Great education news in Arizona


U.S. News & World Report released its prestigious 2017 rankings of the Best Public High Schools in the country, and Arizona is everywhere on that list.

Here are a few highlights:

* Arizona is now home to the TOP 3 SCHOOLS in the U.S.

* We’re also now home to 5 out of the top 7 schools in the country

* Cities on the list include Scottsdale, Tucson, Oro Valley, Peoria, and Chandler

* And much more

Their tweet: “Want quality education? Head to Arizona.”

Arizona couldn’t be prouder of the teachers, students, and communities who made this happen. Governor Ducey has visited countless classrooms and he’s seen first-hand the work Arizona teachers and principals are doing to ensure kids receive a high-quality education.

That’s why his proposed budget includes $114 million in new funding to K-12 education, above and beyond fully funding inflation. And above and beyond the new Prop 123 dollars going to schools.

Without a doubt, these rankings bring attention to the educational excellence happening in Arizona:

1. BASIS Scottsdale

* Scottsdale, AZ

2. BASIS Tucson North

* Tucson, AZ

3. BASIS Oro Valley

* Oro Valley, AZ

4. School for the Talented and Gifted

* Dallas, TX

5. BASIS Peoria

* Peoria, AZ

6. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

* Alexandria, VA

7. BASIS Chandler

* Chandler, AZ

8. Carnegie Vanguard High School

* Houston, TX

9. School of Science and Engineering

* Dallas, TX

10. Pacific Collegiate Charter

* Santa Cruz, CA