Top 10 Best Pima County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 395 public schools serving 148,823 students in Pima County, AZ (there are 94 private schools, serving 13,354 private students). 92% of all K-12 students in Pima County, AZ are educated in public schools (compared to the AZ state average of 94%).
The top ranked public schools in Pima County, AZ are University High School, Basis Oro Valley and Basis Oro Valley Primary. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Pima County, AZ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 34% (versus the Arizona public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 41% statewide average). Schools in Pima County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Arizona public schools.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Arizona public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Pima County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
University High School
(Math: ≥99% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
421 N Arcadia Ave
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 232-5900
Grades: 8-12
| 1,129 students
Rank: #22.
Basis Oro Valley
Charter School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
11155 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85737
(520) 308-5220
Grades: 5-12
| 575 students
Rank: #33.
Basis Oro Valley Primary
Charter School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11155 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85737
(520) 812-5900
Grades: K-6
| 665 students
Rank: #44.
Senita Valley Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10750 E Bilby Rd
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-3100
Grades: PK-8
| 666 students
Rank: #55.
Basis Tucson Primary
Charter School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3825 E 2nd St
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 326-6367
Grades: K-12
| 789 students
Rank: #66.
Fruchthendler Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7470 E Cloud Rd
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 731-4400
Grades: PK-6
| 345 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Pcjted - Catalina Foothills High School
Vocational School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 79% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4300 E Sunrise Dr
Tucson, AZ 85741
(520) 209-8351
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Pcjted - Empire High School
Vocational School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10701 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way
Tucson, AZ 85741
(520) 879-3000
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Basis Tucson North
Charter School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5740 E River Rd
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 207-0076
Grades: 5-12
| 863 students
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Catalina Foothills High School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4300 E Sunrise Dr
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 209-8300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,855 students
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
The Innovation Academy
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
825 W Desert Fairways Dr
Tucson, AZ 85755
(520) 269-4610
Grades: PK-5
| 405 students
Rank: #1212.
Esmond Station School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9400 S Atterbury Wash Way
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 879-3400
Grades: PK-8
| 730 students
Rank: #1313.
Pcjted - University High School
Vocational School
(Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
421 N Arcadia Ave
Tucson, AZ 85741
(520) 225-4300
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1414.
Sunrise Drive Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5301 E Sunrise Dr
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 209-7900
Grades: K-5
| 533 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Mesquite Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9455 E Rita Rd
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 879-2102
Grades: K-5
| 716 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Ocotillo Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10701 S. White Lightning
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-3600
Grades: PK-5
| 601 students
Rank: #1717.
Pima County Jted At Empire
Vocational School
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 70-79% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10701 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way
Tucson, AZ 85741
(520) 352-5833
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1818.
Empire High School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10701 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 879-3000
Grades: 9-12
| 861 students
Rank: #1919.
Ventana Vista Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6085 N Kolb Rd
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 209-8000
Grades: K-5
| 494 students
Rank: #2020.
Vail Blended Learning
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10775 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 879-1300
Grades: 6-12
| 66 students
Rank: #2121.
Manzanita School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3000 E Manzanita Ave
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 209-7800
Grades: K-5
| 608 students
Rank: #2222.
Vail & High School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7762 E Science Park Dr
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-1900
Grades: K-12
| 474 students
Rank: #2323.
Desert Willow Elementary School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9400 E Esmond Loop
Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 879-2302
Grades: K-5
| 784 students
Rank: #2424.
Sam Hughes Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
700 N Wilson Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 232-7400
Grades: PK-5
| 337 students
Rank: #2525.
Tanque Verde Elementary School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2600 N Fennimore Ave
Tucson, AZ 85749
(520) 749-4244
Grades: PK-6
| 658 students
Rank: #2626.
