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Here are the top-ranked high schools in Arizona for 2022

By Katherine Davis-Young
Published: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:42pm
Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 7:34am

BASIS Charter School
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BASIS Chandler Primary North Campus.

Thirteen schools in Arizona make the list for the top 100 high schools in the country in the newest rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

BASIS Chandler, a charter school with about 300 students, is once again the top-ranked high school in Arizona. It comes in at No. 11 in national rankings — last year it had ranked eighth. Several other BASIS charter school locations also make the list for Arizona’s highest scoring schools this year.

The top-performing district-run school in the state is University High School in Tucson, which ranks 28th nationally.

U.S. News and World Report gives rankings to nearly 24,000 public, charter and magnet schools nationwide. The scores are based on college readiness, graduation rates and state assessments, but the rankings also weigh how well students from underserved backgrounds perform at each school.

The top-ranked high schools in Arizona, according to U.S. News and World Report, are:

  1. BASIS Chandler: 11th in national rankings
  2. BASIS Oro Valley: 27th in national rankings
  3. University High School, Tucson: 28th in national rankings
  4. BASIS Scottsdale: 29th in national rankings
  5. BASIS Peoria: 30th in national rankings
  6. University High School, Tolleson: 33rd in national rankings
  7. BASIS Flagstaff: 42nd in national rankings
  8. BASIS Tucson North: 54th in national rankings
  9. BASIS Ahwatukee: 56th in national rankings
  10. BASIS Phoenix: 58th in national rankings
  11. BASIS Mesa: 66th in national rankings
  12. BASIS Prescott: 81st in national rankings
  13. Gilbert Classical Academy High School: 89th in national rankings