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Top 10 Best Arizona Public Schools (2023-24)

Arizona is the #13 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,138,898 students across the 2,474 public schools for the 2023-24 school year (there are , serving 70,235 students). 94% of all K-12 students in Arizona are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Arizona is 31%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 39%.
The top ranked public schools in Arizona are Weinberg Gifted Academy, Knox Gifted Academy and Basis Chandler Primary- South Campus. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 64% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 18:1.
Student by Ethnicity
(AZ) School Average
American Indian
5%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
47%
Black
6%
White
35%
Two or more races
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Arizona (2023-24)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Weinberg Gifted Academy
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
5245 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85298
(480) 812-6600
Rank: #22.
Knox Gifted Academy
Math: 90% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-6
700 W Orchid Ln
Chandler, AZ 85225
(480) 812-6100
Rank: #33.
Basis Chandler Primary- South Campus
Charter School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
204 W. Chandler Heights Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85248
(480) 494-2200
Rank: #44.
Basis Scottsdale Primary - East Campus
Charter School
Math: 90% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 89% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-4
7214 E Jenan Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 900-1858
Rank: #55.
Arizona College Prep Middle School
Math: 88% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 88% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-8
1150 W Erie St
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 883-5400
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Basis Scottsdale
Charter School
Math: 87% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 87% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: 4-12
10400 N 128th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
(480) 451-7500
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Mesa For Advanced Studies
Math: 84% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 4-9
6919 E Brown Rd
Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 308-7400
Rank: #88.
Cherokee Elementary School
Math: 86% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 86% (Top 1%)
Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
8801 N 56th St
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(480) 484-8700
Rank: #99.
Arizona College Prep High School
Math: 91% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 91% (Top 1%)
Reading: 83% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-12
4477 S Gilbert Rd
Chandler, AZ 85249
(480) 424-8700
Rank: #1010.
Basis Chandler
Charter School
Math: 88% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 88% (Top 1%)
Reading: 84% (Top 1%)
Grades: 5-12
4825 S Arizona Ave
Chandler, AZ 85248
(480) 907-6072
Best Arizona Public Schools by County (2023-24)
County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
61
11,593
85%
78
18,159
65%
70
18,912
66%
34
7,841
62%
33
6,921
49%
12
2,393
80%
1,302
761,117
63%
70
23,563
37%
97
19,944
69%
395
148,823
70%
114
46,597
67%
101
23,817
39%
77
37,468
89%
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the top ranked public schools in Arizona?
The top ranked public schools in Arizona include Weinberg Gifted Academy, Knox Gifted Academy and Basis Chandler Primary- South Campus.
How many public schools are located in Arizona?
2,474 public schools are located in Arizona.
What percentage of students in Arizona go to public school?
94% of all K-12 students in Arizona are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Arizona?
Minority enrollment in Arizona is 64% (majority Hispanic)

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