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Greater Phoenix Schools Shine In Niche’s National Overview

Knowledge Is Power

Good news. Greater Phoenix is making news in the educational sector. The public schools in this region are achieving more than just accolades within the state. They are also gaining recognition at the national level. A recent report by Niche paints a promising picture for these institutions.

Niche's Key Findings

  • Phoenix metro boasts of numerous public schools that have secured spots among the top K-12 schools across the U.S.
  • Impressively, six of the top 10 public elementary and middle schools in the U.S. are proudly situated within the Phoenix metro area.

Phoenix's Star Schools

  • Basis Phoenix has clinched the coveted first position for The Valley. This achievement has nudged Basis Scottsdale to second place, which led the list in the previous year.
  • Other Basis schools mentioned in the rankings are situated in Mesa, Ahwatukee, Chandler, and Peoria.
  • In the high 'schools' category, five schools from 'The Valley' have made their presence felt in the top 100 national list. Among them, Basis Phoenix, Basis Scottsdale, and Basis Mesa have secured commendable ranks.
  • The elementary schools segment has witnessed 18 institutions from the Valley being positioned in the top 100 at the national level. Leading this segment is Basis Mesa.

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Basis Phoenix Took The Top Spot In Greater Phoenix

More On The Rankings

  • Several schools have marked their presence in the nation's top 20 elementary list. This includes Basis Peoria Primary School and Basis Chandler Primary – South Campus.
  • The middle school category is also brimming with achievements. Basis Phoenix secured the No. 6 spot nationally, and many other Valley schools are among the top 100. Schools like Basis Scottsdale, Basis Mesa, and Tempe Preparatory Academy have earned notable ranks.

Charter Schools

  • Ever since the green light was given to the state's charter school law in 1994, Arizona has witnessed a surge in the establishment of charter schools.
  • A staggering 232,000 students are enrolled in one of the 561 charter schools in Arizona.
  • These charter schools now account for approximately 25% of all public schools in the state.

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Basis Peoria Primary School & Basis Chandler Primary Scored High

Insights From ACSA's Leadership

The head of the Arizona Charter Schools Association has expressed pride in seeing Arizona's charter schools consistently achieving high ranks in the reports by Niche and similar platforms. The rise in enrollment figures over the years is a testament to the success and acceptance of charter schools among Arizona's students and families.

Behind Niche's Rankings

For a decade now, Niche, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has diligently compiled school rankings. The methodology involves deeply analyzing data sourced from entities like the U.S. Department of Education and the Census Bureau. Apart from this, test scores, college data, user feedback, and information from the schools play a role in determining the rankings.

To Wrap Up

The Phoenix Metro stands as a beacon of educational excellence. With schools making their mark at national levels, it is evident that students in this region have access to top-notch educational institutions. For residents and those considering Greater Phoenix as their future home, these achievements underline the quality of education on offer.

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