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

321 Students

27 Teachers

41.9
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#105
50 ESSEX ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,143 Students

98 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#73
1450 NE LOOP 410
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78209

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

444 Students

36 Teachers

50.6
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#48
3426 BLAKE SW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87105

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

242 Students

20 Teachers

60.7
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

57% Passed (AP®)

#119
10 NEW BOND ST
WORCESTER, MA 01606

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,426 Students

112 Teachers

37.0
Above National Avg

56% Tested (IB)

31% Passed (IB)

#91
74 A VAN NU PO RD
SANTA FE, NM 87508

13:1
Near National Avg

354 Students

27 Teachers

45.1
Above National Avg

78% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#174
58 CIRCUIT ST
ROXBURY, MA 02119

13:1
Near National Avg

291 Students

22 Teachers

19.7
Near National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

0% Passed (AP®)

#140
600 ST ANN SOUTH AVE
BRONX, NY 10455

13:1
Near National Avg

379 Students

29 Teachers

29.1
Above National Avg

34% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#52
5651 WEST CREEK DR
FORT WORTH, TX 76133

13:1
Near National Avg

589 Students

45 Teachers

60.2
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

52% Passed (AP®)

#16
8509 FM 969 BLDG 513
AUSTIN, TX 78724

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

370 Students

29 Teachers

84.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#144
5552 READ BLVD
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70127

13:1
Near National Avg

334 Students

25 Teachers

28.2
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

6% Passed (AP®)

#145
2427 MARTIN LUTHER K JR AV SE
WASHINGTON, DC 20020

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

389 Students

31 Teachers

28.0
Above National Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#40
1401 SOUTH MACARTHUR BLVD
IRVING, TX 75060

13:1
Near National Avg

463 Students

35 Teachers

63.9
Above National Avg

65% Tested (IB)

64% Passed (IB)

#42
4605 LIVE OAK
DALLAS, TX 75204

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

332 Students

26 Teachers

63.5
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

51% Passed (AP®)

#139
4463 LEONARD ST NW
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49534

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

559 Students

44 Teachers

29.3
Above National Avg

66% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#122
901 YORKCHESTER
HOUSTON, TX 77079

13:1
Near National Avg

977 Students

74 Teachers

36.5
Above National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#85
1 WESTINGHOUSE PLAZA
HYDE PARK, MA 02136

14:1
Near National Avg

500 Students

37 Teachers

46.6
Above National Avg

77% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#129
8505 LAKESIDE PARKWAY
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78245

14:1
Near National Avg

721 Students

52 Teachers

34.7
Above National Avg

72% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#51
110 EAST 16TH ST
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202

14:1
Near National Avg

545 Students

40 Teachers

60.3
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

52% Passed (AP®)

#137
4157 WALKING RAIN RD
SANTA FE, NM 87507

14:1
Near National Avg

354 Students

25 Teachers

30.7
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#4
610 MAIN ST
EVANSVILLE, IN 47708

14:1
Near National Avg

336 Students

23 Teachers

97.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

97% Passed (AP®)

#82
1832 SOUTH WAHSATCH
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80906

14:1
Near National Avg

211 Students

15 Teachers

47.8
Above National Avg

50% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#49
1750 VICEROY RD
DALLAS, TX 75235

14:1
Near National Avg

304 Students

21 Teachers

60.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#160
260 EAST WALTON ST
BACONTON, GA 31716

15:1
Near National Avg

725 Students

48 Teachers

23.8
Near National Avg

81% Tested (AP®)

5% Passed (AP®)

#71
491 COLUMBIA AVE
HOLLAND, MI 49423

15:1
Near National Avg

849 Students

58 Teachers

52.5
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#57
3688 CHAMBLEE DUNWOODY RD
CHAMBLEE, GA 30341

15:1
Near National Avg

1,372 Students

92 Teachers

58.1
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#163
CCPS 1776 MONTANO NW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87107

15:1
Near National Avg

450 Students

30 Teachers

22.2
Near National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#78
11100 NW 27TH ST
DORAL, FL 33172

15:1
Near National Avg

1,176 Students

81 Teachers

49.0
Above National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#98
2000 VALENCIA ST
DENVER, CO 80235

15:1
Near National Avg

927 Students

63 Teachers

43.4
Above National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

40% 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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