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Charter Schools Outperform in 2023 U.S. News Ranking of Top High Schools

Charter Schools Outperform in 2023 U.S. News Ranking of Top High Schools

September 5, 2023

Once again, public charter high schools are disproportionately represented in the 2023 Best U.S. High Schools ranking from U.S. News and World Report. Across the country, charter schools serve less than 7% of high school students but make up more than 20% of the nation’s top high schools.

Each year, U.S. News ranks almost 18,000 public high schools based on student performance, college readiness, and graduation rate. This year, 21 public charter schools were ranked in the top 100, including Signature School in Evansville, Indiana in the #2 spot. Charter schools are making a difference in kids’ lives every day and these rankings are a testament to the incredible work of charter school educators, students, and families.

This year we celebrate the 21 charter schools ranked in the top 100 high schools nationwide for 2023:
#2: Signature School in Evansville, IN 
#12: BASIS Peoria in Peoria, AZ
#16: Albuquerque Institute of Math and Science in Albuquerque, NM 
#20: BASIS Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ 
#21: BASIS Oro Valley in Oro Valley, AZ 
#30: BASIS Chandler in Chandler, AZ 
#41: Archimedean Upper Conservatory Charter School in Miami, FL
#45: Haas Hall Academy in Fayetteville, AR 
#48: BASIS Ahwatukee in Phoenix, AZ
#51: BASIS Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ 
#53: BASIS Tucson North in Tucson, AZ 
#57: Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley, MA 
#62: BASIS Mesa in Mesa, AZ 
#67: BASIS Prescott in Prescott, AZ 
#71: Preuss School UCSD in La Jolla, CA 
#79: University High School Fresno in Fresno, CA 
#81: BASIS San Antonio – Shavano Campus in San Antonio, TX 
#82: Pacific Collegiate Charter in Santa Cruz, CA
#89: Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans, LA 
#96: Academy for Science and Design (ASD) in Nashua, NH
#100: Haas Hall Academy at the Lane in Rogers, AR 

Congratulations to all the schools ranked for 2023 and thank you for your commitment to excellence! 

Fiona Sheridan-McIver is the director of policy at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

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