BASIS Mesa

Summary:

BASIS Mesa is a public charter school in Mesa, Arizona that serves 840 students from kindergarten through 12th grade. This high-performing school consistently outshines the state and its own charter network on standardized tests, with an impressive 98% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in Science, English Language Arts, and Mathematics.

BASIS Mesa's exceptional academic performance is complemented by its high graduation rates, ranging from 91.6% to 100% over the past five years, and a remarkable 0% dropout rate. When compared to nearby schools like Queen Creek Virtual Academy and Leading Edge Academy at East Mesa, BASIS Mesa stands out as a true standout, with significantly higher proficiency rates in key subjects.

The diversity of BASIS Mesa's student body is also noteworthy, with a more balanced racial makeup compared to schools like American Leadership Academy Gilbert North K-12, which has a much higher percentage of White students. Additionally, BASIS Mesa's spending per student ($8,723 in 2021-2022) is higher than some nearby schools but lower than the state average, suggesting the school's ability to achieve exceptional results with efficient resource utilization.


Detail:

Public, Charter, Alternative K-12

 5010 S Eastmark Pkwy
       Mesa, AZ  85212-8165


(602) 239-4807

District: BASIS Charter Schools Inc.

SchoolDigger Rank:
105th of 1,245 Arizona Alternative Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,723 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  n/a Help
Number of students:  840

Racial breakdown:

White:
37.4%
Asian:
31.0%
Hispanic:
18.0%
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Compare Details BASIS Mesa ranks better than 91.6% of elementary schools in Arizona. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.85. (See more...)
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Compare Details BASIS Mesa ranks better than 97.9% of middle schools in Arizona. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.97. (See more...)
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Compare Details BASIS Mesa ranks better than 98.9% of high schools in Arizona. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.89. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of BASIS Mesa freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at BASIS Mesa is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (37.4%), Asian (31%), Hispanic (18%). (See more...)
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at BASIS Mesa is $8,723.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

BASIS Mesa:

SchoolDigger ranks BASIS Mesa 105th of 1245 Arizona public elementary schools. (See BASIS Mesa in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks BASIS Mesa 18th of 854 Arizona public middle schools. (See BASIS Mesa in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks BASIS Mesa 5th of 469 Arizona public high schools. (See BASIS Mesa in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for BASIS Mesa

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Rank History for all elementary school students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 96.47 19th 955 98.0%
2016 97.57 9th 1079 99.2%
2017 93.93 49th 1106 95.6%
2018 96.66 14th 1109 98.7%
2019 92.61 49th 1039 95.3%
2021 93.72 67th 1226 94.5%
2022 87.13 81st 1000 91.9%
2023 90.85 105th 1245 91.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Multi-racial students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 74.11 156th 1027 84.8%
2022 65.67 119th 444 73.2%
2023 83.42 44th 617 92.9%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 53.36 148th 975 84.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 93.75 21st 1201 98.3%
2023 79.15 89th 820 89.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.73 37th 1023 96.4%
2019 87.85 64th 862 92.6%
2021 92.30 67th 1219 94.5%
2022 81.89 88th 824 89.3%
2023 87.30 129th 1219 89.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.42 7th 1032 99.3%
2019 91.12 42nd 850 95.1%
2021 93.07 62nd 1220 94.9%
2022 82.48 94th 830 88.7%
2023 91.57 80th 1216 93.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.46 14th 33 57.6%
2019 41.05 19th 27 29.6%
2021 65.74 194th 620 68.7%
2022 73.58 56th 270 79.3%
2023 76.12 60th 316 81.0%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 76.03 79th 895 91.2%
2022 80.32 21st 289 92.7%
2023 69.09 134th 607 77.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.96 12th 911 98.7%
2021 94.19 33rd 1198 97.2%
2022 90.92 36th 716 95.0%
2023 87.04 85th 1170 92.7%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.04 10th 720 98.6%
2019 84.01 50th 595 91.6%
2021 88.85 44th 1161 96.2%
2022 84.90 50th 800 93.8%
2023 77.43 177th 1024 82.7%
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Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for BASIS Mesa

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Rank History for all middle school students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 97.02 16th 521 96.9%
2016 97.84 17th 677 97.5%
2017 97.93 12th 695 98.3%
2018 95.64 19th 711 97.3%
2019 95.28 15th 605 97.5%
2021 97.96 16th 832 98.1%
2022 98.01 10th 605 98.3%
2023 97.97 18th 854 97.9%
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Rank History for middle school Multi-racial students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 90.77 26th 650 96.0%
2023 77.00 38th 384 90.1%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.46 2nd 789 99.7%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.81 23rd 624 96.3%
2019 95.33 11th 466 97.6%
2021 97.45 17th 820 97.9%
2022 97.88 7th 494 98.6%
2023 96.26 19th 806 97.6%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.81 19th 617 96.9%
2019 94.77 14th 435 96.8%
2021 97.44 16th 818 98.0%
2022 93.77 18th 476 96.2%
2023 98.47 14th 810 98.3%
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Rank History for middle school Asian students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.63 11th 42 73.8%
2019 74.01 8th 31 74.2%
2021 69.14 92nd 404 77.2%
2022 88.66 13th 192 93.2%
2023 84.14 22nd 247 91.1%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 98.66 6th 573 99.0%
2022 89.30 9th 129 93.0%
2023 81.03 33rd 400 91.8%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.38 7th 543 98.7%
2021 97.72 9th 802 98.9%
2022 93.74 20th 392 94.9%
2023 96.52 14th 760 98.2%
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Rank History for middle school White students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.52 14th 436 96.8%
2019 93.61 7th 337 97.9%
2021 94.46 14th 780 98.2%
2022 97.25 6th 446 98.7%
2023 96.75 11th 675 98.4%
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Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for BASIS Mesa

