Top 10 Best Arizona Public Schools (2024)

Arizona is the #13 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,138,681 students across the 2,477 public schools for the 2024 school year (there are 485 private schools, serving 70,893 students). 94% of all K-12 students in Arizona are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Arizona is 35%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 41%.
The top ranked public schools in Arizona are University High School, University High School and Arizona College Prep High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 64% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 18:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(AZ) School Average
American Indian
5%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
47%
Black
6%
White
35%
Two or more races
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Arizona (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
University High School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
9419 W Van Buren St
Tolleson, AZ 85353
(623) 478-4380
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
University High School
(Math: ≥99% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 8-12
421 N Arcadia Ave
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 232-5900
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Arizona College Prep High School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 92% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-12
4477 S Gilbert Rd
Chandler, AZ 85249
(480) 424-8700
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Arizona College Prep Middle School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 92% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-8
1150 W Erie St
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 883-5400
Rank: #55.
Weinberg Gifted Academy
(Math: 90% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 92% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
5245 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85298
(480) 812-6600
Rank: #66.
Gilbert Classical 7-12
(Math: 88% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 88% (Top 1%)
Reading: 94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-12
55 N Greenfield Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 497-4034
Rank: #77.
Basis Chandler
Charter School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 91% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: 5-12
4825 S Arizona Ave
Chandler, AZ 85248
(480) 907-6072
Rank: #88.
Basis Phoenix
Charter School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: 5-12
11850 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(602) 595-9870
Rank: #99.
Chandler Traditional - Independence
(Math: 92% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 92% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
1405 W Lake Dr
Chandler, AZ 85248
(480) 224-2700
Rank: #1010.
Mesa For Advanced Studies
(Math: 86% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 86% (Top 1%)
Reading: 94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 4-9
6919 E Brown Rd
Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 308-7400

Best Arizona Public Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
61
11,593
85%
78
18,159
65%
70
18,912
66%
34
7,841
62%
33
6,921
49%
12
2,393
80%
1,305
760,900
63%
70
23,563
37%
97
19,944
69%
395
148,823
70%
114
46,597
67%
101
23,817
39%
77
37,468
89%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Arizona?
The top ranked public schools in Arizona include University High School, University High School and Arizona College Prep High School.
How many public schools are located in Arizona?
2,477 public schools are located in Arizona.
What percentage of students in Arizona go to public school?
94% of all K-12 students in Arizona are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Arizona?
Minority enrollment in Arizona is 64% (majority Hispanic)

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