Top 10 Best Arizona Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 69 blue ribbon public schools serving 39,063 students in Arizona.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Arizona are Weinberg Gifted Academy, Knox Gifted Academy and Arizona College Prep Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Arizona blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 55% (versus the Arizona public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 61% (versus the 39% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Best Arizona Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Weinberg Gifted Academy
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5245 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85298
(480) 812-6600
Grades: PK-6
| 485 students
Rank: #22.
Knox Gifted Academy
Math: 90% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
700 W Orchid Ln
Chandler, AZ 85225
(480) 812-6100
Grades: PK-6
| 646 students
Rank: #33.
Arizona College Prep Middle School
Math: 88% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1150 W Erie St
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 883-5400
Grades: 6-8
| 707 students
Rank: #44.
Mesa For Advanced Studies
Math: 84% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
6919 E Brown Rd
Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 308-7400
Grades: 4-9
| 367 students
Rank: #55.
Cherokee Elementary School
Math: 86% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8801 N 56th St
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(480) 484-8700
Grades: PK-5
| 631 students
Rank: #66.
Arizona College Prep High School
Math: 91% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4477 S Gilbert Rd
Chandler, AZ 85249
(480) 424-8700
Grades: 7-12
| 1,225 students
Rank: #77.
Neely Traditional Academy
Math: 83% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
500 E Houston Ave
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 892-2805
Grades: PK-6
| 764 students
Rank: #88.
Gilbert Classical 7-12
Math: 80% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
55 N Greenfield Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 497-4034
Grades: 7-12
| 712 students
Rank: #99.
University High School
Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
421 N Arcadia Ave
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 232-5900
Grades: 8-12
| 1,129 students
Rank: #1010.
Challenger Basic School
Charter School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1315 N Greenfield Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 830-1750
Grades: K-6
| 345 students
Rank: #1111.
Fireside Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3725 E. Love Cactus Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-4700
Grades: PK-6
| 712 students
Rank: #1212.
Franklin Junior High School
Math: 75% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4949 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 472-8990
Grades: 7-8
| 272 students
Rank: #1313.
Phoenix Union Bioscience High School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
512 E Pierce St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 764-5600
Grades: 9-12
| 377 students
Rank: #1414.
Senita Valley Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10750 E Bilby Rd
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-3100
Grades: PK-8
| 666 students
Rank: #1515.
Horseshoe Trails Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5405 E. Pinnacle Vista Drive
Cave Creek, AZ 85327
(480) 272-8500
Grades: K-6
| 457 students
Rank: #1616.
Montessori Education Centre Charter School - Mesa
Charter School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2834 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 926-8375
Grades: K-7
| 252 students
Rank: #1717.
Vista Del Sur Accelerated
Math: 71% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3908 W South Mountain Rd
Laveen, AZ 85339
(602) 237-3046
Grades: PK-8
| 828 students
Rank: #1818.
Kyrene De La Sierra School
Math: 69% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1122 E Liberty Ln
Phoenix, AZ 85048
(480) 541-5200
Grades: PK-5
| 498 students
Rank: #1919.
Masada Charter School
Charter School
Math: 74% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
365 West Cannon Avenue
Colorado City, AZ 86021
(928) 875-2525
Grades: K-9
| 500 students
Rank: #2020.
University High School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9419 W Van Buren St
Tolleson, AZ 85353
(623) 478-4380
Grades: 9-12
| 405 students
Rank: #2121.
Sunrise Drive Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5301 E Sunrise Dr
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 209-7900
Grades: K-5
| 533 students
Rank: #2222.
General Myer Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
45103 Burns Street
Fort Huachuca, AZ 85670
(520) 459-8986
Grades: 3-5
| 294 students
Rank: #2323.
Mesquite Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9455 E Rita Rd
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 879-2102
Grades: K-5
| 716 students
Rank: #2424.
Reid Traditional Schools' Valley Academy
Charter School
Math: 66% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1520 W Rose Garden Ln
Phoenix, AZ 85027
(623) 516-7747
Grades: K-8
| 685 students
Rank: #2525.
Challenge Charter School
Charter School
Math: 63% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5801 W Greenbriar Dr
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 938-5411
Grades: K-6
| 421 students
Rank: #2626.
Chandler Traditional - Liberty Campus
Math: 68% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
550 N Emmett Dr
Chandler, AZ 85225
(480) 883-4900
Grades: PK-6
| 690 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Copper Canyon Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
17650 N 54th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 449-7200
Grades: PK-6
| 502 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Fruchthendler Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7470 E Cloud Rd
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 731-4400
Grades: PK-6
| 345 students
Rank: #2929.
Franklin East Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1753 E 8th Ave
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 472-6500
Grades: PK-6
| 607 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Alhambra Traditional School
Math: 65% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5725 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 484-8816
Grades: K-8
| 718 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Imagine Rosefield
Charter School
Math: 53% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12050 N Bullard Ave
Surprise, AZ 85379
(623) 344-4300
Grades: K-5
| 555 students
Rank: #3232.
Franklin West Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
236 S Sirrine
Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 472-5400
Grades: PK-6
| 451 students
Rank: #3333.
Vistancia Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
30009 N Sunrise Pt
Peoria, AZ 85383
(623) 773-6500
Grades: PK-8
| 1,112 students
Rank: #3434.
Jack Barnes Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
20750 S 214th St
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
(480) 987-7400
Grades: PK-6
| 630 students
Rank: #3535.
Tempe Preparatory Academy
Charter School
Math: 50% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1251 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 839-3402
Grades: 6-12
| 447 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Arizona?
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Arizona include Weinberg Gifted Academy, Knox Gifted Academy and Arizona College Prep Middle School.
How many blue ribbon public schools are located in Arizona?
69 blue ribbon public schools are located in Arizona.
What is the racial composition of students in Arizona?
Arizona blue ribbon public schools minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public schools average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

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