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
3825 EAST 2ND ST
TUCSON, AZ 85716

N/A
N/A

670 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#2
970 MCELVANEY LN
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30044

15:1
Near National Avg

596 Students

39 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#3
11440 NORTH 136TH ST
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85259

N/A
N/A

647 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#4
255 SWIFT ST
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060

N/A
N/A

480 Students

N/A Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#5
2480 SW EIGHTH ST
MIAMI, FL 33135

17:1
Near National Avg

357 Students

21 Teachers

100.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

100% Passed (AP®)

#6
610 MAIN ST
EVANSVILLE, IN 47708

14:1
Near National Avg

325 Students

23 Teachers

96.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

95% Passed (AP®)

#7
9500 GILMAN DR MC 0536
LA JOLLA, CA 92093

N/A
N/A

816 Students

N/A Teachers

93.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

92% Passed (AP®)

#8
427 MAIN ST
HYANNIS, MA 02601

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

413 Students

38 Teachers

93.6
Above National Avg

98% Tested (IB)

92% Passed (IB)

#9
3626 35TH AVE
OAKLAND, CA 94619

N/A
N/A

145 Students

N/A Teachers

92.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

89% Passed (AP®)

#10
11036 HAWTHORNE BLVD
LENNOX, CA 90304

N/A
N/A

542 Students

N/A Teachers

91.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

89% Passed (AP®)

#11
2600 OTTINGER RD
WESTLAKE, TX 76262

13:1
Near National Avg

520 Students

41 Teachers

90.6
Above National Avg

91% Tested (IB)

91% Passed (IB)

#12
2611 EAST MATOIAN
FRESNO, CA 93740

N/A
N/A

479 Students

N/A Teachers

90.2
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

87% Passed (AP®)

#13
13703 ALDINE WESTFIELD RD
HOUSTON, TX 77039

14:1
Near National Avg

823 Students

58 Teachers

87.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

84% Passed (AP®)

#14
606 EAST ROYAL LN
IRVING, TX 75039

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

409 Students

35 Teachers

85.7
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

81% Passed (AP®)

#15
2325 WEST SUNSET RD
TUCSON, AZ 85741

N/A
N/A

800 Students

N/A Teachers

85.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#16
1315 DUMBLE
HOUSTON, TX 77023

17:1
Larger than National Avg

359 Students

21 Teachers

84.8
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#17
800 MERLIN DR
LAFAYETTE, CO 80026

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,444 Students

75 Teachers

84.3
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

80% Passed (AP®)

#18
2800 SOUTH DAKOTA AVE
BROWNSVILLE, TX 78521

15:1
Near National Avg

636 Students

42 Teachers

84.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

79% Passed (AP®)

#19
10711 KIPP WAY
HOUSTON, TX 77099

16:1
Near National Avg

525 Students

33 Teachers

83.4
Above National Avg

99% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#20
4411 ANDERSON RD
HOUSTON, TX 77053

15:1
Near National Avg

689 Students

45 Teachers

83.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#21
251 BAYSIDE RD
ARCATA, CA 95521

N/A
N/A

124 Students

N/A Teachers

82.1
Above National Avg

82% Tested (IB)

82% Passed (IB)

#22
3300 WEST SPARROW AVE
FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86004

N/A
N/A

387 Students

N/A Teachers

80.9
Above National Avg

88% Tested (AP®)

78% Passed (AP®)

#23
890 BROADWAY
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063

N/A
N/A

422 Students

N/A Teachers

80.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#24
14001 NORTH 29TH ST
MCALLEN, TX 78504

16:1
Near National Avg

678 Students

43 Teachers

79.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

73% Passed (AP®)

#25
4467 WEST BROADWAY
HAWTHORNE, CA 90250

N/A
N/A

624 Students

N/A Teachers

78.0
Above National Avg

90% Tested (AP®)

74% Passed (AP®)

#26
644 WEST 17TH ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90015

N/A
N/A

435 Students

N/A Teachers

76.9
Above National Avg

89% Tested (AP®)

73% Passed (AP®)

