Top 10 Best Arizona Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 59 blue ribbon public schools serving 35,034 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 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.
Arizona blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 73% (versus the Arizona public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 69% (versus the 44% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Arizona Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Rank: #11.
    University High School Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    421 N. Arcadia Blvd.
    Tucson, AZ 85711
    (520) 225-6060

    1,100 student
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #22.
    Knox Gifted Academy Math: 97% | Reading: 96%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    700 W Orchid Ln
    Chandler, AZ 85225
    (480) 812-7000

    670 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #3-43.-4.
    Gilbert Classical Academy High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    55 N. Greenfield Rd.
    Gilbert, AZ 85234
    (480) 497-4024

    310 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #3-43.-4.
    Mesa Academy For Advanced Studies Math: 95% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    6919 E. Brown Rd.
    Mesa, AZ 85207
    (480) 308-7400

    438 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #55.
    Phoenix Union Bioscience High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    512 East Pierce Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    (602) 764-5600

    345 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #66.
    Arizona College Prep Oakland Campus Math: 96% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    191 West Oakland
    Chandler, AZ 85225
    (480) 224-3930

    626 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #77.
    Arizona College Prep Erie Campus Math: 94% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1150 W. Erie
    Chandler, AZ 85224
    (480) 883-5270

    769 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #88.
    Franklin Junior High School Math: 90% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4949 E. Southern Ave.
    Mesa, AZ 85206
    (480) 472-2600

    272 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #99.
    Kyrene De La Sierra School Math: 90% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1122 E Liberty Lane
    Phoenix, AZ 85048
    (480) 541-1000

    547 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #1010.
    Alhambra Traditional School Math: 93% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3736 W Osborn Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85019
    (602) 484-8816

    710 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #1111.
    Challenger Basic School Charter School
    Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1315 North Greenfield Road
    Gilbert, AZ 85234
    (480) 830-1750

    270 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #1212.
    Neely Traditional Academy Math: 86% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    321 W. Juniper Ave.
    Gilbert, AZ 85233
    (480) 497-3300

    776 students
    Year: 2009
  • Rank: #1313.
    Montessori Education Centre Charter School - Mesa Charter School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2834 East Southern Avenue
    Mesa, AZ 85204
    (480) 926-8375

    251 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #1414.
    Horseshoe Trails Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5405 E. Pinnacle Vista Drive
    Cave Creek, AZ 85327
    (480) 575-2000

    651 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #1515.
    Mesquite Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    9455 E. Rita Road
    Tucson, AZ 85747
    (520) 879-2100

    647 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #1616.
    Copper Canyon Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    17650 North 54th Street
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    (602) 449-7200

    635 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #1717.
    Vista Del Sur Accelerated Math: 80% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3908 W. South Mountain Ave
    Laveen, AZ 85339
    (602) 237-3046

    801 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #1818.
    Reid Traditional Schools' Valley Academy Charter School
    Math: 73% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1520 West Rose Garden Lane
    Phoenix, AZ 85027
    (623) 516-7747

    767 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #1919.
    Masada Charter School Charter School
    Math: 78% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    365 West Cannon Avenue
    Colorado City, AZ 86021
    (928) 875-2525

    511 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #2020.
    Franklin East Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1753 East 8th Ave
    Mesa, AZ 85204
    (480) 472-6500

    738 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #2121.
    Mexicayotl Charter School Charter School
    Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2059 N. Grand Ave
    Nogales, AZ 85621
    (520) 287-6790

    161 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #2222.
    Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus Math: 78% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    550 N. Emmett
    Chandler, AZ 85225
    (480) 812-7000

    653 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #2323.
    Tempe Preparatory Academy Charter School
    Math: 70% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1251 E. Southern Ave
    Tempe, AZ 85283
    (480) 839-3402

    438 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #2424.
    Madison Heights Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    7150 N 22nd Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85020
    (602) 664-7800

    461 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #2525.
    Pima Butte Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    42202 W. Rancho El Dorado Pkw
    Maricopa, AZ 85138
    (520) 568-7150

    472 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #26-2726.- 27.
    Jack Barnes Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    20750 S. 214th Street
    Queen Creek, AZ 85142
    (480) 987-7400

    695 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #26-2726.- 27.
    Vista College Preparatory Charter School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    812 S. 6th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85003
    (602) 321-1707

    299 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #2828.
    Imagine Rosefield Charter School
    Math: 69% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    12050 N. Bullard Avenue
    Surprise, AZ 85379
    (623) 344-4300

    749 students
    Year: n/a
  • Rank: #2929.
    Arizona School For The Arts Charter School
    Math: 64% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1410 North 3rd Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    (602) 257-1444

    840 students
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #3030.
    Challenge Charter School Charter School
    Math: 68% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5801 West Greenbriar Drive
    Glendale, AZ 85308
    (602) 938-5411

    502 students
    Year: 2007
  • Rank: #3131.
    Academy Of Math And Science Charter School
    Math: 77% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1557 W Prince Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85705
    (520) 293-2676

    455 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #32-3332.- 33.
    Franklin West Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    236 S. Sirrine Ave.
    Mesa, AZ 85210
    (480) 470-5400

    551 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #32-3332.- 33.
    Fuller Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1975 East Cornell Drive
    Tempe, AZ 85283
    (480) 897-6228

    695 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #3434.
    Highland High School Math: 68% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4301 East Guadalupe Road
    Gilbert, AZ 85296
    (480) 497-3300

    2,985 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #3535.
    Lookout Mountain School Math: 65% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    15 W Coral Gables Dr
    Phoenix, AZ 85023
    (602) 896-5900

    970 students
    Year: 2020
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