BASIS Curriculum Schools are the Top-Ranked High Schools in the United States

U.S. News & World Report

Best High School Rankings

The BASIS Curriculum network had the three best high schools in the United States, four of the top five, and five of the top seven in what is among the most-admired annual reports on American high schools.

The BASIS Curriculum network had five schools eligible for the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings. It is the first time a network or district has swept the top three spots – or had four of the top five, five of the top seven, or even five of the top ten. The five ranked schools are:

The Washington Post

America's Most Challenging High Schools

The BASIS Curriculum network had seven schools dominating both of The Washington Post's unique rankings lists in 2017.

The top rankings list by The Washington Post is commonly referred to as the "Public Elites" – and is officially a selection of “top-performing schools with elite students.” There were just 30 “Public Elites” in the United States in 2017, and BASIS Curriculum Schools is the only network to have four schools included.

The second Post list is the national rankings list called "America's Most Challenging High Schools", and BASIS Phoenix is #1.

These were the only seven schools in the BASIS Curriculum Schools network eligible for assessment by The Washington Post in 2017. The seven schools are:

Washington Post rankings
  • BASIS Phoenix, #1 in nation
  • BASIS Oro Valley, #8 in nation
  • BASIS Flagstaff, #10 in nation