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Congratulations, BASIS Peoria! #1 High School in the U.S.

Congratulations to BASIS Peoria for being named the #1 High School in the United States, according to the recently released U.S. News & World Report 2024 rankings!

This is an incredible accomplishment, as nearly 25,000 schools were assessed by U.S. News & World Report and nearly 18,000 were ranked. This #1 ranking is a testament to the hard work of our students, teachers and administrators at BASIS Peoria.

In addition to topping the national high school rankings at #1, BASIS Peoria earned the following accolades from U.S. News & World Report:

  • #1 in Arizona High Schools
  • #1 in Phoenix, AZ Metro Area High Schools
  • #1 in Charter High Schools
  • #2 in STEM High Schools

About BASIS Peoria

Since opening in 2011, BASIS Peoria has consistently produced excellent student outcomes. The school serves grades 5–12 with an accelerated, STEM-based curriculum designed to prepare students for success in college. By the time they graduate, BASIS Peoria students have taken a minimum of six AP courses.

Like all BASIS Charter Schools, BASIS Peoria is tuition-free and open to all students. There is a strong support system in place to ensure students have the tools they need to excel as they advance through BASIS Peoria’s academic program. The school also offers a variety of extracurricular activities to enhance students’ learning experience, such as Soccer, Robotics Club, and Speech and Debate.

“It’s a place where kids are serious about their studies, but truly have fun with it,” says BASIS Peoria Head of School Melissa Rankin. “It’s a supportive community, with wonderful families, passionate teachers who carry themselves with professionalism, and, obviously, utterly incredible students—from fifth graders to high school seniors.”

Check Out Our Coverage On ABC15

After being named the #1 high school in the country, ABC15 visited BASIS Peoria to report on the announcement. Watch the video for a look inside our campus.

Congratulations again to the teachers, staff and students at BASIS Peoria for their hard work and dedication! This award is well deserved.

BASIS Peoria isn’t the only BASIS Charter School that earned impressive rankings this year. A total of 11 BASIS Charter Schools were ranked within the top 100 high schools in the United States. Click here for a full breakdown of our 2024 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Ready to join the BASIS Charter School network? Find a school near you and sign up for a school tour. We’d love to welcome you into our community of high-performing public charter schools.

Amy Licht
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