A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    NG
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
BASIS Tucson North is an elite, public, charter school located in Tucson, AZ. It has 948 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
5740 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85750
Telephone
(520) 207-0076

BASIS Tucson North Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1410
39 responses
Average ACT
32
31 responses
AP Enrollment
83%
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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.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
948
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
39.6%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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"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!
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I have attended Basis Tucson North for five years now. The teachers are amazing. Every teacher wants each student to succeed and works their best to help them achieve their success everyday. The students and teachers form strong connections with each other that allow both students and teachers to prosper and learn more everyday. However, one thing that I dislike about my school is that students often feel as though there is too much pressure on academic success. Because Basis Tucson North is one of the best schools in the country, students often feel too much pressure and stress, which can be unhealthy. Administration is consistently trying to combat these feelings, but the students still experience these emotions at times. Overall, BASIS Tucson North is an amazing school because of its college level academics and its encouragement of students' creativity and self-expression, but it can be stressful and cause students to feel extremely pressured to do well.
In general, this school has shaped me for a successful life for college. Although there are some things I may disagree with and would like to change, the school is still relatively new and they are still working out some ideas. I admire their efforts, and I look forward to graduation.