Five of the nation’s top 10 high schools are in Arizona — and they’re all branches of the same charter school.
According to U.S. News and World Report, Basis Scottsdale is the nation’s top-performing high school, followed by Basis Tucson North and Basis Oro Valley. Basis Peoria and Basis Chandler were ranked fifth and seventh, respectively.
So obviously they have a winning formula. Maybe it is they get lots of extra funding?
Arizona was one of the earliest adopters of charter schools in 1994, and it continues to be at the forefront of school choice. However, the state has some of the lowest school funding and teacher pay in the U.S.
Nope. Not that.