U.S. News lauds 5 Tucson high schools, 2 in top 20
By George B. Sánchez
ARIZONA DAILY STAR
Five local high schools are praised in the upcoming issue of U.S. News & World Report, with two ranked among the top 20 in the nation.
The magazine’s first annual list of American’s top public high schools ranks University High School as 13th and BASIS Charter School as 16th.
University High is on the campus of Rincon High School, 421 N. Arcadia Ave., and has an academic program geared toward college preparation. BASIS, 3434 E. Broadway, also gears students toward college and consistently receives high marks.
Both schools have been on Newsweek magazine’s lists of the nation’s top public high schools. BASIS has been ranked sixth and third in Newsweek’s past two lists, respectively. The magazine places University High in a separate category but also lauds its work.