BASIS, Arizona dominate U.S. News & World Report high school rankings

BASIS-Peoria was rated the nation’s #1 public high school, and a dozen Arizona schools scored among the country’s 100 best, according to newly-released, 2024 rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Among all states, Arizona and Florida tied for the most public high schools ranked among the Top 100 nationally.

“This independent analysis by U.S. News & World Report confirms what we already knew: Arizona has some of the best public schools in the country,” Jake Logan, President & CEO of the Arizona Charter Schools Association, said in a statement. “We congratulate BASIS and each of Arizona’s outstanding public charter and district schools for getting the recognition they deserve. This is truly a testament to Arizona’s excellent teachers and school leaders.”

The highly-anticipated U.S. News rankings are released annually and include a review of approximately 25,000 public high schools across all 50 states. Methodology takes into account graduation rate, curriculum, test performance, college readiness, academic achievement by low-income students and students of color, and other factors.

The BASIS charter network had 10 schools that rated among the nation’s 100 best. University High School, in Tucson, was Arizona’s highest-ranked district school and was rated #81 nationally.Public charter schools accounted for 23 of Arizona’s Top 50 public high schools, according to the rankings.

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