Top 10 Best Arizona Public Schools (2021)

Arizona is the #14 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,117,176 students across the 2,393 public schools for the 2021 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Arizona is 45%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 44%.
The top ranked public schools in Arizona are University High School, Knox Gifted Academy and Gilbert Classical Academy High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 62% (majority majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 19:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(AZ) School Average
American Indian
6%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
45%
Black
5%
White
38%
Two or more races
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.

Top Overall Ranked Public Schools in Arizona (2021)

  • School Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.Math: ≥99% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 8-12421 N. Arcadia Blvd.
    TucsonAZ 85711
    (520) 225-6060

  • Rank: #22.
    Knox Gifted Academy
    Math: 97% (Top 1%) Reading: 96% (Top 1%)Math: 97% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-6700 W Orchid Ln
    ChandlerAZ 85225
    (480) 812-7000

  • Rank: #3-43.-4.Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 8-1255 N. Greenfield Rd.
    GilbertAZ 85234
    (480) 497-4024

  • Rank: #3-43.-4.Math: 95% (Top 1%) Reading: 98% (Top 1%)Math: 95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 4-96919 E. Brown Rd.
    MesaAZ 85207
    (480) 308-7400

  • Rank: #55.Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12512 East Pierce Street
    PhoenixAZ 85004
    (602) 764-5600

  • Rank: #66.
    Basis Oro ValleyCharter School
    Math: 93% (Top 1%) Reading: 93% (Top 1%)Math: 93% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 5-1211155 N. Oracle Rd.
    TucsonAZ 85737
    (520) 308-5220

  • Rank: #77.Math: 96% (Top 1%) Reading: 90% (Top 1%)Math: 96% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-8191 West Oakland
    ChandlerAZ 85225
    (480) 224-3930

  • Rank: #88.Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-129419 West Van Buren Street
    TollesonAZ 85353
    (623) 478-4380

  • Rank: #99.Math: 94% (Top 1%) Reading: 91% (Top 1%)Math: 94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 7-121150 W. Erie
    ChandlerAZ 85224
    (480) 883-5270

  • Rank: #1010.
    Basis ChandlerCharter School
    Math: 95% (Top 1%) Reading: 90% (Top 1%)Math: 95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 5-124825 S. Arizona Ave
    ChandlerAZ 85248
    (480) 907-6072

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Top Arizona Public Schools by County (2021)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
61 Schools
13,663 Students
88% Minority
78 Schools
18,809 Students
65% Minority
71 Schools
20,868 Students
65% Minority
34 Schools
7,593 Students
60% Minority
34 Schools
6,514 Students
48% Minority
9 Schools
1,753 Students
61% Minority
14 Schools
2,465 Students
78% Minority
1,240 Schools
732,482 Students
60% Minority
65 Schools
23,658 Students
35% Minority
87 Schools
21,630 Students
70% Minority
365 Schools
144,233 Students
68% Minority
128 Schools
51,190 Students
61% Minority
27 Schools
9,976 Students
97% Minority
100 Schools
24,665 Students
36% Minority
80 Schools
37,677 Students
87% Minority
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