Leman Of Excellence-oro Valley Arizona
Charter School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1410 W Tangerine Rd
Tucson, AZ 85715
(520) 912-4005
Grades: K-8
| 975 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Agua Caliente School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
11420 E Limberlost Rd
Tucson, AZ 85749
(520) 749-2235
Grades: PK-6
| 472 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Canyon View Elementary School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5725 N Sabino Canyon Rd
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 209-7700
Grades: PK-5
| 422 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Painted Sky Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
12620 N Woodburne Ave
Tucson, AZ 85755
(520) 696-3800
Grades: PK-5
| 335 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Tanque Verde High School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4201 N Melpomene Way
Tucson, AZ 85749
(520) 760-0801
Grades: 9-12
| 666 students
Rank: #3131.
Pcjted - Vail High School
Vocational School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7762 E Science Park Dr
Tucson, AZ 85741
(520) 352-5833
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #3232.
Khalsa School
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3701 E River Rd
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 529-3611
Grades: K-8
| 245 students
Rank: #3333.
Copper Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
17650 S Canyon Edge Trl
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-3700
Grades: PK-5
| 408 students
Rank: #3434.
Corona Foothills Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
16705 S Houghton Rd
Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-3500
Grades: 6-8
| 592 students
Rank: #3535.
Leman Of Excellence
Charter School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7720 N Silverbell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85743
(520) 639-8080
Grades: K-8
| 1,120 students
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Pima County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2846 Drexel Road, Suite 100
Tucson, AZ 85746
(520) 578-2075
Grades: K-5
| 45 students
2859 East Elvira Rd D
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 889-4246
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
825 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 407-1200
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
3902 N Flowing Wells Rd
Tucson, AZ 85705
(602) 821-6900
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
P.o. Box 68
Ajo, AZ 85321
(520) 387-5618
Grades: PK-8
| 346 students
6211 East Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 731-2150
Grades: 5-9
| 40 students
1346 N. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 620-1100
Grades: K-6
| 186 students
2040 W Omar Drive
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 696-5000
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
5660 South 12th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 887-5863
Grades: K-8
| 191 students
40 West Ft. Lowell
Tucson, AZ 85734
(520) 807-9668
Grades: K-7
| 10 students
3434 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 722-1200
Grades: 9-12
| 74 students
1200 W Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85754
(520) 770-3731
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
5901 South Calle Santa Cruz
Tucson, AZ 85746
(520) 206-5000
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
2202 West Anklam Rd
Tucson, AZ 85709
(520) 225-6060
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
8181 East Irvington Bldg E5
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 225-6060
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
7600 North Shannon Rd Bldg. D
Tucson, AZ 85741
(520) 225-6060
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
802 West Silverlake Rd
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 573-1500
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Po Box 248
Sells, AZ 85634
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
3067 North Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 299-6259
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
2110 West Brichta Dr
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 225-6060
Grades: PK-6
| 348 students
2120 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 225-2510
Grades: 6-8
| 9 students
2120 East Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 225-6060
Grades: 9
| 17 students
4747 W. Calle Vicam
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 882-3029
Grades: 9-12
| 71 students
200 North Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 882-3029
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
2225 E Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 740-4704
Grades: 3-12
| 37 students
1270 W Silverlake Rd
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 740-4704
Grades: 7-12
| 23 students
7777 East Stella Rd
Tucson, AZ 85730
(520) 225-6060
Grades: 6-8
| 443 students
14500 North Oracle Rd.
Catalina, AZ 85738
(520) 818-3484
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
802 West Silverlake Rd
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 573-1500
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
3700 E Alvord
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-4700
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
925 E. Bilby Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85734
(520) 799-8403
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
732 W Roger Rd
Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 203-4876
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
5949 East 29th St
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 225-6060
Grades: PK-5
| 406 students
P. O. Box 11039
Tucson, AZ 85734
(520) 722-8130
Grades: K-8
| 156 students
5757 W. Ajo Highway
Tucson, AZ 85735
(520) 578-2022
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Pima County, AZ?
The top ranked public schools in Pima County, AZ include University High School, Basis Oro Valley and Basis Oro Valley Primary.
How many public schools are located in Pima County, AZ?
395 public schools are located in Pima County, AZ.
What percentage of students in Pima County, AZ go to public school?
92% of all K-12 students in Pima County, AZ are educated in public schools (compared to the AZ state average of 94%).
What is the racial composition of students in Pima County, AZ?
Pima County, AZ public schools minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Arizona public schools average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

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