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
#101
998 SW FIRST ST
MIAMI, FL 33130

35:1
Larger than National Avg

248 Students

7 Teachers

35.3
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

28% Passed (AP®)

#102
200 NEVADA ST
REDLANDS, CA 92373

N/A
N/A

194 Students

N/A Teachers

35.3
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#103
9719 SOUTH MAIN ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90003

N/A
N/A

583 Students

N/A Teachers

34.2
Above National Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

28% Passed (AP®)

#104
1800 EAST BYBERRY RD
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19116

17:1
Near National Avg

1,244 Students

75 Teachers

33.7
Above National Avg

40% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#105
10101 SYSTEMS PARKWAY
SACRAMENTO, CA 95827

N/A
N/A

245 Students

N/A Teachers

32.8
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#106
320 MISSOURI ST
HELENA, AR 72342

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

175 Students

17 Teachers

31.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

9% Passed (AP®)

#107
3877 LUSK ST
OAKLAND, CA 94608

N/A
N/A

534 Students

N/A Teachers

31.6
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#108
16233 SOUTH 48TH ST
PHOENIX, AZ 85048

N/A
N/A

1,499 Students

N/A Teachers

31.0
Above National Avg

34% Tested (AP®)

30% 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®)

#110
901 YORKCHESTER
HOUSTON, TX 77079

13:1
Near National Avg

977 Students

76 Teachers

29.8
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

19% 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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