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®)

#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®)

#21
2800 SOUTH DAKOTA AVE
BROWNSVILLE, TX 78521

16:1
Near National Avg

715 Students

45 Teachers

79.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

73% Passed (AP®)

#22
3333 NORTH SHARTEL
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73118

15:1
Near National Avg

467 Students

30 Teachers

78.0
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

71% Passed (AP®)

#23
353 CRENSHAW
HOUSTON, TX 77034

17:1
Near National Avg

865 Students

52 Teachers

76.6
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

69% Passed (AP®)

#24
12425 SW 72ND ST
MIAMI, FL 33183

11:1
Smaller than National Avg

169 Students

15 Teachers

75.7
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

68% Passed (AP®)

#25
890 BROADWAY
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94063

19:1
Larger than National Avg

425 Students

22 Teachers

75.5
Above National Avg

100% Tested (AP®)

67% 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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