Tucson High School 6th in the Nation - Just one more reason to consider Tucson Home

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Every year, Newsweek posts their best (Top 1200) high schools in America list.  Their criteria include number advanced placement students, how many students graduate and how many children take certain tests.  The top 1200 are actually the top 5% of public schools.

For the last two years in a row a high school in Tucson, AZ has made the TOP 10!! 

BASIS High School, a local charter school, has placed 6th in the entire nation for academic excellenceCharter schools are considered to be public schools as they receive public funding and education is provided free of charge to students.  However, they are not part of a school district.  Tucson has many good charter schools, but BASIS is the only high school that made Newsweek's Top 1200 list.

BASIS School started in 1998 as a middle school and expanded each year to include a new grade.  They are now a fully functioning high school.  They have glowing parental reviews, although the curriculum is very challenging and, according to parental reviews, they do admit children to the school based on test scores rather than waiting list positions.

This information provided courtesy of Robin Willis, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  If you would like to know more about the Tucson community or if you or someone you know needs to buy or sell a home, please call me at (520) 481-3695 or toll free at (800) 315-9752.  You can also email me at or visit me on the web at  I look forward to hearing from you.

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Robin Siddle

Yvonne Root
rooms b.y. root - Prescott, AZ
Home Stager - Northern Arizona
Robin, Very well done. Thanks for providing such an informative post. Caught my eye. I grew up in Tucson and my brother teaches there now. Tucson is always in my heart. I'm glad to see this school ranking so high!
May 23, 2007 11:21 AM
Paula Henry
Home to Indy Team @ HomeSmart Realty Group - Avon, IN
Realtor - Indianapolis Real Estate - 317-605-4174
Robin - Great post and apparently great schools!
May 23, 2007 04:42 PM