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Best Charter Public Elementary Schools in 2023-2024

By William Lee

High-quality elementary schools successfully prepare children for later learning and life in general. Here in California, three charter public elementary schools earned top state rankings this year's in U.S. News & World Report Top 10 Best Elementary Schools list.  

U.S. News identified these three charters after analyzing over 8,000 elementary schools in the Golden State. Take a look! 


  • Ranked #5 – White Oaks Elementary (San Carlos)
  • Ranked #7 – Yu Ming Charter (Oakland)
  • Ranked #9 – Canyon Charter Elementary (Santa Monica)

>> LEARN MORE: Click here to understand the unique role and mission of California’s charter public schools.


DID YOU KNOW? According to a 2023 study released by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes, students in California’s charter public schools gain the equivalent of 11 days of reading and 4 days of math compared to similar students in traditional public schools.