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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+
BASIS Scottsdale is a top rated, public, charter school located in Scottsdale, AZ. It has 739 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
11440 N. 136th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Telephone
(480) 451-7500

BASIS Scottsdale Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1470
122 responses
Average ACT
34
44 responses
AP Enrollment
93%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$76,543
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,184
National
$949
Median Home Value
$405,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Yule Ball
    37%
  • Prom
    32%
  • Halloween Dance
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    16%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
739
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.6%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 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
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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BASIS Scottsdale Reviews

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BASIS has succeeded in fostering a culture of competition and high achievement without sacrificing a sense of camaraderie and genuine concern for students' wellbeing, mostly thanks to the closeness between teachers and students. I hope to see a more diverse student body in the future, as well as greater investment in the school from the owners, especially given its success in rankings and standardized testing!
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BASIS Scottsdale definitely has certain teachers who go above and beyond to teach the material well and prepare students for the rigor of college courses. These teachers are what make BASIS the school it is. However, BASIS also hires teachers who don't do anything for the students; for example, the AP Biology teacher doesn't teach at all but yells at the students when there is a concept largely missed. In fact, he gave free periods 70% of the year and then rushed to try to make it up by cramming in material weeks before the AP exam. In addition, the school enforces this mindset that a student is a failure if he or she doesn't go to Harvard and has to go to an in-state college; in fact, this mindset is visible throughout even the middle school.
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.