SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Arizona BASIS charter schools were ranked among the nation's best schools in brand new rankings from The Washington Post, including the #1 and #2 high schools in the nation, and three BASIS schools in the nation's top ten. BASIS has repeatedly had schools ranked near the top, but this is the first time that four BASIS schools were eligible for the esteemed list.
In rankings released today by The Washington Post, BASIS Oro Valley was ranked the #1 Best High School in the nation, BASIS Chandler #2, and BASIS Tucson North #6. Due to an SAT average of 2132 that is too high to be eligible for this list, BASIS Scottsdale was included on the honored list of "elite" high schools.
It is the first year that BASIS Chandler and BASIS Oro Valley have been eligible for The Washington Post rankings, which are released annually in April. BASIS Scottsdale and BASIS Tucson North have repeatedly been on the Post's renowned list, including last year, when BASIS Scottsdale was once again on the "Public Elites" list, and BASIS Tucson North was #10 in the nation.
"Our thirteen Arizona schools are among the best, if not the best, in the state. In the next few years, we look forward to our other high-achieving schools becoming eligible and joining this distinguished list," said BASIS.ed CEO Dr. Peter Bezanson.
BASIS Schools, Inc. has thirteen charter schools in Arizona. The two oldest "legacy" schools, BASIS Tucson North, which opened (as BASIS Tucson) in 1998, and BASIS Scottsdale, which welcomed students in 2003, have been consistently ranked among the best. Joining the top of the ranks this year are newer BASIS schools, BASIS Oro Valley, which opened in 2010, and BASIS Chandler, which celebrated its first graduating class in 2014. The nine other high-achieving Arizona charters are not yet eligible for these rankings.
About BASIS Schools
BASIS Schools, Inc. are tuition free, public charter schools that deliver an accelerated liberal arts education at internationally competitive levels for all students. Please visit www.basisschools.org.
BASIS.ed was founded to transform American education to the highest international level. BASIS.ed manages sixteen public charter schools, including thirteen in Arizona, two in Texas, and one in Washington, D.C. as well as two independent schools in Silicon Valley and Brooklyn. For more information please visit www.basised.com.
SOURCE BASIS Schools, Inc.