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For the 2021 school year, there are 318 public schools serving 120,390 students in Tucson, AZ. Tucson has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arizona.
The top ranked public schools in Tucson, 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.
Tucson, AZ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 41% (versus the Arizona public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 44% statewide average). Schools in Tucson have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Arizona public schools.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Arizona public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Tucson, AZ Public Schools (2021)

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

    Grades: 8-12 | 1,100 student
  • Rank: #22.
    Basis Oro Valley Charter School
    Math: 93% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    11155 N. Oracle Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85737
    (520) 308-5220

    Grades: 5-12 | 552 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Basis Oro Valley Primary Charter School
    Math: 91% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    11155 N Oracle Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85737
    (520) 308-5220

    Grades: K-6 | 731 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Pcjted - Catalina Foothills High School Vocational School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    6420 E. Broadway Blvd. Suite A
    Tucson, AZ 85710
    (520) 745-4588

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #55.
    Basis Tucson North Charter School
    Math: 89% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5740 E. River Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85750
    (520) 207-0076

    Grades: 5-12 | 960 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Pcjted - University High School Vocational School
    Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6420 E. Broadway Blvd. Suite A
    Tucson, AZ 85710
    (520) 745-4588

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #77.
    Esmond Station School Math: 86% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    9400 S. Atterbury Wash Way
    Tucson, AZ 85747
    (520) 879-3400

    Grades: PK-8 | 606 students
  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    Catalina Foothills High School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4300 E Sunrise Dr
    Tucson, AZ 85718
    (520) 209-8300

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,703 student
  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    Fruchthendler Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    7470 E Cloud Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85750
    (520) 731-4400

    Grades: PK-6 | 357 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Basis Tucson Primary Charter School
    Math: 84% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3825 E. 2nd St
    Tucson, AZ 85716
    (520) 326-6367

    Grades: K-12 | 773 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Pcjted - Empire High School Vocational School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6420 E. Broadway Blvd. Suite A
    Tucson, AZ 85710
    (520) 745-4588

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #1212.
    Mesquite Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    9455 E. Rita Road
    Tucson, AZ 85747
    (520) 879-2100

    Grades: PK-5 | 647 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Sunrise Drive Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5301 E. Sunrise Drive
    Tucson, AZ 85718
    (520) 209-7900

    Grades: K-5 | 572 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Manzanita School Math: 73% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3000 E. Manzanita Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85718
    (520) 209-7800

    Grades: K-5 | 592 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Sam Hughes Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    700 N. Wilson
    Tucson, AZ 85719
    (520) 225-6060

    Grades: PK-5 | 355 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Painted Sky Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    12620 N. Woodburne Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85755
    (520) 696-3800

    Grades: PK-5 | 397 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Pcjted - Vail High School Vocational School
    Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    6420 E. Broadway Blvd. Suite A
    Tucson, AZ 85710
    (520) 745-4588

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #1818.
    The Innovation Academy Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    825 West Desert Fairways Drive
    Tucson, AZ 85755
    (520) 696-5149

    Grades: K-5 | 316 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Pcjted - Tanque Verde High School Vocational School
    Math: 80-89% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    6420 E. Broadway Blvd. Suite A
    Tucson, AZ 85710
    (520) 745-4588

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #2020.
    Hermosa Montessori Charter Charter School
    Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    12051 E. Ft. Lowell
    Tucson, AZ 85749
    (520) 749-5518

    Grades: K-8 | 232 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Canyon View Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5725 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85750
    (520) 209-7700

    Grades: PK-5 | 425 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Desert Sky Middle School Math: 73% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    9850 E. Rankin Loop
    Tucson, AZ 85747
    (520) 762-2040

    Grades: 6-8 | 737 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Winifred Harelson Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    826 W Chapala Dr.
    Tucson, AZ 85704
    (520) 696-5000

    Grades: K-6 | 516 students
  • Rank: #24-2524.- 25.
    Highland Free School Charter School
    Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    510 S. Highland Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85719
    (520) 623-0104

    Grades: K-6 | 56 students
  • Rank: #24-2524.- 25.
    Pima County Jted At Empire Vocational School
    Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    10701 E. Maryann Cleveland Way
    Tucson, AZ 85741
    (520) 879-2042

    Grades: 9-12 | 1 student
  • Rank: #2626.
    Khalsa School Charter School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3701 E. River Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85718
    (520) 529-3611

    Grades: K-8 | 278 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    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

    Grades: K-12 | 455 students
  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Academy Of Tucson High School Charter School
    Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    10720 East 22nd Street
    Tucson, AZ 85748
    (520) 733-0096

    Grades: 9-12 | 147 students
  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Pima County Jted Annex Vocational School
    Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2843 West Master Pieces Drive
    Tucson, AZ 85741
    (520) 352-5833

    Grades: 9-12 | 2 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center Inc. - Prescott Valley Charter School
    Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    7500 Civic Circle Dr.
    Tucson, AZ 85701
    (602) 297-8500

    Grades: 9-12 | 236 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Orange Grove Middle School Math: 69% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1911 E Orange Grove Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85718
    (520) 209-8200

    Grades: 6-8 | 675 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Desert Willow Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    9400 East Esmond Loop
    Tucson, AZ 85747
    (520) 762-2040

    Grades: PK-5 | 814 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Ventana Vista Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6085 N Kolb Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85750
    (520) 209-8000

    Grades: K-5 | 548 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Rincon Vista Middle School Math: 70% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    10770 East Bilby Road
    Tucson, AZ 85747
    (520) 879-3200

    Grades: 6-8 | 635 students
  • Rank: #35-3635.- 36.
    Leman Academy Of Excellence-oro Valley Arizona Charter School
    Math: 68% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1410 W Tangerine Road
    Tucson, AZ 85715
    (520) 222-8253

    Grades: K-8 | 530 students
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