Top 10 Best 85281 Arizona Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 6,691 students in 85281, AZ (there are 4 private schools, serving 315 private students). 96% of all K-12 students in 85281, AZ are educated in public schools (compared to the AZ state average of 94%).
The top ranked public schools in 85281, AZ are New School For The Arts, Integrity Education Centre and Ombudsman - Charter Northeast. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Public schools in zipcode 85281 have an average math proficiency score of 14% (versus the Arizona public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 21% (versus the 41% statewide average). Schools in 85281, AZ have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Arizona public schools.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Arizona public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Best 85281, AZ Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
New School For The Arts
Charter School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1216 E Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 252-5414
Grades: 9-12
| 172 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Integrity Education Centre
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
515 E Continental Dr
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 731-4829
Grades: K-12
| 24 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Ombudsman - Charter Northeast
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1290 N. Scottsdale Road Ste 13
Tempe, AZ 85281
(602) 485-9872
Grades: 9-12
| 105 students
Rank: #44.
New School For The Arts Middle School
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1216 E Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 481-9235
Grades: 6-8
| 81 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Scales Technology Academy
(Math: 20% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1115 W 5th St
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 929-9909
Grades: PK-5
| 427 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Tempe High School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1730 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 967-1661
Grades: 9-12
| 1,561 students
Rank: #77.
Flora Thew Elementary School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2130 E Howe Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 894-5574
Grades: PK-5
| 471 students
Rank: #88.
Holdeman Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1326 W 18th St
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 966-9934
Grades: PK-5
| 375 students
Rank: #99.
Laird Elementary School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 N Scovel St
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 941-2440
Grades: PK-8
| 573 students
Rank: #1010.
Evit - Tempe High School
Vocational School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1730 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 461-4000
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1111.
Kaizen Education Foundation Dba South Pointe Elementary School
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2033 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
(602) 276-1943
Grades: K-6
| 308 students
Rank: #1212.
Gililland Middle School
(Math: 6% | Reading: 17%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1025 S Beck Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 966-7114
Grades: 6-8
| 794 students
Rank: #1313.
Student Choice High School
Alternative School
Charter School
(Math: 8% | Reading: 9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1833 N Scottsdale Rd
Tempe, AZ 85281
(623) 242-0689
Grades: 9-12
| 1,715 students
Rank: #1414.
Esperanza Prep
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1938 E Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ 85281
(602) 422-9080
Grades: K-8
| 85 students
Rank: n/an/a
300 E University Drive Suite 2
Tempe, AZ 85281
(844) 692-3372
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in 85281 Arizona

85281, Arizona Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1525 E Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 305-1015
Grades: 9-12
| 4 students
1290 N. Scottsdale Rd. 117
Tempe, AZ 85281
(602) 258-6797
Grades: 7-12
| 1 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in 85281, AZ?
The top ranked public schools in 85281, AZ include New School For The Arts, Integrity Education Centre and Ombudsman - Charter Northeast.
How many public schools are located in 85281, AZ?
15 public schools are located in 85281, AZ.
What percentage of students in 85281, AZ go to public school?
96% of all K-12 students in 85281, AZ are educated in public schools (compared to the AZ state average of 94%).
What is the racial composition of students in 85281, AZ?
85281, AZ public schools minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Arizona public schools average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

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