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Rank History for all high school students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 86.09 26th 261 90.0%
2016 87.18 36th 406 91.1%
2017 99.31 7th 416 98.3%
2018 97.20 11th 420 97.4%
2019 95.96 10th 285 96.5%
2021 99.87 9th 509 98.2%
2022 99.59 9th 464 98.1%
2023 99.89 5th 469 98.9%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 100.00 1st 422 99.8%
2022 100.00 1st 380 99.7%
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Rank History for high school Female students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.68 15th 354 95.8%
2019 96.13 9th 247 96.4%
2021 99.55 13th 492 97.4%
2022 99.06 11th 456 97.6%
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Rank History for high school Male students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.33 12th 370 96.8%
2019 95.47 11th 238 95.4%
2021 99.86 6th 492 98.8%
2022 99.56 5th 455 98.9%
2023 99.84 6th 429 98.6%
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Rank History for high school Asian students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.20 12th 83 85.5%
2021 85.33 38th 231 83.5%
2022 86.96 33rd 238 86.1%
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Rank History for high school African American students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.70 1st 306 99.7%
2022 99.09 1st 301 99.7%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.97 1st 479 99.8%
2022 99.79 1st 441 99.8%
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Rank History for high school Native American students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.93 1st 256 99.6%
2022 99.47 1st 255 99.6%
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Rank History for high school White students at BASIS Mesa

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.86 13th 291 95.5%
2019 94.53 11th 217 94.9%
2021 98.90 10th 448 97.8%
2022 98.33 4th 409 99.0%
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Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Arizona Department of Education

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Enrollment information for BASIS Mesa

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2014 205 21 52 61 1 1 15 0 356
2015 344 36 103 87 4 0 5 0 579
2016 330 50 122 107 4 0 15 0 628
2017 343 44 134 104 5 1 17 0 648
2018 334 42 129 88 4 1 24 0 622
2019 426 48 158 138 4 3 52 0 829
2020 423 43 166 127 3 3 58 0 823
2021 375 56 192 132 2 1 55 0 813
2022 319 61 212 151 2 1 62 0 808
2023 314 49 260 151 4 0 62 0 840

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at BASIS Mesa

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 356 n/a n/a n/a
2015 579 n/a n/a n/a
2016 628 n/a n/a n/a
2017 648 n/a n/a n/a
2018 622 n/a n/a n/a
2019 829 n/a n/a n/a
2020 823 n/a n/a n/a
2021 813 n/a n/a n/a
2022 808 n/a n/a n/a
2023 840 n/a n/a n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio BASIS Mesa

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 356 n/a n/a n/a
2015 579 n/a n/a n/a
2016 628 n/a n/a n/a
2017 648 n/a n/a n/a
2018 622 n/a n/a n/a
2019 829 n/a n/a n/a
2020 823 n/a n/a n/a
2021 813 n/a n/a n/a
2022 808 n/a n/a n/a
2023 840 n/a n/a n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for BASIS Mesa

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $78 (0.9%) $15 (0.2%) $170 (2.0%) $6,250 (73.4%) $2,170 (25.5%) $8,420 (98.9%) $8,513
2022 $203 (2.3%) $99 (1.1%) $505 (5.8%) $6,242 (71.6%) $2,179 (25.0%) $8,420 (96.5%) $8,723

Data source: Arizona Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on BASIS Mesa

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
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Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 49th of 1039 Elementary schoolsRanks 105th of 1245 Elementary schools
 3.7%
Ranks 15th of 605 Middle schoolsRanks 18th of 854 Middle schools
 0.4%
Ranks 10th of 285 High schoolsRanks 5th of 469 High schools
 2.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students829840
 1.3%
African American4849
 2.1%
American Indian44
Asian158260
 64.6%
Hispanic138151
 9.4%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
White426314
 26.3%
Two or More Races5262
 19.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about BASIS Mesa

In the 2022-23 school year, 840 students attended BASIS Mesa.

Students at BASIS Mesa are 37% White, 31% Asian, 18% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 6% African American.

Yes. BASIS Mesa ranks in the top 8.4% of Arizona alternative schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education.

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