Best High Schools
in Arizona

We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 112 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 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings. Arizona's highest ranked school is BASIS Scottsdale, located in the BASIS Schools Inc. District and about a half-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 Scottsdale

11440 NORTH 136TH ST, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85259

#2

BASIS Tucson North

3825 EAST 2ND ST, TUCSON, AZ 85716

#3

University High School

421 NORTH ARCADIA BLVD, TUCSON, AZ 85711

#4

Gilbert Classical Academy High School

55 NORTH GREENFIELD RD, GILBERT, AZ 85234

#5

University High School

9419 WEST VAN BUREN ST, TOLLESON, AZ 85353

#6

Northland Preparatory Academy

3300 WEST SPARROW AVE, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86004

#7

Sonoran Science Academy Tucson

2325 WEST SUNSET RD, TUCSON, AZ 85741

#8

Horizon Community Learning Center

16233 SOUTH 48TH ST, PHOENIX, AZ 85048

#9

Catalina Foothills High School

4300 EAST SUNRISE DR, TUCSON, AZ 85718

#10

Hamilton High School

3700 SOUTH ARIZONA AVE, CHANDLER, AZ 85248

AZ by the Numbers
Districts 256
High Schools 433
Full-Time Teachers 13,621
Students Enrolled 331,731

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 15 high schools that serve 25,802 students.

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

There are 18 high schools in the Tucson Unified School District, serving 15,192 students.