Top 10 Best Columbus Public Charter Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 74 public charter schools serving 22,770 students in Columbus, OH.
The top ranked public charter schools in Columbus, OH are Columbus Preparatory Academy, Arts & College Preparatory Academy and Midnimo Cross Cultural Community School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Columbus, OH public charter schools have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the Ohio public charter school average of 23%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 37% statewide average). Charter schools in Columbus have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Ohio public charter schools.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Ohio public charter school average of 64% (majority Black).

Best Public Charter Schools in Columbus, OH (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Columbus Preparatory Academy
Charter School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3330 Chippewa St
Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 275-3600
Grades: K-12
| 786 students
Rank: #22.
Arts & College Preparatory Academy
Charter School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4401 Hilton Corporate Dr
Columbus, OH 43232
(614) 986-9974
Grades: 7-12
| 490 students
Rank: #33.
Midnimo Cross Cultural Community School
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1567 Loretta Ave
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 261-7480
Grades: 6-8
| 141 students
Rank: #44.
Focus Learning Of Central Columbus
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2775 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 206-2169
Grades: K-3
| 91 students
Rank: #55.
Summit Transition High School-columbus
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2521 Fairwood Ave
Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 880-0714
Grades: 9-12
| 55 students
Rank: #66.
United Preparatory Academy
Charter School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
617 W State St
Columbus, OH 43215
(877) 644-6338
Grades: K-5
| 302 students
Rank: #77.
International Of Columbus
Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2439 Fuji Dr
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 794-0643
Grades: K-8
| 271 students
Rank: #88.
Cesar Chavez College Preparatory School
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2400 Mock Rd
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 294-3020
Grades: K-5
| 290 students
Rank: #99.
Oakstone Community School
Special Education School
Charter School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5747 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43231
(614) 865-3413
Grades: K-12
| 233 students
Rank: #1010.
Horizon Science Columbus
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1070 Morse Rd
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 846-7616
Grades: 9-12
| 503 students
Rank: #1111.
Patriot Preparatory Academy
Charter School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4938 Beatrice Dr
Columbus, OH 43227
(614) 864-5332
Grades: K-12
| 718 students
Rank: #1212.
Focus Learning Of Northern Columbus
Charter School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1880 E Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 547-0920
Grades: K-8
| 613 students
Rank: #1313.
Columbus Humanities Arts And Technology Academy
Charter School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1333 Morse Rd
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 261-1200
Grades: K-8
| 627 students
Rank: #1414.
Columbus Collegiate - West
Charter School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Dana Ave
Columbus, OH 43223
(614) 545-9570
Grades: 6-8
| 232 students
Rank: #1515.
South Columbus Preparatory At Southfield
Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3220 Groveport Rd
Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 986-0116
Grades: K-8
| 282 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Central High School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
840 W State St
Columbus, OH 43222
(614) 362-7530
Grades: 9-12
| 80 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Road To Success Academy
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1634 Minnesota Ave
Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 636-4101
Grades: 9-11
| 75 students
Rank: #1818.
North Woods Career Prep High School
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1900 E Dublin Granville Rd Ste
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 891-9041
Grades: 9-12
| 109 students
Rank: #1919.
Horizon Science Elementary School
Charter School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2835 Morse Rd
Columbus, OH 43231
(614) 475-4585
Grades: 3-5
| 437 students
Rank: #2020.
Westside Academy
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4330 Clime Rd North
Columbus, OH 43228
(614) 272-9392
Grades: K-8
| 311 students
Rank: #2121.
Capital High School
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
640 Harrisburg Pike
Columbus, OH 43223
(614) 626-6775
Grades: 9-12
| 117 students
Rank: #2222.
Columbus Performance Academy
Charter School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
274 E 1st Ave
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 318-0720
Grades: K-8
| 160 students
Rank: #2323.
Columbus Collegiate Academy
Charter School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1469 E Main St
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 299-5284
Grades: 6-8
| 229 students
Rank: #2424.
South Scioto Academy
Charter School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 Winslow Dr
Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 445-7684
Grades: K-8
| 208 students
Rank: #2525.
Noble Academy-columbus
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1329 Bethel Rd
Columbus, OH 43220
(614) 326-0687
Grades: K-8
| 300 students
Rank: #2626.
Great River Connections Academy
Charter School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3650 Olentangy River Rd Ste 43
Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 368-1122
Grades: K-12
| 1,529 students
Rank: #2727.
Educational For Boys & Girls
Charter School
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
35 Midland Ave
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 351-1774
Grades: K-5
| 129 students
Rank: #2828.
Kipp Columbus
Charter School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2900 Inspire Drive
Columbus, OH 43224
(614) 263-6137
Grades: K-12
| 1,873 students
Rank: #2929.
