Best High Schools
in Arizona

We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 123 Arizona schools made our rankings.View Rankings

Arizona high school students must earn 22 credits to graduate, including social studies subjects such as economics and Arizona history. Arizona high school students are tested with Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS), which gauges reading, writing, math and science proficiency. For more information, visit the Arizona Department of Education.

Arizona is home to many schools in the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 rankings. Arizona's highest ranked school is BASIS Tucson, located in the BASIS School Inc. District and about a two-hour drive from Arizona's state capital of Phoenix.

Top Ranked AZ Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

BASIS Tucson

3825 EAST 2ND ST, TUCSON, AZ 85716

#2

BASIS Scottsdale

11440 NORTH 136TH ST, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85259

#3

Gilbert Classical Academy High School

55 NORTH GREENFIELD RD, GILBERT, AZ 85234

#4

University High School

421 NORTH ARCADIA BLVD, TUCSON, AZ 85711

#5

Sonoran Science Academy Tucson

2325 WEST SUNSET RD, TUCSON, AZ 85741

#6

Northland Preparatory Academy

3300 WEST SPARROW AVE, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86004

#7

University High School

9419 WEST VAN BUREN ST, TOLLESON, AZ 85353

#8

Catalina Foothills High School

4300 EAST SUNRISE DR, TUCSON, AZ 85718

#9

Chaparral High School

6935 EAST GOLD DUST, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85253

#10

Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy

3401 NORTH FORT VALLEY RD, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001

AZ by the Numbers
Districts 296
High Schools 514
Full-Time Teachers 13,520
Students Enrolled 336,813

Featured Districts

Schools in the Phoenix Union High School District are among the 2012 U.S. News Best High Schools.

The Phoenix Union High School District supports 14 high schools that serve 24,651 students.

Schools in the Tucson Unified School District are among the 2012 U.S. News Best High Schools.

There are 22 high schools in the Tucson Unified School District, serving 16,010 students.