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®)

#113
444 HEGENBERGER RD
OAKLAND, CA 94621

22:1
Larger than National Avg

214 Students

10 Teachers

39.7
Above National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#10
9500 GILMAN DR MC 0536
LA JOLLA, CA 92093

22:1
Larger than National Avg

817 Students

36 Teachers

90.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#132
5715 SOUTH 1300 EAST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84121

23:1
Larger than National Avg

486 Students

21 Teachers

34.3
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#103
5356 SOUTH FIFTH AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90043

23:1
Larger than National Avg

515 Students

22 Teachers

41.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#59
1155 WEST ARBOR VITAE ST
INGLEWOOD, CA 90301

23:1
Larger than National Avg

621 Students

27 Teachers

57.4
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

51% Passed (AP®)

#97
3500 WEST TEMPLE AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90004

23:1
Larger than National Avg

466 Students

21 Teachers

44.2
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

26% Passed (AP®)

#107
16315 GREVILLEA AVE
LAWNDALE, CA 90260

23:1
Larger than National Avg

484 Students

21 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

#15
11036 HAWTHORNE BLVD
LENNOX, CA 90304

23:1
Larger than National Avg

565 Students

25 Teachers

85.9
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

82% Passed (AP®)

#89
6038 BRANN ST
OAKLAND, CA 94605

23:1
Larger than National Avg

252 Students

11 Teachers

45.5
Above National Avg

64% Tested (AP®)

39% Passed (AP®)

#110
20807 JOHNSON ST
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33029

23:1
Larger than National Avg

91 Students

4 Teachers

40.6
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#39
2200 EUREKA WAY
REDDING, CA 96001

23:1
Larger than National Avg

865 Students

38 Teachers

64.0
Above National Avg

88% Tested (AP®)

56% Passed (AP®)

#150
10101 SOUTH BROADWAY
LOS ANGELES, CA 90003

24:1
Larger than National Avg

595 Students

25 Teachers

26.3
Near National Avg

36% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#168
3425 WEST MANCHESTER BLVD
INGLEWOOD, CA 90305

24:1
Larger than National Avg

622 Students

26 Teachers

21.4
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#75
5601 WEST LOOP SOUTH
HOUSTON, TX 77081

24:1
Larger than National Avg

455 Students

19 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#135
155 WEST KELSO AVE
INGLEWOOD, CA 90301

24:1
Larger than National Avg

435 Students

18 Teachers

31.4
Above National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#76
10535 ZELZAH AVE
GRANADA HILLS, CA 91344

24:1
Larger than National Avg

4,201 Students

173 Teachers

49.9
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#14
4467 WEST BROADWAY
HAWTHORNE, CA 90250

24:1
Larger than National Avg

595 Students

25 Teachers

86.8
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#46
7901 NW 103RD ST
HIALEAH GARDENS, FL 33016

24:1
Larger than National Avg

1,546 Students

65 Teachers

62.0
Above National Avg

89% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#121
251 BAYSIDE RD
ARCATA, CA 95521

24:1
Larger than National Avg

127 Students

5 Teachers

36.5
Above National Avg

77% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#154
160 JOAN ST
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01129

24:1
Larger than National Avg

1,574 Students

65 Teachers

25.7
Near National Avg

35% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#13
2611 EAST MATOIAN M/S UH134
FRESNO, CA 93740

24:1
Larger than National Avg

480 Students

20 Teachers

86.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

83% Passed (AP®)

#123
2000 NORTH SANTA FE AVE
VISTA, CA 92083

25:1
Larger than National Avg

1,171 Students

48 Teachers

36.4
Above National Avg

39% Tested (IB)

36% Passed (IB)

#133
3700 DEL PASO RD
SACRAMENTO, CA 95834

25:1
Larger than National Avg

479 Students

19 Teachers

34.1
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

28% Passed (AP®)

#159
530 18TH ST
OAKLAND, CA 94612

25:1
Larger than National Avg

619 Students

24 Teachers

24.3
Near National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#68
5431 WEST 98TH ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90045

26:1
Larger than National Avg

351 Students

14 Teachers

53.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

38% 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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