United Preparatory East
Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
31 N 17th St
Columbus, OH 43203
(614) 586-1228
Grades: K-4
| 229 students
Rank: #3030.
Charles School At Ohio Dominican University
Charter School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1270 Brentnell Ave
Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 258-8588
Grades: 9-12
| 322 students
Rank: #3131.
Zenith East
Charter School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2261 S Hamilton Rd
Columbus, OH 43232
(614) 577-0997
Grades: K-8
| 308 students
Rank: #3232.
Whitehall Preparatory And Fitness Academy
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3474 E Livingston Ave
Columbus, OH 43227
(614) 324-4585
Grades: K-8
| 329 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Eagle Charter Schools Of Ohio
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
873 Walcutt Ave
Columbus, OH 43219
(202) 459-6850
Grades: K-5
| 55 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Summit Community School-columbus
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2521 Fairwood Ave Ste 100
Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 237-5497
Grades: K-5
| 36 students
Rank: #3535.
Columbus Bilingual Academy-north
Charter School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 21%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2100 Morse Rd
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 547-4500
Grades: K-8
| 423 students
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Columbus, Ohio Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1111 Windsor Ave
Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 995-1545
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
4656 Heaton Rd
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 433-7510
Grades: K-8
| 363 students
43 South Douglass St
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 252-4441
Grades: 6-8
| 82 students
1500 E 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 401-4769
Grades: 9-12
| 59 students
1455 Huy Rd
Columbus, OH 43224
(614) 365-5977
Grades: PK-K
| 53 students
2400 Mock Rd
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 365-5453
Grades: PK-5
| 253 students
1555 Bryden Rd
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 564-9444
Grades: K-3
| 50 students
345 E Deshler Ave
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 365-5514
Grades: 6-9
| 367 students
387 E Beck St
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 365-6513
Grades: K-5
| 209 students
2740 Lockbourne Rd
Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 365-5414
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
1270 Brentnell Ave
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 365-6079
Grades: PK-5
| 286 students
4077 Karl Rd
Columbus, OH 43224
(614) 365-5985
Grades: 9-12
| 506 students
Brookwood Academy (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
Charter School
2685 E Livingston Ave
Columbus, OH 43209
(614) 231-1199
Grades: 4-12
| 89 students
3700 Corporate Dr Ste 140
Columbus, OH 43231
(614) 942-2030
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1414 Gault St
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 300-3685
Grades: K-5
| 144 students
4738 Kae Ave
Columbus, OH 43213
(614) 863-2883
Grades: 1
| 194 students
2440 Dawnlight Ave
Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 478-3875
Grades: K-6
| 109 students
4176 Helenrose Ln
Columbus, OH 43230
(614) 995-1985
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
4605 Hilton Corporate Dr
Columbus, OH 43232
(614) 863-1604
Grades: K-3
| 101 students
1565 Integrity Dr East
Columbus, OH 43209
(614) 443-3390
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2800 S Hamilton Rd
Columbus, OH 43232
(614) 322-7970
Grades: 6-11
| 70 students
1255 Leonard Ave
Columbus, OH 43203
(614) 297-1288
Grades: K-9
| 29 students
31 North 17th St
Columbus, OH 43203
(614) 365-6085
Grades: 6-8
| 71 students
3940 Karl Rd
Columbus, OH 43224
(614) 365-5996
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
35 Midland Ave
Columbus, OH 43223
(614) 324-1492
Grades: K-7
| 176 students
290 Brevoort Rd
Columbus, OH 43214
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2001 Hamilton Ave
Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 365-8811
Grades: 6-12
| 827 students
2283 Sunbury Rd
Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 478-9943
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Po Box 29645
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 523-2600
Grades: 9-12
| 48 students
251 E Weber Rd
Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 365-6014
Grades: 6-8
| 432 students
1418 East Broad St
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 372-2401
Grades: 6-9
| 49 students
350 Columbus City Center Dr
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 586-1800
Grades: 6-9
| 80 students
1234 East Deshler Ave
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 365-5518
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
43 South Douglass St
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 365-6087
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
4717 Hilton Corporate Dr
Columbus, OH 43232
(877) 644-6338
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public charter schools in Columbus, OH?
The top ranked public charter schools in Columbus, OH include Columbus Preparatory Academy, Arts & College Preparatory Academy and Midnimo Cross Cultural Community School.
How many public charter schools are located in Columbus, OH?
74 public charter schools are located in Columbus, OH.
What is the racial composition of students in Columbus, OH?
Columbus, OH public charter schools minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Ohio public charter schools average of 64% (majority Black).

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