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
19429 RD 228
STRATHMORE, CA 93267

26:1
Larger than National Avg

509 Students

20 Teachers

42.4
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

#102
5159 SUMMER ST
EVERETT, MA 02149

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

321 Students

27 Teachers

41.9
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#103
5356 SOUTH FIFTH AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90043

23:1
Larger than National Avg

515 Students

22 Teachers

41.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#104
1560 VALLEY CENTER PARKWAY
BETHLEHEM, PA 18017

15:1
Near National Avg

1,023 Students

68 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

55% Tested (IB)

37% Passed (IB)

#105
50 ESSEX ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

1,143 Students

98 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

38% Passed (AP®)

#106
200 NEVADA ST
REDLANDS, CA 92373

20:1
Larger than National Avg

194 Students

10 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

62% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#107
16315 GREVILLEA AVE
LAWNDALE, CA 90260

23:1
Larger than National Avg

484 Students

21 Teachers

41.4
Above National Avg

65% Tested (AP®)

33% Passed (AP®)

#108
3901 SOUTH HULEN ST
FORT WORTH, TX 76109

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

341 Students

29 Teachers

40.7
Above National Avg

74% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#109
4900 PLEASANT HILL RD
KISSIMMEE, FL 34759

18:1
Larger than National Avg

363 Students

20 Teachers

40.6
Above National Avg

71% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#110
20807 JOHNSON ST
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33029

23:1
Larger than National Avg

91 Students

4 Teachers

40.6
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

31% Passed (AP®)

#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®)

#121
251 BAYSIDE RD
ARCATA, CA 95521

24:1
Larger than National Avg

127 Students

5 Teachers

36.5
Above National Avg

77% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#122
901 YORKCHESTER
HOUSTON, TX 77079

13:1
Near National Avg

977 Students

74 Teachers

36.5
Above National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#123
2000 NORTH SANTA FE AVE
VISTA, CA 92083

25:1
Larger than National Avg

1,171 Students

48 Teachers

36.4
Above National Avg

39% Tested (IB)

36% Passed (IB)

#124
1381 MARSHALL AVE
ST PAUL, MN 55104

15:1
Near National Avg

690 Students

45 Teachers

36.3
Above National Avg

85% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#125
20805 JOHNSON ST
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33029

26:1
Larger than National Avg

755 Students

29 Teachers

35.2
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#126
360 HUNTINGTON AVE
BOSTON, MA 02115

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

225 Students

20 Teachers

35.1
Above National Avg

69% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#127
1800 EAST BYBERRY RD
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19116

16:1
Near National Avg

1,247 Students

76 Teachers

35.1
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

34% Passed (AP®)

#128
17189 SHERIDAN ST
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33331

19:1
Larger than National Avg

1,736 Students

90 Teachers

34.9
Above National Avg

49% Tested (AP®)

30% Passed (AP®)

#129
8505 LAKESIDE PARKWAY
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78245

14:1
Near National Avg

721 Students

52 Teachers

34.7
Above National Avg

72% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#130
5440 VALLEY CIRCLE BLVD
WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91367

27:1
Larger than National Avg

3,432 Students

125 Teachers

34.5
Above National Avg

42% Tested (AP®)

32% Passed (AP®)

#131
1826 BASSE RD
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78213

10:1
Smaller than National Avg

159 Students

17 Teachers

34.4
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

13% Passed (AP®)

#132
5715 SOUTH 1300 EAST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84121

23:1
Larger than National Avg

486 Students

21 Teachers

34.3
Above National Avg

57% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#133
3700 DEL PASO RD
SACRAMENTO, CA 95834

25:1
Larger than National Avg

479 Students

19 Teachers

34.1
Above National Avg

52% Tested (AP®)

28% Passed (AP®)

#134
3025 WEST OKLAHOMA AVE
MILWAUKEE, WI 53215

17:1
Near National Avg

234 Students

14 Teachers

32.1
Above National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

29% Passed (AP®)

#135
155 WEST KELSO AVE
INGLEWOOD, CA 90301

24:1
Larger than National Avg

435 Students

18 Teachers

31.4
Above National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#136
12440 CAMPO RD
SPRING VALLEY, CA 91978

31:1
Larger than National Avg

2,175 Students

71 Teachers

30.7
Above National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

28% Passed (AP®)

#137
4157 WALKING RAIN RD
SANTA FE, NM 87507

14:1
Near National Avg

354 Students

25 Teachers

30.7
Above National Avg

55% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#138
10215 NORTH 43RD AVE
PHOENIX, AZ 85051

N/A
N/A

842 Students

N/A Teachers

30.0
Above National Avg

60% Tested (AP®)

20% Passed (AP®)

#139
4463 LEONARD ST NW
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49534

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

559 Students

44 Teachers

29.3
Above National Avg

66% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#140
600 ST ANN SOUTH AVE
BRONX, NY 10455

13:1
Near National Avg

379 Students

29 Teachers

29.1
Above National Avg

34% Tested (AP®)

27% Passed (AP®)

#141
785 SOUTHWESTERN DR
EL PASO, TX 79912

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

467 Students

41 Teachers

28.9
Above National Avg

53% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#142
245 BENT ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02141

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

330 Students

31 Teachers

28.8
Above National Avg

58% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#143
7323 UNIVERSITY AVE
LA MESA, CA 91941

29:1
Larger than National Avg

2,463 Students

85 Teachers

28.6
Above National Avg

39% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#144
5552 READ BLVD
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70127

13:1
Near National Avg

334 Students

25 Teachers

28.2
Above National Avg

96% Tested (AP®)

6% Passed (AP®)

#145
2427 MARTIN LUTHER K JR AV SE
WASHINGTON, DC 20020

13:1
Smaller than National Avg

389 Students

31 Teachers

28.0
Above National Avg

54% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#146
1901 VILLA MARIA
BRYAN, TX 77802

