Awards and Rankings

The Proof Is In The Numbers: BASIS Charter Schools consistently rank among the best high schools in the United States.

As repeatedly demonstrated in U.S. News & World Report rankings, the academic foundation of our primary school curriculum sets the stage for our high schools’ success.

U.S. News & World Report rankings include data on nearly 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools are ranked on six factors based on their 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.

U.S. News & World Report: Best High School Rankings 2022

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BASIS Ahwatukee#56#9#10#164
BASIS Chandler#11#1#2#4
BASIS Oro Valley#27#2#4#12
BASIS Flagstaff#42#7#7#77
BASIS Mesa#66#11#13#187
BASIS Peoria#30#5#6#5
BASIS Phoenix#58#10#12#16
BASIS Prescott#81#12#19#14
BASIS Scottsdale#29#4#5#3
BASIS Tucson North#54#8#9#15
BASIS Washington, D.C.#274#3 (D.C.)#68-
2021–22 Outcomes Magazine

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Academics with Distinction

BASIS Charter School students achieve Advanced Placement® success, and we set high expectations for our students and use The College Board’s AP® Exams as a measure.

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. Graduates of BASIS Charter Schools have completed at least six AP courses, and it is not unusual for students to have taken eleven or twelve AP Exams over the course of their educational journey.

The College Board® recognizes students’ exemplary performance by naming them as:

Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
Awarded to students who display exceptional achievement across a variety of disciplines. See eligibility requirements.

86.02%

AP EXAM PASS RATE

12.14

AVERAGE NUMBER OF AP EXAMS PER GRADUATE

3.75

AVERAGE AP EXAM SCORE

Being an AP Scholar sets students apart from their peers on college applications, and those having received a score of 3 or higher typically experience greater academic success.

AP Exam Pass Rate (by Test Group)

Source: College Board, 2021

AP® is a trademark registered/owned by The College Board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this website. 

MathReadingScience
BASIS Carter Schools*596624622
B-S-J-Z (China)591555590
Singapore569549551
Macao (China) 558525544
Hong Kong (China) 551524517
Estonia523523530
Japan527504529
Korea526514519
Canada512520518
Chinese Taipei 531503516
Finland507520522
Poland516512511
Ireland500518496
At Home and Abroad: BASIS Charter School students outperform their peers.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Test for Schools is based on The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and administered to fifteen-year-old students every three years in more than seventy 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.


MathReadingScience
BASIS Charter Schools*596624622
B-S-J-Z (China)591555590
Singapore569549551
Macao (China)558525544
Hong Kong (China)551524517
Estonia523523530
Japan527504529
Korea526514519
Canada512520518
Chinese Taipei531503516
Finland507520522
Poland516512511
Ireland500518496
Slovenia509495507
United Kingdom502504505
New Zealand494506508
Sweden502506499
Netherlands519485503
Denmark509501493
Germany500498503
Belgium508493499
Australia491503503
Switzerland515484495
Norway501499490
Czech Republic499490497
United States478505502
France495493493
Portugal492492492
Austria499484490
OECD average489487489
Latvia496479487
OECD total478485486
Spain481483
Iceland495474475
Russia488479478
Lithuania481476482
Hungary481476481
Italy487476468
Luxembourg483470477
Belarus472474471
Croatia464479472
Slovak Republic486458464
Israel463470462
Ukraine453466469
Turkey454466468
Malta472448457
Greece451457452
Serbia448439440
Cyprus451424439
Chile417452444
United Arab Emirates435432434
Malaysia440415438
Romania430428426
Bulgaria436420424
Moldova421424428
Uruguay418427426
Brunei Darussalam430408431
Montenegro430421415
Albania437405417
Mexico409420419
Jordan400419429
Costa Rica402426416
Qatar414407419
Thailand419393426
Colombia391412413
Bosnia and Herzegovina406403398
Kazakhstan423387397
Baku (Azerbaijan)420389398
Peru400401404
North Macedonia394393413
Brazil384413404
Argentina379402404
Georgia398380383
Saudi Arabia373399386
Indonesia379371396
Lebanon393353384
Morocco368359377
Panama353377365
Kosovo366353365
Philippines353340357
Dominican Republic325342336

 * Includes BASIS Ahwatukee, BASIS Chandler, BASIS Washington, D.C., BASIS Oro Valley, and BASIS Tucson North.
** Bejing-Shanghai-Jiangsu-Guangdong

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.