The Valley of the Sun had seven high schools place in the nation’s top 100, including one in the top 10, according to the latest annual rankings compiled by U.S. News.
Basis Chandler was Arizona’s top-ranked high school and No. 7 in the U.S., according to the 2020 rankings, which assessed 17,792 U.S. high schools.
The Chandler charter school topped the nation’s charter school rankings and was one of eight Basis schools ranked in Arizona’s top 20, with five of those in the Phoenix metro area (Peoria at No. 4 in the state, Scottsdale at No. 7, Phoenix at No. 8 and Ahwatukee at No. 10).
Basis, which is based in Scottsdale, has more than 16,000 students enrolled in its network of 22 public charter schools in Arizona. It operates 27 charter schools across the U.S.