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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
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
BASIS Scottsdale is a top rated, public, charter school located in Scottsdale, AZ. It has 1,081 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.

BASIS Scottsdale Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1480
172 responses
Average ACT
33
67 responses
AP Enrollment
95%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$84,601
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,284
National
$949
Median Home Value
$455,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Yule Ball
    35%
  • Prom
    26%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • Halloween Dance
    13%
  • Coffee House Open Mic Nights
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,081
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
15%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
25%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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BASIS Scottsdale Reviews

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The faculty, staff, volunteers, boosters, teachers, and students all are there to improve the world. The numerous clubs, from Amnesty International, Model UN, Medical Leader Club, Public Speaking Club, and the 50+ clubs for students to join, are a huge asset for building future leaders through learning first hand. They also offer many sports, arts, music programs. They have taken the best learning techniques from Europe, Asia, Canada, and the United States and brought their own techniques to life with a low teacher to student ratio. Having teachers, that are accomplished as educators and having worked in specialized fields outside of the classroom, brings a wealth of knowledge for the students. BASIS Scottsdale is rewriting what education should be. If more schools followed their path, the world would be a much more intelligent and caring place. I feel lucky to be able to have my son receive such an amazing WORLD CLASS EDUCATION!
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Very rigorous charter school. Highly focused on STEM classes. Some teachers are very very good, but there is a lot of staff turnover. The sports programs have expanded over the past few years to include basketball, volleyball, soccer, track & field, and cross country, but BASIS can definitely work on growing them some more. More focus on the arts and the humanities would be awesome!
Definitely guarantees you will be accepted to college. Most valuable if you plan on entering a STEM field, otherwise not worth the effort. The students are pushed very hard to be at a top level and are held to high standards. If you know exactly which math/science field you plan on entering it can be very helpful in getting ahead for college as most students go into college with a ton of transfer credits. However, a lot of the school infrastructure was missing; no established school lunch, no physical education facilities, very few extra-curriculars, limited school buses, no school nurse, etc..
Overall it is not for every student since it requires a lot of discipline and standardized tests to complete, and does not offer many extra-curriculars for those interested in sports and art/music.