Expect More Arizona realizes that a big part of ensuring that all Arizona students graduate from high school with the opportunity to succeed in a postsecondary program is to celebrate success stories across our state. There are many examples of educational excellence in Arizona. In fact, according to US News & World Report, two of the top 10 High Schools in the nation are here. Tucson’s University High School (#4) and BASIS Tucson (#6) each ranked in the top 10 of the national rankings, and a number of other Arizona schools also made the extended list. The magazine ranks schools “based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college-bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.”

The top 10 high schools in Arizona are:

  1. University High School, Tucson (Ranked No. 4 nationally)
  2. Basis Tucson, Tucson (Ranked No. 6 nationally)
  3. Northland Preparatory Academy, Flagstaff (Ranked No. 70 nationally)
  4. Sonoran Science Academy Tucson, Tucson (Ranked No. 144 nationally)
  5. Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, Flagstaff (Ranked No. 190 nationally)
  6. Estrella Foothills High School, Goodyear (Ranked No. 373 nationally)
  7. Catalina Foothills High School, Tucson (Ranked No. 378 nationally)
  8. Pinnacle High School, Phoenix (Ranked No. 681 nationally)
  9. Mountain View High School, Mesa (Ranked No. 978 nationally)
  10. Chaparral High School, Scottsdale (Ranked No. 1,000 nationally)

See complete Arizona High School Rankings.