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2023 Best Charter Schools in America

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  1. #1 Best Charter High Schools in America.

    BASIS Scottsdale

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    Public School,

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ,

    5-12,

    107 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says The faculty, staff, volunteers, boosters, teachers, and students all are there to improve the world. The numerous clubs, from Amnesty International, Model UN, Medical Leader Club, Public Speaking....

    Read 107 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,137,

  2. #2 Best Charter High Schools in America.

    Raleigh Charter High School

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    Public School,

    RALEIGH, NC,

    9-12,

    199 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My years at Raleigh Charter have allowed me to grow as an individual and as a intellectual. Although Raleigh Charter’s academic rigor is challenging, it enables the student to have a well-rounded...The only thing I would change about Raleigh Charter is the diversity. If there were more minorities whether teachers are students, there would be more perspectives to take from. Nonetheless, the....

    Read 199 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 569,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  3. #3 Best Charter High Schools in America.

    BASIS Tucson North

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    Public School,

    TUCSON, AZ,

    5-12,

    60 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I have really enjoyed the advanced classes offered at Basis Tucson North. You have plenty of opportunities to take honors and AP classes that will teach and challenge and prepare you for college.....I also love their foreign language curriculum. I have taken French for six years. Because of that, I feel confident in my ability to converse with native speakers on a variety of topics. The French...The only complaint I have about my school is its focus on STEM. There are so many math and science courses available to take, but all of the fine arts programs are very small in comparison. In spite....

    Read 60 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 922,

  4. #6 Best Charter High Schools in America.

    Orange County School of the Arts

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    Public School,

    SANTA ANA, CA,

    7-12,

    578 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says OCSA is an amazing place, we welcome everyone regardless of your beliefs and personal identifiers. Males can wear a skirt and nail polish and not feel afraid or intimidated. Students are....

    Read 578 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,277,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  5. #8 Best Charter High Schools in America.

    BASIS Mesa

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    Public School,

    MESA, AZ,

    K-12,

    54 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Basis Mesa has taught me many things over the past 8 Years. The workload helped me develop tenacity and diligence. I absolutely love the teachers and atmosphere. They never fail to make sure that the....

    Read 54 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 813,

  6. #9 Best Charter High Schools in America.

    BASIS Chandler

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    Public School,

    CHANDLER, AZ,

    5-12,

    71 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Overall, BASIS Chandler was a great school. The teachers were well versed in their subjects in addition to being kind, compassionate, and caring. In academic options, BASIS really excelled. However,....

    Read 71 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,177,

  7. #10 Best Charter High Schools in America.

    BASIS Ahwatukee

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    Public School,

    PHOENIX, AZ,

    4-12,

    37 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Great teachers, but majority end up leaving or becoming admin. It's a shame because there used to be a lot more teachers who were passionate for teaching. Sometimes they hire teachers whose....

    Read 37 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 780,

  8. #11 Best Charter High Schools in America.

    Signature School

    Public School,

    EVANSVILLE, IN,

    9-12,

    123 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says If you've seen any rankings/reviews, you know this school is rigorous. But because students choose to attend this high school, the student body consists of like-minded individuals who like learning...There is a spot for everyone here—as each class is ~100 students, Signature has a very close-knit community. The faculty is amazing without exception; their love for teaching and care for the...Signature feels like home. The countless clubs—with focuses in service, language/culture, academics, pride, sports (esp. recent years), etc—encourage intergrade interactions & relationships This school has an open campus! Many students go out to eat and most enjoy lunch outside. There are currently 3 buildings, and for this reason (considering it's in downtown Evansville), students must...10/10 recommend applying&shadowing :).

    Read 123 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 389,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  9. #13 Best Charter High Schools in America.

    Benjamin Franklin High School

    Public School,

    NEW ORLEANS, LA,

    9-12,

    446 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says If you want to get ahead of the college crowd, Benjamin Franklin High School should be on your list. With rigorous courses and a plethora of AP courses to choose from, this school has got you....

