Top 10 Best California Charter Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 1222 charter public schools serving 614,003 students in California.
Learn more about how charter schools work. The top ranked charter public schools in California are Petaluma Accelerated Charter, White Oaks Elementary School and Canyon Charter Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
California charter public schools have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 51% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Best California Charter Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Petaluma Accelerated Charter
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
110 Ellis St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4750
Grades: 7-8
| 105 students
Rank: #22.
White Oaks Elementary School
Charter School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1901 White Oak Way
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7317
Grades: K-3
| 295 students
Rank: #33.
Canyon Charter Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 91% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
421 Entrada Dr.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 454-7510
Grades: K-5
| 388 students
Rank: #44.
Welby Way Charter Elementary School And Gifted-high Ability Magnet
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 85% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
23456 Welby Way
West Hills, CA 91307
(818) 348-1975
Grades: K-5
| 816 students
Rank: #55.
Kenter Canyon Elementary Charter
Charter School
Math: 82% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(2)
645 N. Kenter Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 472-5918
Grades: K-5
| 554 students
Rank: #66.
Pacific Collegiate Charter
Charter School
Math: 77% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3004 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 479-7785
Grades: 7-12
| 537 students
Rank: #77.
Western Center Academy
Charter School
Math: 76% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2345 Searl Pkwy.
Hemet, CA 92543
(951) 766-9030
Grades: 6-12
| 671 students
Rank: #8 - 108. - 10.
Forest Hill Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 82% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4450 Mccoy Ave.
San Jose, CA 95130
(408) 364-4279
Grades: K-5
| 646 students
Rank: #8 - 108. - 10.
Liberty Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
170 Liberty Sch Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 795-4380
Grades: 1-6
| 171 students
Rank: #8 - 108. - 10.
Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter
Charter School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4650 Badger Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
(707) 528-5319
Grades: 5-6
| 128 students
Rank: #1111.
Marshall Lane Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 81% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
14114 Marilyn Ln.
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 364-4259
Grades: K-5
| 551 students
Rank: #1212.
Hawthorne Math And Science Academy
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4467 W. Brd.way
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 973-8184
Grades: 9-12
| 561 students
Rank: #1313.
Encino Charter Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 80% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
16941 Addison St.
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 784-1762
Grades: K-5
| 573 students
Rank: #1414.
Palisades Charter Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 73% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
800 Via De La Paz
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 454-3700
Grades: K-5
| 499 students
Rank: #1515.
Woodland Hills Elementary Charter For Enriched Studies
Charter School
Math: 77% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
22201 San Miguel St.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 347-9220
Grades: K-5
| 696 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Colfax Charter Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 79% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11724 Addison St.
Valley Village, CA 91607
(818) 761-5115
Grades: K-5
| 645 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Community Magnet Charter Elementary School
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 79% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11301 Bellagio Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 476-2281
Grades: K-5
| 452 students
Rank: #1818.
Arundel Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
200 Arundel Rd.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7311
Grades: K-4
| 484 students
Rank: #1919.
Stockton Unified Early College Academy
Charter School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
349 E. Vine St.
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 933-7370
Grades: 9-12
| 428 students
Rank: #2020.
Gravenstein Elementary School
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 76% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3840 Twig Ave.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 823-5361
Grades: K-5
| 436 students
Rank: #2121.
Morris E. Dailey Charter Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3135 N. Harrison Ave.
Fresno, CA 93704
(559) 248-7060
Grades: K-5
| 398 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Heather Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2757 Melendy Dr.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7303
Grades: K-4
| 424 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Village
Charter School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
825 W. Parr Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 341-7042
Grades: K-5
| 272 students
Rank: #2424.
Westwood Charter Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 76% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2050 Selby Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 474-7788
Grades: K-5
| 829 students
Rank: #2525.
Quail Lake Environmental Charter
Charter School
Math: 74% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4087 N. Quail Lake Dr.
Clovis, CA 93611
(559) 524-6720
Grades: K-8
| 572 students
Rank: #2626.
Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter
Charter School
Math: 76% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
15530 Hesby St.
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 528-7000
Grades: K-8
| 554 students
Rank: #2727.
Marquez Charter
Charter School
Math: 72% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(3)
16821 Marquez Ave.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 454-4019
Grades: K-5
| 535 students
Rank: #2828.
Loomis Basin Charter
Charter School
Math: 72% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5438 Laird Rd.
Loomis, CA 95650
(916) 652-2642
Grades: K-8
| 436 students
Rank: #2929.
Sixth Street Prep
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
15476 Sixth St.
Victorville, CA 92395
(760) 241-0962
Grades: K-6
| 246 students
Rank: #3030.
University Preparatory High School
Charter School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
915 S. Mooney Blvd., Mariposa
Visalia, CA 93277
(559) 730-2529
Grades: 9-12
| 240 students
Rank: #3131.
Carpenter Community Charter
Charter School
Math: 69% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3909 Carpenter Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 761-4363
Grades: K-5
| 1,006 students
Rank: #3232.
Beckford Charter For Enriched Studies
Charter School
Math: 77% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
19130 Tulsa St.
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
(818) 360-1924
Grades: K-5
| 606 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
George Washington Charter
Charter School
Math: 71% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
45-768 Portola Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 862-4350
Grades: K-5
| 832 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Tierra Linda Middle School
Charter School
Math: 71% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
750 Dartmouth Ave.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7370
Grades: 5-8
| 719 students
Rank: #3535.
John Mccandless Charter
Charter School
Math: 73% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1700 Porter Way
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 953-8712
Grades: K-8
| 366 students
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