2017 Best Charter Elementary Schools in America

The 2017 Best Charter Elementary Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, and charter school ratings.
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    Newark Charter School

    • Newark, DE
    • 23 reviews
    Middle School Student:I came into NCS in 4th grade. I came from a school that didn't challenge me at all to a school that was on my level and was constantly pushing me to my limit. I was in the top class, I had the best teachers, and I am now in 8th grade. I am currently taking a 10th-grade math course, a 9th grade ELA, and 9th-grade science and social studies as well. I think that if you or your child wants to save money in college as well as learn a lot more, then you should definitley consider Newark Charter School.
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    Self Development Academy

    • Mesa, AZ
    • 5 reviews
    Works Here:I have been teaching at Self Development for five years now and have loved every minute of it. The high level of academics expected from our students is one of the defining features here. The students work at 1-2 years above grade level in all subjects with a continuous review of the basics at grade level to make sure there are no gaps in their learning. This means as a teacher that I am able to teach works like To Kill a Mockingbird or Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. However, the best aspect of this school is the community that we have built. In the middle school, the teachers know all of the students and work with the child as a whole to make sure they have the support that they need. This is an amazing school and I love teaching here!
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    Parent:I am a parent of 3 children at Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy. I cannot say enough about the superior quality of the education my children have received. This is, by far, the best option for gifted children in Charlotte. We're fortunate to have this choice.
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    Princeton Charter School

    • Princeton, NJ
    • 1 review
    Alum:During my time at PCS I was transformed from a small, crazy young girl to a wonderful, funny, happy, caring teen. I feel that the staff at this school provided happiness and knowledge to all whom were willing to learn. I felt so satisfied with the amazing learning environments and the staff really, truly cared and treasured each and every student. I 100% recommend this astonishing elementary school to all children and parents.
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    Niche User:Our state testing scores show our kids are learning what they need to know. Also they learn good homework and note taking habits that they will use throughout their lives.
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    Magellan Charter School

    • Raleigh, NC
    • 12 reviews
    Parent:Small classes, engaged teachers and admin. Students are taught how to be organized, respectful, responsible, and academically focused. Follows the state curriculum with the flexibility for overnight field trips each year to provide good bonding opportunity.
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    Niche User:My child is expected to, and has, excelled with rigorous course material.
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    Bullis Charter School

    • Los Altos, CA
    • 3 reviews
    Niche User:There is so much to do at this school! My daughter had exposure to Mandarin, Spanish, Latin and American Sign Language by 5th grade. She participated in school plays both on stage and behind the light board. The staff takes a "whole child" approach to each student.
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    Parent:Award winning model of education for others to follow. Awe inspiring staff and students alike! SCSC continues to innovate the learning experience. An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.
    More about The Souderton Charter School Collaborative