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
#1
11440 NORTH 136TH ST
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85259

N/A
N/A

701 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#2
970 MCELVANEY LN
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30044

17:1
Near National Avg

696 Students

40 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#3
3825 EAST 2ND ST
TUCSON, AZ 85716

N/A
N/A

699 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% 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®)

#5
2480 SW EIGHTH ST
MIAMI, FL 33135

16:1
Near National Avg

347 Students

22 Teachers

97.2
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

96% Passed (AP®)

#6
255 SWIFT ST
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060

18:1
Larger than National Avg

510 Students

28 Teachers

97.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

96% Passed (AP®)

#7
13703 ALDINE WESTFIELD RD
HOUSTON, TX 77039

15:1
Near National Avg

854 Students

55 Teachers

96.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

95% Passed (AP®)

#8
401 SOUTH 1ST ST
DONNA, TX 78537

16:1
Near National Avg

805 Students

50 Teachers

95.9
Above National Avg

99% Tested (IB)

95% Passed (IB)

#9
1790 EDUCATIONAL PARK DR
SAN JOSE, CA 95133

17:1
Near National Avg

355 Students

21 Teachers

90.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

88% 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®)

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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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