Arizona High Schools Set High Standards for Excellence

Twelve Arizona high schools have been ranked among the top 100 in the country in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best High Schools.

The top-ranked Arizona school is BASIS Peoria, which came in at 12th overall. BASIS Scottsdale, BASIS Oro Valley, University High School (Tucson), and University High School (Tolleson) rounded out the top five Arizona schools, ranking 20th, 21st, 25th, and 27th, respectively.

Other Arizona schools that made the top 100 include BASIS Chandler (31st), Gilbert Classical Academy High School (32nd), BASIS Ahwatukee (33rd), BASIS Phoenix (42nd), BASIS Tucson North (45th), BASIS Mesa (55th), and BASIS Prescott (63rd).

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on a variety of factors, including academic performance, graduation rates, college readiness, and teacher qualifications.

This is the latest in a series of accolades for Arizona’s high schools. In 2022, Arizona was one of only five states to have three schools ranked among the top 10 in the country.

The success of Arizona’s high schools is due in part to the state’s strong investment in education. Arizona has one of the highest per-student spending levels in the country, and the state has also made a concerted effort to increase access to Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

As a result of these efforts, Arizona’s high schools are consistently outperforming their counterparts in other states. In 2022, Arizona’s graduation rate was 84.7%, which was higher than the national average of 83.6%. Arizona also had a higher percentage of students taking AP exams and scoring a 3 or higher than the national average.

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The success of Arizona’s high schools is a testament to the hard work of students, teachers, and administrators. It is also a sign of the state’s commitment to providing its students with a world-class education.

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