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®)

#111
20807 JOHNSON ST
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33029

20:1
Larger than National Avg

78 Students

4 Teachers

29.4
Above National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#112
8430 WOODBURY CROSSING
WOODBURY, MN 55125

17:1
Larger than National Avg

354 Students

21 Teachers

29.2
Above National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#113
407 JAMES ST
NEW HAVEN, CT 06513

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

812 Students

75 Teachers

28.3
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

4% Passed (AP®)

#114
50 FILLMORE ST
PROVIDENCE, RI 02908

16:1
Near National Avg

642 Students

39 Teachers

26.8
Above National Avg

75% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#115
144 WEST WOODWARD AVE
ESCONDIDO, CA 92025

N/A
N/A

360 Students

N/A Teachers

26.7
Above National Avg

31% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#116
10215 NORTH 43RD AVE
PHOENIX, AZ 85051

N/A
N/A

802 Students

N/A Teachers

26.2
Above National Avg

63% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#117
250 WEST FIFTH ST
SAN PEDRO, CA 90731

N/A
N/A

850 Students

N/A Teachers

26.0
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#118
3500 SOUTH HILL ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007

N/A
N/A

591 Students

N/A Teachers

25.8
Above National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#119
7155 ASHBURN ST
HOUSTON, TX 77061

N/A
N/A

303 Students

N/A Teachers

25.0
Above National Avg

66% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#120
6952 VAN NUYS BLVD
SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91405

N/A
N/A

731 Students

N/A Teachers

24.8
Above National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#121
3425 WEST MANCHESTER BLVD
INGLEWOOD, CA 90305

N/A
N/A

601 Students

N/A Teachers

24.4
Above National Avg

34% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#122
7444 EAST BROADWAY
TUCSON, AZ 85710

N/A
N/A

128 Students

N/A Teachers

24.2
Above National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#123
1720 M ST
ARCATA, CA 95521

N/A
N/A

95 Students

N/A Teachers

24.0
Above National Avg

36% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#124
1209 ADAM SMITH AVE
CALDWELL, ID 83605

21:1
Larger than National Avg

401 Students

19 Teachers

22.3
Near National Avg

36% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#125
6705 EAST JULIAN AVE
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46219

N/A
N/A

890 Students

N/A Teachers

22.3
Near National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#126
820 BROADWAY ST
VENICE, CA 90291

N/A
N/A

562 Students

N/A Teachers

21.9
Near National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#127
835 EAST 5TH ST
ST. PAUL, MN 55106

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

127 Students

11 Teachers

21.7
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#128
155 WEST KELSO AVE
INGLEWOOD, CA 90301

N/A
N/A

516 Students

N/A Teachers

21.6
Near National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#129
220 NORTH MILBY ST
HOUSTON, TX 77003

22:1
Larger than National Avg

461 Students

21 Teachers

21.3
Near National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#130
160 JOAN ST
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01129

25:1
Larger than National Avg

1,574 Students

64 Teachers

21.3
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#131
5431 WEST 98TH ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90045

N/A
N/A

246 Students

N/A Teachers

21.1
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#132
4900 PLEASANT HILL RD
KISSIMMEE, FL 34759

20:1
Larger than National Avg

352 Students

18 Teachers

20.9
Near National Avg

51% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#133
1381 MARSHALL AVE
ST PAUL, MN 55104

19:1
Larger than National Avg

662 Students

36 Teachers

20.6
Near National Avg

47% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#134
301 WEST HUNTING PARK AVE
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19140

14:1
Near National Avg

727 Students

51 Teachers

20.6
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#135
280 S.MEMORIAL DR
TULSA, OK 74112

16:1
Near National Avg

395 Students

25 Teachers

20.0
Near National Avg

50% Tested (AP®)

10% Passed (AP®)

#136
1122 SOUTH 67TH AVE
PHOENIX, AZ 85043

N/A
N/A

432 Students

N/A Teachers

19.4
Near National Avg

31% Tested (AP®)

15% Passed (AP®)

#137
1001 WEST 84TH ST
FEDERAL HEIGHTS, CO 80206

19:1
Larger than National Avg

413 Students

22 Teachers

19.1
Near National Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

12% Passed (AP®)

#138
2315 34TH ST
SACRAMENTO, CA 95817

N/A
N/A

901 Students

N/A Teachers

19.1
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#139
221 NORTH WESTMORELAND AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90004

N/A
N/A

384 Students

N/A Teachers

19.1
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#140
1917 B ST
MARYSVILLE, CA 95901

N/A
N/A

358 Students

N/A Teachers

18.6
Near National Avg

23% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#141
927 JOHNSTON ST
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19148

14:1
Near National Avg

609 Students

45 Teachers

18.0
Near National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

6% Passed (AP®)

#142
9301 SOUTH WIGHTS FORT RD
WEST JORDAN, UT 84088

21:1
Larger than National Avg

245 Students

12 Teachers

17.4
Near National Avg

21% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#143
24425 HASS ST
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI 48127

17:1
Near National Avg

1,306 Students

77 Teachers

16.7
Near National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#144
755 NORTH A ST
PERRIS, CA 92570

N/A
N/A

733 Students

N/A Teachers

15.4
Near National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

6% Passed (AP®)

#145
3701 STEPHEN DR
NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA 95660

N/A
N/A

306 Students

N/A Teachers

14.9
Near National Avg

21% Tested (AP®)

13% 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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