    Read 446 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,017,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

  10. #14 Best Charter High Schools in America.

    BASIS Flagstaff

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    FLAGSTAFF, AZ,

    K-12,

    52 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says BASIS Flagstaff has a fantastic culture surrounding academics. I have been prepared wonderfully for tests and have also managed to participate in a number of sports as well. I have done cross...I love how the students and teachers at BASIS encourage intellectualism and I do not feel scared to share my opinions or thoughts and be seen as "nerdy". In fact, having good ideas has, in my...My one criticism of BASIS is that, often, administrators are placed in jobs for which they are unprepared. For example, simple dances or school events are often not completed due to administrators'....

    Read 52 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 878,

  11. #15 Best Charter High Schools in America.

    Tempe Preparatory Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    TEMPE, AZ,

    6-12,

    129 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I love Tempe Prep! It is a small inclusive community, where bright minds come together to learn. My favorite class at Tempe Preparatory Academy is Humane Letters, which explores history and English....But, like any school, Tempe Prep has some problems. We do not have good diversity. My class is almost fully white, and I wish I had the opportunity to learn with people a different race than I. And,....

    Read 129 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 434,

  12. #16 Best Charter High Schools in America.

    Great Hearts Academies - Chandler Prep

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    CHANDLER, AZ,

    6-12,

    89 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I find the student body to be diverse and vibrant with students from all different backgrounds. School pride is evident by the cleanliness and orderly nature of the school grounds. Teachers are....

    Read 89 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 734,

  13. #17 Best Charter High Schools in America.

    University High School

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    Public School,

    FRESNO, CA,

    9-12,

    248 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says University High School (UHS) has a total of roughly 400 students. With small schools, the community feels tighter, and everyone feels like family. The staff and teachers develop a strong bond where...The school also has an excellent curriculum that guides students towards academic excellence. Students are required to take AP and dual-enrollment classes, which adequately prepares them for the next...UHS trusts its students to be understanding, honorable, and studious. There are no staff members patrolling the campus because there is no reason to; the students at UHS display proper behavior.A school with academic excellence, with a welcoming environment, with a strong community of kind students, deserves no less than five stars. It is not just a school; it is our home..

    Read 248 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 483,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

  14. #18 Best Charter High Schools in America.

    Academy for Science & Design High School

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    Academy for Science & Design Charter School, NH,

    9-12,

    92 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says When I first started at ASD in sixth grade, I was determined to go somewhere else for high school. Now, I'm a senior, and staying was the best choice I ever made.ASD might be small and nerdy, but it has an incredible community. The teachers aren't there for the money; they're there because they're passionate and knowledgeable. The students all know and...We're best known for our academics, and for good reason. The high-school-level classes start in 7th grade, and they remain challenging and innovative all the way through 12th.Overall, ASD was ranked the number one high school in NH, and it truly is..

    Read 92 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 222,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  15. #19 Best Charter High Schools in America.

    Orlando Science Middle/High Charter School

    Blue checkmark.

    Orange County Public Schools, FL,

    6-12,

    178 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says After switching from my old elementary school to this school, I found it to be a drastic change. There are different buildings for each category of students (elementary, middle, high) and they're not....

    Read 178 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,219,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  16. #20 Best Charter High Schools in America.

    California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    DUARTE, CA,

    9-12,

    115 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I love my school! I love how the Integrated Arts Conservatory is a literal family: everyone's super supportive, loving, and they all make classes and the school a safe place. Based on five culture...I would recommend this school to anyone who loves art, loves to learn, wants to find a home away from home, and is ready to have lots of fun!.

    Read 115 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,016,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  17. #21 Best Charter High Schools in America.

    University Preparatory Academy Charter School

    Public School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    7-12,

    184 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says UPA has been an excellent learning environment throughout my 5 years as a student. The small class sizes allows for teachers, counsellors and staff to truly connect with students and accommodate....

    Read 184 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 702,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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