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Arizona’s top 50 high schools by 2014 SAT score

by Dalton Herring on April 18, 2016

Once again, nearly all of the top 10 public high schools in Arizona — as ranked by average 2014 SAT score — are charter schools, with BASIS Charter Schools and Great Hearts Academies taking 60 percent of the top 10 spots.

The statewide ranking is based on 2014 SAT test scores from the College Board, which administers the test nationwide. In general, the higher the test score, the better chances students have of succeeding in college.


Click on the graduation photo above for a countdown of the Top 50 scoring public high schools in Arizona.

Every school on the list had at least 10 students take the test. If not, schools were not considered for the ranking.

For the previous year’s ranking, based on 2013 SAT scores, click here. Rankings from 2012 before that can be found here.

For the third year of these rankings, BASIS schools dominated the Top 10 rankings, but this is the first year that Great Hearts Academies has so many of its charter schools in the Top 10.

Charter schools are growing faster than traditional public school districts in Arizona, with 170,755 students attending 556 charter schools in the 2015-16 school year in the state. Charter schools represent about 30 percent of the total public school population in Arizona.

Another 21 charter schools are set to open this fall, if space is available.

For a look at the top 20 charter schools based on fifth grade AzMERIT test scores, and where each of those schools are located, click here.

By: Angela Gonzales at Phoenix Business Journal


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