18:1
Near National Avg

318 Students

18 Teachers

27.9
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

4% Passed (AP®)

#147
12550 VAN NUYS BLVD
PACOIMA, CA 91331

18:1
Larger than National Avg

350 Students

19 Teachers

27.4
Above National Avg

42% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#148
1171 WHITLOCK AVE SW
MARIETTA, GA 30064

16:1
Near National Avg

2,024 Students

130 Teachers

27.3
Above National Avg

46% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#149
5815 SOUTH MCCLINTOCK
TEMPE, AZ 85283

N/A
N/A

188 Students

N/A Teachers

26.6
Near National Avg

31% Tested (AP®)

25% Passed (AP®)

#150
10101 SOUTH BROADWAY
LOS ANGELES, CA 90003

24:1
Larger than National Avg

595 Students

25 Teachers

26.3
Near National Avg

36% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#151
3500 SOUTH HILL ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90007

22:1
Larger than National Avg

586 Students

26 Teachers

26.2
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#152
6952 VAN NUYS BLVD
VAN NUYS, CA 91405

26:1
Larger than National Avg

878 Students

34 Teachers

25.9
Near National Avg

36% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#153
1209 ADAM SMITH AVE
CALDWELL, ID 83605

20:1
Larger than National Avg

409 Students

20 Teachers

25.7
Near National Avg

41% Tested (AP®)

21% Passed (AP®)

#154
160 JOAN ST
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01129

24:1
Larger than National Avg

1,574 Students

65 Teachers

25.7
Near National Avg

35% Tested (AP®)

23% Passed (AP®)

#155
9040 SOUTH RITA RD
TUCSON, AZ 85747

N/A
N/A

468 Students

N/A Teachers

25.6
Near National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

22% Passed (AP®)

#156
5625 LOYOLA AVE
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70115

12:1
Smaller than National Avg

370 Students

31 Teachers

25.5
Near National Avg

83% Tested (AP®)

6% Passed (AP®)

#157
1251 EAST SOUTHERN AVE
TEMPE, AZ 85283

N/A
N/A

306 Students

N/A Teachers

25.0
Near National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

24% Passed (AP®)

#158
2315 34TH ST
SACRAMENTO, CA 95817

21:1
Larger than National Avg

837 Students

39 Teachers

25.0
Near National Avg

44% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#159
530 18TH ST
OAKLAND, CA 94612

25:1
Larger than National Avg

619 Students

24 Teachers

24.3
Near National Avg

45% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#160
260 EAST WALTON ST
BACONTON, GA 31716

15:1
Near National Avg

725 Students

48 Teachers

23.8
Near National Avg

81% Tested (AP®)

5% Passed (AP®)

#161
250 WEST FIFTH ST
SAN PEDRO, CA 90731

21:1
Larger than National Avg

933 Students

44 Teachers

22.3
Near National Avg

37% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#162
4521 WEBSTER ST
OAKLAND, CA 94609

17:1
Near National Avg

230 Students

13 Teachers

22.2
Near National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#163
CCPS 1776 MONTANO NW
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87107

15:1
Near National Avg

450 Students

30 Teachers

22.2
Near National Avg

56% Tested (AP®)

11% Passed (AP®)

#164
1915 CHAPEL HILL RD
DURHAM, NC 27707

18:1
Near National Avg

605 Students

34 Teachers

21.9
Near National Avg

35% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#165
PO 18895
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73154

15:1
Near National Avg

317 Students

21 Teachers

21.8
Near National Avg

29% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#166
8255 BEACH ST
LOS ANGELES, CA 90001

22:1
Larger than National Avg

581 Students

26 Teachers

21.7
Near National Avg

35% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#167
3701 STEPHEN DR
NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA 95660

21:1
Larger than National Avg

293 Students

14 Teachers

21.4
Near National Avg

43% Tested (AP®)

14% Passed (AP®)

#168
3425 WEST MANCHESTER BLVD
INGLEWOOD, CA 90305

24:1
Larger than National Avg

622 Students

26 Teachers

21.4
Near National Avg

38% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#169
1122 SOUTH 67TH AVE
PHOENIX, AZ 85043

N/A
N/A

441 Students

N/A Teachers

20.5
Near National Avg

25% Tested (AP®)

19% Passed (AP®)

#170
115 NORTH AVE 53
HIGHLAND PARK, CA 90042

18:1
Larger than National Avg

449 Students

25 Teachers

20.5
Near National Avg

61% Tested (AP®)

7% Passed (AP®)

#171
5522 SIDE RD
PRESCOTT, AZ 86301

N/A
N/A

196 Students

N/A Teachers

20.3
Near National Avg

33% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#172
1917 B ST
MARYSVILLE, CA 95901

17:1
Near National Avg

335 Students

20 Teachers

19.9
Near National Avg

26% Tested (AP®)

18% Passed (AP®)

#173
830 CENTURY PLACE
GAINESVILLE, GA 30501

16:1
Near National Avg

1,537 Students

94 Teachers

19.8
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

17% Passed (AP®)

#174
58 CIRCUIT ST
ROXBURY, MA 02119

13:1
Near National Avg

291 Students

22 Teachers

19.7
Near National Avg

79% Tested (AP®)

0% Passed (AP®)

#175
898 WEST 1100 SOUTH
SPANISH FORK, UT 84660

22:1
Larger than National Avg

1,522 Students

69 Teachers

19.2
Near National Avg

28% Tested (AP®)

16% Passed (AP®)

#176
9955 YARROW ST
BROOMFIELD, CO 80021

18:1
Near National Avg

325 Students

18 Teachers

19.2
Near National Avg

27% Tested (AP®)

16% 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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