A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
11440 N. 136th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Telephone
(480) 451-7500

BASIS Scottsdale Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1470
108 responses
Average ACT
33
38 responses
AP Enrollment
93%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Yule Ball
    44%
  • Prom
    31%
  • Halloween Dance
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
754
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.6%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,082/ year
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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BASIS Scottsdale Reviews

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BASIS Scottsdale is the number one school in the nation. With this there are certain pressures on the school, on the students, on the faculty. Everyone is working hard to become the very best that any focus on physical health, mental health, and happiness are quickly forgotten. There are some special event classes that "help you cope" but they are more generic than anything. Despite this, the classes are interesting and challenging. You get college-esque insight into things that are generally college courses. Currently I'm taking a literary theory class, going over things that students don't get into until sophomore year of college. There are pros and cons to every school, BASIS Scottsdale is just on the extremes of both sides.
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BASIS Scottsdale prepared me to enter college as a freshman ready to take on the challenges of a rigorous curriculum. Its close-knit, diverse student body allowed me to experience new ideas and interests everyday. The AP heavy curriculum helped me take advanced classes and further my knowledge. I loved BASIS and would not change much about my schooling!
While this is not reflective of the teaching instruction, there has been an incredible amount of turnover this academic year. In the 7th grade, my child has lost 4 teachers and one class is on the 3rd teacher! BASIS teachers, while they seem dedicated and well-educated, generally have very short tenures which negatively impacts the school's environment. I've heard of many instances where my child (a straight A student) has been told that a question is "stupid" or "you should know the answer to that." BASIS classroom instruction is the EXACT OPPOSITE of the Socratic Method; it's all lecture, cramming, and test-taking. Again, this is not reflective of the teacher quality at BASIS, it's the expectations set by the school.