#27
5201 UNIVERSITY BLVD
LAREDO, TX 78041

24:1
Larger than National Avg

390 Students

16 Teachers

75.9
Above National Avg

95% Tested (AP®)

69% Passed (AP®)

#28
1800 SOUTH LEMAY AVE
FORT COLLINS, CO 80525

15:1
Near National Avg

764 Students

50 Teachers

75.0
Above National Avg

86% Tested (AP®)

71% Passed (AP®)

#29
3155 NORTH COLLEGE AVE
FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72703

16:1
Near National Avg

280 Students

18 Teachers

72.1
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

63% Passed (AP®)

#30
WELLS BRANCH PARKWAY WEST
PFLUGERVILLE, TX 78660

14:1
Near National Avg

561 Students

41 Teachers

71.6
Above National Avg

95% Tested (AP®)

64% Passed (AP®)

#31
353 CRENSHAW
HOUSTON, TX 77034

15:1
Near National Avg

821 Students

54 Teachers

70.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

61% Passed (AP®)

#32
201 FOREST ST
MARLBOROUGH, MA 01752

14:1
Near National Avg

963 Students

70 Teachers

69.4
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

68% Passed (AP®)

#33
45 CONGRESS ST
SALEM, MA 01970

9:1
Smaller than National Avg

309 Students

36 Teachers

67.9
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

64% Passed (AP®)

#34
1832 SOUTH WAHSATCH
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80906

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

135 Students

12 Teachers

67.6
Above National Avg

76% Tested (AP®)

65% Passed (AP®)

#35
5151 STATE UNIVERSITY DR
LOS ANGELES, CA 90032

N/A
N/A

521 Students

N/A Teachers

67.5
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

59% Passed (AP®)

#36
401 SOUTH 1ST ST
DONNA, TX 78537

16:1
Near National Avg

785 Students

50 Teachers

66.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

55% Passed (AP®)

#37
1560 VALLEY CENTER PARKWAY
BETHLEHEM, PA 18017

15:1
Near National Avg

973 Students

66 Teachers

65.8
Above National Avg

83% Tested (IB)

60% Passed (IB)

#38
11500 ELDRIDGE AVE
LAKEVIEW TERRACE, CA 91342

N/A
N/A

444 Students

N/A Teachers

63.4
Above National Avg

93% Tested (AP®)

54% Passed (AP®)

#39
770 SALEM ST
MALDEN, MA 02148

16:1
Near National Avg

1,390 Students

88 Teachers

62.5
Above National Avg

71% Tested (IB)

60% Passed (IB)

#40
18238 SHERMAN WAY
RESEDA, CA 91335

N/A
N/A

499 Students

N/A Teachers

61.9
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#41
3901 SOUTH HULEN ST
FORT WORTH, TX 76109

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

337 Students

28 Teachers

61.5
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

54% Passed (AP®)

#42
1460 THE ALAMEDA
SAN JOSE, CA 95126

N/A
N/A

412 Students

N/A Teachers

59.7
Above National Avg

87% Tested (AP®)

51% Passed (AP®)

#43
3171 NORTH SAM HOUSTON PARKWAY
HOUSTON, TX 77038

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

280 Students

25 Teachers

58.3
Above National Avg

76% Tested (AP®)

52% Passed (AP®)

#44
2023 SOUTH UNION AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007

N/A
N/A

529 Students

N/A Teachers

57.7
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

54% Passed (AP®)

#45
5651 WEST CREEK DR
FORT WORTH, TX 76133

14:1
Near National Avg

601 Students

44 Teachers

57.5
Above National Avg

80% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#46
10 WASHINGTON PLACE
NEWARK, NJ 07102

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,262 Students

110 Teachers

57.3
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#47
5435 SOUTH BRAESWOOD
HOUSTON, TX 77096

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

389 Students

33 Teachers

57.1
Above National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#48
3138 COMMODORE PLAZA
MIAMI, FL 33133

16:1
Near National Avg

440 Students

27 Teachers

56.5
Above National Avg

91% Tested (AP®)

45% Passed (AP®)

