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
#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#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®)

#17
933 BRADBURY SE
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87106

18:1
Near National Avg

302 Students

17 Teachers

84.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#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®)

#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®)

#20
8329 LAWNDALE ST
HOUSTON, TX 77012

15:1
Near National Avg

786 Students

51 Teachers

80.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

74% 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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