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  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
    C-
BASIS Tucson North is a top rated, public, charter school located in Tucson, AZ. It has 960 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.

BASIS Tucson North Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1420
99 responses
Average ACT
32
57 responses
AP Enrollment
100%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$41,625
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$825
National
$949
Median Home Value
$146,500
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.9 responses
Poll
78%
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 28 responses
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  • Senior Prank
    21%
  • Senior Ditch Day
    18%
  • Winter Formal
    18%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Project Week
    11%
  • Fall Festival
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
960
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.9%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
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
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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BASIS Tucson North Reviews

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BASIS Tucson North is a good school for people who want to be challenged academically. While you will not get the "typical high school" experience here, you do have way more opportunities and access to things like APs. While the building itself can use some improvement, it isn't all that bad. Most of the teachers are very good at what they do, and tend to stay after school so you can get help, or just chat. In terms of clubs, there are a lot of them. Most of them are student organized with a teacher supervisor, so it feels really involved. There is no school cafeteria, so school lunch is basically takeout from places like Papa John's and Subway. You can also go off campus during lunch starting in 8th grade, and there are some restaurants near by. While our school doesn't have the best middle school sports teams, our highschool volleyball teams are very good. There's also a nice band, orchestra, and choir program. Drama is especially nice, although we don't have a large theatre.
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The community is wonderful within the upper grades. As most of the students grow up together their is a lack of bullying and most students are very helpful. The younger grades have changed from when I was there, as now theirs much more problems and drama coming out, but this is more of a problems with the kids, not the school.
The school is structured in a way where if you don't start from a lower grade such as 7th then you would most likely drop out, as majority of the kids who join in 8th or 9th don't stick around to long as the workload is a lot and takes time getting used to.
Teacher wise the English and History department is wonderful, with dedicated teachers who know how to teach and are very well versed in their subject area. The math and physics department is lacking, as teachers have been leaving, and as a result have new teachers who are getting used to the basis curriculum.
If you are dedicated enough its a great school to choose.
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.