#49
9405 BETEL DR
EL PASO, TX 79907

17:1
Larger than National Avg

737 Students

43 Teachers

55.6
Above National Avg

72% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#50
1114 SOUTH LORENA ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90023

N/A
N/A

581 Students

N/A Teachers

55.4
Above National Avg

81% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#51
100 SEBASTOPOL RD
SANTA ROSA, CA 95407

N/A
N/A

689 Students

N/A Teachers

54.8
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#52
1001 COMMONWEALTH AVE
BOSTON, MA 02215

18:1
Larger than National Avg

447 Students

25 Teachers

54.8
Above National Avg

98% Tested (AP®)

40% Passed (AP®)

#53
1010 NORTH MAIN ST
SANTA ANA, CA 92701

N/A
N/A

1,573 Students

N/A Teachers

54.4
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

53% Passed (AP®)

#54
23255 SW 115TH AVE
HOMESTEAD, FL 33032

72:1
Larger than National Avg

289 Students

4 Teachers

53.7
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

47% Passed (AP®)

#55
3688 CHAMBLEE DUNWOODY RD
CHAMBLEE, GA 30341

15:1
Near National Avg

1,518 Students

98 Teachers

53.3
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)

#56
5601 WEST LOOP SOUTH
HOUSTON, TX 77081

23:1
Larger than National Avg

444 Students

19 Teachers

53.3
Above National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

49% Passed (AP®)

#57
15777 BOWDOIN ST
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA 90272

N/A
N/A

2,887 Students

N/A Teachers

52.2
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

50% Passed (AP®)

#58
7901 NW 103RD ST
HIALEAH GARDENS, FL 33016

26:1
Larger than National Avg

1,461 Students

56 Teachers

51.1
Above National Avg

73% Tested (AP®)

44% Passed (AP®)

#59
2000 VALENCIA ST
DENVER, CO 80235

17:1
Larger than National Avg

874 Students

51 Teachers

50.5
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)

#60
975 STOUT RD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80921

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

566 Students

49 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)

#61
2518 HANNAH AVE NW
BEMIDJI, MN 56601

13:1
Near National Avg

171 Students

13 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

46% Passed (AP®)

#62
56 SMINO GRANDE
ANGEL FIRE, NM 87710

7:1
Smaller than National Avg

82 Students

12 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#63
1750 VICEROY RD
DALLAS, TX 75235

14:1
Near National Avg

247 Students

18 Teachers

50.0
Above National Avg

83% Tested (AP®)

39% Passed (AP®)

#64
3426 BLAKE SW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87105

13:1
Near National Avg

229 Students

18 Teachers

48.4
Above National Avg

50% Tested (AP®)

48% Passed (AP®)

#65
28000 CALAROGA AVE
HAYWARD, CA 94545

N/A
N/A

435 Students

N/A Teachers

47.3
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#66
17300 NW 87 AVE
HIALEAH, FL 33015

30:1
Larger than National Avg

595 Students

20 Teachers

46.9
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#67
400 105TH AVE
OAKLAND, CA 94603

N/A
N/A

570 Students

N/A Teachers

46.6
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

43% Passed (AP®)

#68
5525 ASTROZON BLVD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80916

16:1
Near National Avg

388 Students

24 Teachers

46.1
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

41% Passed (AP®)

#69
4000 SOUTH MAIN ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90037

N/A
N/A

454 Students

N/A Teachers

45.8
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

44% Passed (AP®)

#70
2200 EUREKA WAY
REDDING, CA 96001

N/A
N/A

817 Students

N/A Teachers

45.8
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

40% Passed (AP®)

#71
50 ESSEX ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139

13:1
Near National Avg

1,115 Students

85 Teachers

45.8
Above National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

44% Passed (AP®)

#72
13735 BEAMER RD BOX 613
HOUSTON, TX 77089

21:1
Larger than National Avg

361 Students

17 Teachers

45.1
Above National Avg

77% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#73
3500 WEST TEMPLE AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90004

N/A
N/A

442 Students

N/A Teachers

44.9
Above National Avg

97% Tested (AP®)

28% Passed (AP®)

