Posted: May 8, 2012 9:30 AM
TUCSON - Two Tucson high schools made it on to the U.S. News and World Report's list of the best high schools in the country.
BASIS Tucson, a charter school teaching grades 5 to 12, ranked sixth nationally on the list, earning a "College Readiness Index" of 100. The school has 651 students who scored 99 percent proficient in Reading and 97 percent proficient in Math.
According to the report, BASIS students can opt to graduate after three years, or stay on for a fourth to complete optional capstone courses and a senior project.
TUSD's University High School, ranked fourth in the nation, and was the top-ranked high school in the state, according to U.S. News and World Report. The students/teacher ratio at University High is 18 to 1, and the school partners with the University of Arizona to offer concurrent enrollment in some of the college's engineering courses.
Students from University High earned a 99 percent proficiency rating in both reading and math, and a 100 College Readiness Index score. Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords attended University High School, according to the U.S. News and World Report listing.
Pictured: Teacher and student at University High School. Courtesy TUSD.
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