Top 10 Best Maricopa County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 1302 public schools serving 760,900 students in Maricopa County, AZ (there are 311 private schools, serving 47,947 private students). 94% of all K-12 students in Maricopa County, AZ are educated in public schools (compared to the AZ state average of 94%).
The top ranked public schools in Maricopa County, AZ are Weinberg Gifted Academy, Knox Gifted Academy and Basis Chandler Primary- South Campus. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Maricopa County, AZ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 34% (versus the Arizona public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 39% statewide average). Schools in Maricopa County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of Arizona public schools.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Best Maricopa County 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.
Basis Chandler Primary- South Campus
Charter School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
204 W. Chandler Heights Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85248
(480) 494-2200
Grades: K-5
| 486 students
Rank: #44.
Basis Scottsdale Primary - East Campus
Charter School
Math: 90% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
7214 E Jenan Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 900-1858
Grades: K-4
| 564 students
Rank: #55.
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: #6 - 76. - 7.
Basis Scottsdale
Charter School
Math: 87% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10400 N 128th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
(480) 451-7500
Grades: 4-12
| 1,057 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
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: #88.
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: #99.
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: #1010.
Basis Chandler
Charter School
Math: 88% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4825 S Arizona Ave
Chandler, AZ 85248
(480) 907-6072
Grades: 5-12
| 1,154 students
Rank: #1111.
Basis Phoenix
Charter School
Math: 88% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
11850 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(602) 595-9870
Grades: 5-12
| 730 students
Rank: #1212.
Basis Scottsdale Primary - West Campus
Charter School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
7496 E Tierra Buena Ln
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 900-1858
Grades: K-4
| 420 students
Rank: #1313.
Chandler Traditional - Independence
Math: 85% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1405 W Lake Dr
Chandler, AZ 85248
(480) 224-2700
Grades: PK-6
| 838 students
Rank: #1414.
Franklin At Brimhall Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4949 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 472-2600
Grades: PK-6
| 759 students
Rank: #1515.
Basis Chandler Primary - North Campus
Charter School
Math: 83% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1800 E Chandler Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85225
(480) 798-6447
Grades: K-4
| 629 students
Rank: #1616.
Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
19684 S. 225th Pl
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
(480) 987-7490
Grades: PK-6
| 486 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Basis Ahwatukee
Charter School
Math: 83% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10210 S 50th Pl
Phoenix, AZ 85044
(480) 659-2294
Grades: 4-12
| 720 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
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: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Basis Peoria
Charter School
Math: 79% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
25950 N Lake Pleasant Pkwy
Peoria, AZ 85383
(623) 566-9100
Grades: 5-12
| 943 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
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: #2121.
Sequoya Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11808 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 484-3200
Grades: PK-5
| 577 students
Rank: #2222.
Great Hearts Academies - Archway Chandler
Charter School
Math: 83% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1951 N Alma School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(480) 855-6474
Grades: K-12
| 529 students
Rank: #2323.
Bright Beginnings School #1
Charter School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
400 N Andersen Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 821-1404
Grades: K-6
| 283 students
Rank: #2424.
Bridges Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5205 S Soboba St
Gilbert, AZ 85298
(480) 279-8700
Grades: K-6
| 726 students
Rank: #2525.
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: #2626.
Basis Phoenix Primary
Charter School
Math: 80% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11850 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(602) 598-0330
Grades: K-5
| 754 students
Rank: #2727.
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: #2828.
Hopi Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5110 E Lafayette Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(480) 484-2000
Grades: K-5
| 719 students
Rank: #2929.
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: #3030.
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: #3131.
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: #3232.
Basis Peoria Primary
Charter School
Math: 77% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
25950 N Lake Pleasant Pkwy
Peoria, AZ 85383
(623) 251-1504
Grades: K-4
| 662 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Cheyenne Traditional School
Math: 78% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13636 N 100th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 484-5600
Grades: PK-8
| 913 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
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: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Great Hearts Academies - Archway Lincoln
Charter School
Math: 79% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2250 S Gilbert Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(480) 424-1798
Grades: K-5
| 704 students
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Maricopa County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3900 East Camelback Rd 605
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(480) 833-8899
Grades: 9-12
| 6 students
3900 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(480) 833-8899
Grades: 9-12
| 9 students
1350 S. Longmore Suite 39
Phoenix, AZ 85020
(480) 833-8899
Grades: 9-12
| 13 students
2100 West Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85015
(602) 274-0422
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
13002 North 33rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85029
(602) 843-0681
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
425 North 36th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 389-4271
Grades: K-8
| 83 students
735 E Fillmore St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 257-4843
Grades: 7-8
| n/a students
2301 West Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85015
(602) 257-3790
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
1624 West Adams - Education Sy
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Grades: 5-12
| 28 students
2800 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85027
(623) 869-9050
Grades: 5-12
| 152 students
2716 North Dobson Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 559-9224
Grades: K-9
| n/a students
16428 N 21st St
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(602) 449-2000
Grades: PK-6
| 293 students
19843 E. Chandler Heights Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
(480) 420-2150
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
1441 S 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 353-5002
Grades: PK-8
| 402 students
3802 West Maryland
Phoenix, AZ 85019
(602) 246-0578
Grades: 9-10
| 133 students
1313 W Medina
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 472-0200
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
4508 W Northern
Glendale, AZ 85302
(623) 435-6000
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
3820 E. Ray Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85044
(480) 961-2214
Grades: K-7
| 60 students
1333 W. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 532-0100
Grades: K-11
| 183 students
1837 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 340-1100
Grades: K-11
| 214 students
4730 W. Campbell
Phoenix, AZ 85031
(623) 848-8646
Grades: 4-8
| 1,102 students
1801 S 12th St
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 257-3915
Grades: K-6
| 323 students
2920 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 222-9278
Grades: K-8
| 56 students
2165 N Power Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(480) 854-1504
Grades: 9-12
| 126 students
10620 N. 43rd Ave
Glendale, AZ 85304
(602) 978-0011
Grades: K-6
| 32 students
251 North Roosevelt Ave
Chandler, AZ 85226
(480) 940-5200
Grades: K-6
| 22 students
1810 S. Louis Street
Mesa, AZ 85210
(602) 506-2707
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
5323 N 99th Ave #210
Glendale, AZ 85305
(866) 339-4946
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
3820 E Nisbet Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-2000
Grades: PK-6
| 314 students
7214 East Jenan Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(602) 437-3927
Grades: K-4
| 168 students
4039 East Raymond St
Phoenix, AZ 85040
(602) 437-3927
Grades: K-8
| 141 students
7310 North 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85051
(602) 424-1830
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
915 E Diversion Dam Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 542-5620
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
12610 W Silverbell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 542-5620
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
3402 W Cocopah St
Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 542-5620
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Maricopa County, AZ?
The top ranked public schools in Maricopa County, AZ include Weinberg Gifted Academy, Knox Gifted Academy and Basis Chandler Primary- South Campus.
How many public schools are located in Maricopa County, AZ?
1,302 public schools are located in Maricopa County, AZ.
What percentage of students in Maricopa County, AZ go to public school?
94% of all K-12 students in Maricopa County, AZ are educated in public schools (compared to the AZ state average of 94%).
What is the racial composition of students in Maricopa County, AZ?
Maricopa County, AZ public schools minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public schools average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

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