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A+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
BASIS Tucson North is a top rated, public, charter school located in Tucson, AZ. It has 1,063 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
Address
5740 E River Rd
Tucson, AZ 85750
Telephone
(520) 207-0076
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BASIS Tucson North Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1430
76 responses
Average ACT
32
49 responses
AP Enrollment
100%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Median Household Income
$39,617
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$801
National
$949
Median Home Value
$137,600
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Senior Prank
    26%
  • Senior Ditch Day
    17%
  • Winter Formal
    17%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Project Week
    9%
  • Fall Festival
    4%
  • Honors Assembly
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,063
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
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
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.9%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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My experience at BASIS Tucson North over the course of my middle and high school years has been somewhat controversial, with regards to social life vs grades. The issue within BASIS was mainly surrounded by the mentality of students, and the idea that grades were one of the greatest factors that defined who you are. Because of this, many students stress and don’t enjoy their experience at school, constantly pushing themselves to do better or telling themselves that they aren’t good enough. If I had to give one piece of advice to future and current basis students, do not let grades ever convince you that you aren’t good enough, because you can only do so much. What matters most is that you know you tried and you did what you could to your fullest extent. Just enjoy your years of school and help yourself prevent the stress by telling yourself it’s okay, and if you fall you can always get back up again.
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My child is definitely prepared for college academically. She and all her friends scored in 99 percentile on SAT. I'm convinced that if I would've left them in their local high school they wouldn't have been exposed to 30% of what is on SAT, much less mastered it. My kids love their teachers and if teachers are not doing a great job of explaining matter, students' voices are heard, valued and respected and changes are made. Lots of opportunities for kids to get involved in community volunteering. Great clubs catering to current interests of the kids. Organizational skills prioritized. Real world discussions and involvement encouraged. Downside, because of its success, the school is overcrowded, and little ones share halls with juniors and seniors. Although communication bw parents and school is efficient and and all digital, its mostly asking for $ for teachers and uncomfortable at first. I did had a 16 mile commute .
"They are all Arizona charter schools with no admissions tests. The only requirement is an application for the lottery.

Yes, that’s the requirement to get in. To stay in, you have to work. Work really hard. Most of the students have been with the program since elementary or middle school so they know the drill. Lots of instruction during the day. A few hours of homework every night. If the students have been in the BASIS program in the early grades, they get to high school having already completed biology, chemistry and physics. The goal is for students to complete 6 AP exams by junior year so they can graduate early or go off on an in-depth senior project."
-Forbes

At the end of my sophomore year, I will have taken 11 AP exams and one of my friends will have taken 13. The classes are extremely hard, but the AP curve is great! For example, if you have a D throughout the whole year but get a 5 on the AP, you get an A- overall!