#74
234 EAST AVE 33
LOS ANGELES, CA 90031

N/A
N/A

503 Students

N/A Teachers

44.8
Above National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#75
35800 EAST HIST COLUMBIA RIVER
CORBETT, OR 97019

26:1
Larger than National Avg

336 Students

13 Teachers

43.8
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#76
251 SOUTH 12TH ST
RICHMOND, CA 94804

N/A
N/A

402 Students

N/A Teachers

43.8
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

37% Passed (AP®)

#77
11301 NW FIFTH AVE
MIAMI SHORES, FL 33168

17:1
Larger than National Avg

539 Students

31 Teachers

43.4
Above National Avg

59% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#78
5356 SOUTH FIFTH AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90043

N/A
N/A

471 Students

N/A Teachers

43.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#79
16315 GREVILLEA AVE
LAWNDALE, CA 90260

N/A
N/A

487 Students

N/A Teachers

43.3
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

36% Passed (AP®)

#80
3559 81ST ST
JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY 11372

14:1
Near National Avg

548 Students

39 Teachers

43.2
Above National Avg

48% Tested (AP®)

42% Passed (AP®)

#81
110 EAST 16TH ST
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202

14:1
Near National Avg

466 Students

33 Teachers

43.2
Above National Avg

67% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#82
11100 NW 27TH ST
DORAL, FL 33172

N/A
N/A

986 Students

N/A Teachers

42.9
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#83
2071 SATURN AVE
HUNTINGTON PARK, CA 90255

N/A
N/A

534 Students

N/A Teachers

42.4
Above National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

39% Passed (AP®)

#84
1059 NORTH STATE ST
UKIAH, CA 95482

N/A
N/A

158 Students

N/A Teachers

42.2
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#85
1787 NORTH RESEARCH PARKWAY
NORTH LOGAN, UT 84341

27:1
Larger than National Avg

140 Students

5 Teachers

41.0
Above National Avg

44% Tested (AP®)

40% Passed (AP®)

#86
1450 NE LOOP 410
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78209

14:1
Near National Avg

421 Students

31 Teachers

40.7
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

#87
17189 SHERIDAN ST
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33331

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,714 Students

89 Teachers

39.6
Above National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#88
10535 ZELZAH AVE
GRANADA HILLS, CA 91344

N/A
N/A

4,135 Students

N/A Teachers

39.5
Above National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

37% Passed (AP®)

#89
3000 SCHOOL HOUSE RD
TALLAHASSEE, FL 32311

15:1
Near National Avg

1,707 Students

111 Teachers

39.3
Above National Avg

68% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#90
4463 LEONARD ST NW
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49534

14:1
Near National Avg

524 Students

37 Teachers

38.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#91
2065 PRAIRIE RDBLDG J
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33406

20:1
Larger than National Avg

885 Students

43 Teachers

38.9
Above National Avg

64% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#92
5715 SOUTH 1300 EAST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84121

24:1
Larger than National Avg

479 Students

20 Teachers

38.6
Above National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#93
3700 DEL PASO RD
SACRAMENTO, CA 95834

N/A
N/A

403 Students

N/A Teachers

38.0
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#94
6505 INGLEWOOD AVE
STOCKTON, CA 95207

N/A
N/A

287 Students

N/A Teachers

37.9
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#95
3401 NORTH FORT VALLEY RD
FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001

N/A
N/A

301 Students

N/A Teachers

37.5
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#96
9707 1/2 MARILLA DR
LAKESIDE, CA 92040

N/A
N/A

252 Students

N/A Teachers

37.5
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

35% Passed (AP®)

#97
11100 WESTERN AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90047

N/A
N/A

577 Students

N/A Teachers

36.7
Above National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#98
7323 UNIVERSITY AVE
LA MESA, CA 91941

N/A
N/A

2,364 Students

N/A Teachers

36.2
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#99
1712 SOUTH 32ND ST
MILWAUKEE, WI 53215

14:1
Near National Avg

195 Students

14 Teachers

35.8
Above National Avg

70% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#100
1901 VILLA MARIA
BRYAN, TX 77802

17:1
Near National Avg

315 Students

19 Teachers

35.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

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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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