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
#111
2065 PRAIRIE RDBLDG J
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33406

18:1
Larger than National Avg

1,089 Students

59 Teachers

39.8
Above National Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#112
7447 ROSWELL RD NE
ATLANTA, GA 30328

16:1
Near National Avg

1,552 Students

94 Teachers

39.7
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

36% 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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#116
1001 COMMONWEALTH AVE
BOSTON, MA 02215

18:1
Near National Avg

473 Students

27 Teachers

38.8
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

19% 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®)

#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®)

#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)

#120
1430 SCOTT ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115

18:1
Larger than National Avg

462 Students

25 Teachers

36.7
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

31% 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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