As repeatedly demonstrated in U.S. News & World Report rankings, BASIS Charter Schools are among the best high schools in the nation. Our schools rank at the top or close to the top in national rankings, state rankings, national charter school rankings, and national STEM school rankings.
Every year, U.S. News & World Report assesses thousands of high schools from across the United States. In 2023, nearly 25,000 schools were assessed and nearly 18,000 schools were ranked. School rankings are based on factors such as performance on state assessments and college preparation.
For STEM High School rankings, U.S. News & World Report looked at the top 1,000 public schools from the latest Best High Schools rankings and evaluated their students’ participation and success in Advanced Placement® science and math tests.
Check out the BASIS Charter School rankings below to see why our schools are considered some of the best high schools in the U.S.!
|BASIS Oro Valley||#21||#3||#5||#18|
|BASIS San Antonio Shavano||#81||#7||#17||#41|
|BASIS Tucson North||#53||#10||#11||#16|
|BASIS Washington, D.C.||#250||#3 (D.C.)||#61||-|
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We set high expectations for our students. One way we measure student success is through The College Board’s Advanced Placement® Exams. Our students’ Advanced Placement® performance is another reason why our charter school rankings are consistently placed among the best high schools in the nation.
Unlike most American schools, which only allow their top-performing students to take AP® courses, BASIS requires them of all students starting in grade 9. By the time they graduate, BASIS Charter School students have completed at least six AP courses. It is not unusual for students to have taken 11 or 12 AP Exams over the course of their educational journey.
The College Board® recognizes students’ exemplary performance by naming them as:
Being an AP Scholar sets students apart from their peers on college applications. Those who receive a score of 3 or higher typically experience greater academic success.
Source: College Board, 2021
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The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Test for Schools is based on The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). This test is administered to 15-year-old students every three years in more than 70 countries.
Rather than testing memorized facts, the OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA) assesses problem solving and critical thinking, both of which the BASIS Charter School Curriculum is based upon.
BASIS Charter School students consistently outscore others across the globe, including those attending the highest-ranked schools in the world.
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|Hong Kong (China)||551||524||517|
|United Arab Emirates||435||432||434|
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* Includes BASIS Ahwatukee, BASIS Chandler, BASIS Washington, D.C., BASIS Oro Valley, and BASIS Tucson North.
Source: OECD “How Your School Compares Internationally: OECD Test for Schools,” 2020. BASIS Charter School results are from the 2019 OECD Test for Schools. Results for all other countries and educational systems are from the 2018 PISA exam. The 2020 OECD Test for Schools was designed to enable international benchmarking against results from the 2018 PISA exam.