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For the 2021 school year, there are 1216 public schools serving 732,264 students in Maricopa County, AZ. Maricopa County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arizona.
The top ranked public schools in Maricopa County, AZ are Knox Gifted Academy, Gilbert Classical Academy High School and Mesa Academy For Advanced Studies. 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 47% (versus the Arizona public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 44% 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 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Maricopa County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Knox Gifted Academy Math: 97% | Reading: 96%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    700 W Orchid Ln
    Chandler, AZ 85225
    (480) 812-7000

    Grades: PK-6 | 670 students
  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Gilbert Classical Academy High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    55 N. Greenfield Rd.
    Gilbert, AZ 85234
    (480) 497-4024

    Grades: 8-12 | 310 students
  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Mesa Academy For Advanced Studies Math: 95% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    6919 E. Brown Rd.
    Mesa, AZ 85207
    (480) 308-7400

    Grades: 4-9 | 438 students
  • Rank: #44.
    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

    Grades: 9-12 | 345 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Arizona College Prep Oakland Campus Math: 96% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    191 West Oakland
    Chandler, AZ 85225
    (480) 224-3930

    Grades: 6-8 | 626 students
  • Rank: #66.
    University High School Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    9419 West Van Buren Street
    Tolleson, AZ 85353
    (623) 478-4380

    Grades: 9-12 | 503 students
  • 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

    Grades: 7-12 | 769 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Basis Chandler Charter School
    Math: 95% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4825 S. Arizona Ave
    Chandler, AZ 85248
    (480) 907-6072

    Grades: 5-12 | 951 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Great Hearts Academies - Archway Scottsdale Charter School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    7496 East Tierra Buena Lane
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
    (602) 438-7045

    Grades: K-12 | 399 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Basis Scottsdale Charter School
    Math: 93% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    10400 N. 128th St
    Scottsdale, AZ 85259
    (480) 451-7500

    Grades: 4-12 | 1,148 student
  • Rank: #1111.
    Basis Peoria Charter School
    Math: 93% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    25950 North Lake Pleasant Park
    Peoria, AZ 85383
    (623) 566-9100

    Grades: 5-12 | 831 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    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
    (520) 219-6000

    Grades: K-5 | 464 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Basis Scottsdale Primary Charter School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    11735 N. Scottsdale Rd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    (520) 219-6000

    Grades: K-5 | 550 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Basis Phoenix Charter School
    Math: 89% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    11850 N. 32nd St
    Phoenix, AZ 85028
    (602) 595-9870

    Grades: 5-12 | 787 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Franklin Junior High School Math: 90% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4949 E. Southern Ave.
    Mesa, AZ 85206
    (480) 472-2600

    Grades: 7-9 | 272 students
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Math: 90% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1405 W. Lake Dr.
    Chandler, AZ 85248
    (480) 224-2700

    Grades: PK-6 | 827 students
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Kyrene De La Sierra School Math: 90% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1122 E Liberty Lane
    Phoenix, AZ 85048
    (480) 541-1000

    Grades: PK-5 | 547 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Basis Peoria Primary Charter School
    Math: 90% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    25950 North Lake Pleasant Park
    Peoria, AZ 85383
    (623) 251-1504

    Grades: K-4 | 627 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Basis Mesa Charter School
    Math: 87% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5010 S. Eastmark Parkway
    Mesa, AZ 85212
    (602) 239-4807

    Grades: 3-12 | 622 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Basis Ahwatukee Charter School
    Math: 91% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    10210 S. 50th Place
    Phoenix, AZ 85044
    (480) 659-2294

    Grades: 3-12 | 769 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Candeo Peoria Charter School
    Math: 87% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    9965 W. Calle Lejos
    Peoria, AZ 85383
    (623) 979-6500

    Grades: K-8 | 536 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Alhambra Traditional School Math: 93% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3736 W Osborn Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85019
    (602) 484-8816

    Grades: K-8 | 710 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Franklin At Brimhall Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4949 E. Southern Ave.
    Mesa, AZ 85206
    (480) 472-2600

    Grades: PK-6 | 885 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Madison Traditional Academy Math: 84% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    925 E. Maryland Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85014
    (602) 745-4001

    Grades: PK-8 | 804 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Bridges Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5205 S. Soboba St
    Gilbert, AZ 85298
    (480) 279-7000

    Grades: K-6 | 708 students
  • Rank: #26-2726.- 27.
    Basis Chandler Primary - North Campus Charter School
    Math: 87% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1800 E. Chandler Blvd.
    Chandler, AZ 85225
    (520) 219-6000

    Grades: K-4 | 577 students
  • Rank: #26-2726.- 27.
    Fireside Elementary School Math: 87% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3725 E. Love Cactus Drive
    Phoenix, AZ 85050
    (602) 449-4700

    Grades: PK-6 | 805 students
  • Rank: #28-3128.- 31.
    Bright Beginnings School #1 Charter School
    Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    400 N. Andersen Blvd.
    Chandler, AZ 85224
    (480) 821-1404

    Grades: K-6 | 246 students
  • Rank: #28-3128.- 31.
    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

    Grades: K-6 | 270 students
  • Rank: #28-3128.- 31.
    Great Hearts Academies - Archway Chandler Charter School
    Math: 88% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1951 North Alma School Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
    (480) 855-6474

    Grades: K-12 | 532 students
  • Rank: #28-3128.- 31.
    Khalsa Montessori Elementary School - Phoenix Charter School
    Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2536 N. 3rd Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    (602) 252-3799

    Grades: K-6 | 149 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Self Development Charter School Charter School
    Math: 87% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1709 N Greenfield
    Mesa, AZ 85205
    (480) 641-2640

    Grades: K-8 | 461 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Gilbert Classical Academy Junior Math: 83% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1016 N. Burk Street
    Gilbert, AZ 85234
    (480) 497-4024

    Grades: 6-8 | 236 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Kyrene Del Cielo School Math: 87% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1350 N. Lakeshore Dr.
    Chandler, AZ 85226
    (480) 541-1000

    Grades: PK-5 | 711 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Anasazi Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    12121 N 124th Street
    Scottsdale, AZ 85259
    (480) 484-6100

    Grades: PK-5 | 475 students
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