Arizona high school students must earn 22 credits to graduate, including credits in economics and American history. Arizona high school students take state end-of-course exams in English language arts and math.
Arizona is home to many schools in the 2017 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 Phoenix, the capital of Arizona.
Top Ranked Arizona Schools
To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold, silver or bronze medal.
#1 BASIS Scottsdale
11440 N. 136th Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259
#2 BASIS Tucson North
5740 E. River Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85750
#3 BASIS Oro Valley
11155 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley, Arizona 85737
#4 BASIS Peoria
25950 North Lake Pleasant Park, Peoria, Arizona 85383
#5 BASIS Chandler
1800 E. Chandler Blvd, Chandler, Arizona 85225
#6 University High School (Tucson)
421 N. Arcadia Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85711
#7 University High School (Tolleson)
9419 West Van Buren Street, Tolleson, Arizona 85353
#8 Gilbert Classical Academy High School
55 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert, Arizona 85234
#9 Arizona College Prep — Erie Campus
1150 W. Erie, Chandler, Arizona 85224
#10 Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
3401 N Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001