Top 10 Best Missouri Charter Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 72 charter public schools serving 22,964 students in Missouri.
Learn more about how charter schools work. The top ranked charter public schools in Missouri are University Academy-upper, Academie Lafayette-cherry and Academie Lafayette-oak. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Missouri charter public schools have an average math proficiency score of 28% (versus the Missouri public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 31% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Missouri public school average of 29% (majority Black).

Best Missouri Charter Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
University Academy-upper
Charter School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6801 Holmes Rd
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 412-5902
Grades: 9-12
| 237 students
Rank: #22.
Academie Lafayette-cherry
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3421 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 888-7400
Grades: K-3
| 481 students
Rank: #33.
Academie Lafayette-oak
Charter School
Math: 57% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6903 Oak
Kansas City, MO 64113
(816) 361-7735
Grades: 4-8
| 488 students
Rank: #44.
City Garden Montessori School
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1618 Tower Grove Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 664-7646
Grades: PK-8
| 270 students
Rank: #55.
Gateway Science Academy High School
Charter School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5049 Fyler Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63139
(314) 261-4361
Grades: 9-12
| 253 students
Rank: #66.
Gateway Science Acad/st Louis
Charter School
Math: 48% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6576 Smiley Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63139
(314) 932-7513
Grades: K-5
| 436 students
Rank: #77.
Crossroads - Central Street
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1015 Central
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 221-2600
Grades: K-8
| 422 students
Rank: #88.
Lift For Life Academy High School
Charter School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1731 S Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63104
(314) 231-2337
Grades: 9-12
| 319 students
Rank: #99.
North Side Community School
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3033 N Euclid Street
Saint Louis, MO 63115
(314) 385-4500
Grades: PK-5
| 398 students
Rank: #1010.
Delasalle Charter School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3737 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 561-4445
Grades: 9-12
| 196 students
Rank: #1111.
Lafayette Preparatory Academy
Charter School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1900 Lafayette Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63104
(314) 880-4458
Grades: K-6
| 270 students
Rank: #1212.
Frontier Stem High School
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6455 E Commerce Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64120
(816) 241-6202
Grades: 9-12
| 324 students
Rank: #1313.
University Academy-middle
Charter School
Math: 42% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6801 Holmes Rd
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 412-9272
Grades: 6-8
| 214 students
Rank: #1414.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Middle School
Charter School
Math: 50% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6401 Paseo Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 268-5660
Grades: 5-8
| 759 students
Rank: #1515.
Kipp St. Louis High School
Charter School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
706 N Jefferson Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63103
(314) 241-1030
Grades: 9
| n/a students
Rank: #1616.
University Academy-lower
Charter School
Math: 46% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6801 Holmes Rd
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 412-5973
Grades: K-5
| 649 students
Rank: #1717.
Gateway Science Academy Middle School
Charter School
Math: 42% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5049 Fyler Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63139
(314) 261-4361
Grades: 6-8
| 266 students
Rank: #1818.
Guadalupe Centers High School
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1524 Paseo Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 471-2582
Grades: 9-12
| 395 students
Rank: #1919.
Brookside Charter Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 45% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1815 East 63 Street
Kansas City, MO 64130
(816) 531-2192
Grades: PK-5
| 428 students
Rank: #2020.
St Louis Language Immersion School
Charter School
Math: 39% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4011 Papin St
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 533-0975
Grades: K-8
| 704 students
Rank: #2121.
Scuola Vita Nuova Charter
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(6)
535 Garfield Ave
Kansas City, MO 64124
(816) 231-5788
Grades: K-8
| 253 students
Rank: #2222.
Crossroads - Quality Hill
Charter School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1080 Washington Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 221-3191
Grades: K-4
| 229 students
Rank: #2323.
Frontier School Of Excellence-u
Charter School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5605 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 822-1331
Grades: 9-12
| 197 students
Rank: #2424.
Premier Charter School
Charter School
Math: 32% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5279 Fyler Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63139
(314) 645-9600
Grades: K-8
| 903 students
Rank: #2525.
Crossroads High School
Charter School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
911 Main St. Ste. 300
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 369-0090
Grades: 9
| n/a students
Rank: #2626.
Frontier School Of Innovation
Charter School
Math: 36% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
6700 Corporate Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64120
(816) 363-1907
Grades: K-5
| 687 students
Rank: #2727.
Eagle Tower Grove East
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2900 S. Grand Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63118
(314) 376-3480
Grades: K-4
| 154 students
Rank: #2828.
Eagle Tower Grove South
Charter School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3716 Morganford Rd.
Saint Louis, MO 63116
(314) 571-5762
Grades: K-7
| 229 students
Rank: #2929.
Allen Village High School
Charter School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
706 West 42nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 931-0177
Grades: 9-12
| 186 students
Rank: #3030.
Frontier School Of Excellence-m
Charter School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5605 Troost Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 822-1331
Grades: 6-8
| 113 students
Rank: #3131.
Frontier School Of Innovation-m
Charter School
Math: 31% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1575 Universal Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64120
(816) 822-1331
Grades: 6-8
| 311 students
Rank: #3232.
Academy For Integrated Arts
Charter School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
7910 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 444-1720
Grades: PK-6
| 207 students
Rank: #3333.
Kipp Victory Academy
Charter School
Math: 30% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
955 Arcade Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63118
(314) 454-9255
Grades: K-4
| 556 students
Rank: #3434.
Citizens Of The World Charter
Charter School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3435 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 499-8000
Grades: K-2
| 221 students
Rank: #3535.
South City
Charter School
Math: 27% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3112 Meramec
Saint Louis, MO 63118
(314) 481-4700
Grades: PK-8
| 788 students
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