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Basha High School

Public | PK, 9-12 & ungraded | 2351 students

 

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Posted July 24, 2014

Great school in a great neighborhood! Five stars all the way! Smaller class sizes on average
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2014

Basha High .my daughter just finished her freshman year and I have to say, I couldn't be happier with her accomplishments this first year. She took three Honors classes this year and was in Avid program. She thrived! Her teachers were/are fantastic and dedicated to the students. She has many friends and to my knowledge has had no bad experiences thus far. She 's been on field trips to colleges and looking into universities around the country to attend already! I feel the teachers have encouraged this motivation of hers and are guiding her on a successful path! Gooo Bears!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2014

Basha High has been a wonderful school for my children. We have had zero conflicts with other students, the ap program is great, the teachers are great, counselors and principal respond to emails within 24 hours, and sports and orchestra have been wonderful. My daughter graduated this yr with a full tuition offer from all az schools and my son is entering his junior yr. if you are moving from out of state and are looking for a good safe school, Basha is the right place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2014

Basha is a great school! Everyone is friendly and nice. My child has been a part of the cheer team for several years now and I have nothing to complain about. The previous remark must been from an upset cheer member is no longer on the team and wasn't happy with the teams placement. Win some lose some. The cheer program and the coaches are awesome and care about the members. I would recommend this program to anyone that wanted to be coached by one of the best high school coaches out there. We love our coach and stand behind him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2014

This school is horrible! After all the high schools I attended so far Basha is known as a "bully school" to all of them. Their cheerleaders do not get along with other schools, they pick random fights, and boo other schools during competitions. When I went to go support my school at a competition in November for State Qualifiers, Basha was bragging about how they other schools suck and that they were gone to take the big title home. When it was announced that Basha took 6th place I wasn't surprise when a lot of other schools were laughing their butts off and booing Basha, for once they got a taste of their own medicine. I agree Basha are pretty good at cheer, but one of the reasons a lot of school, if not all schools in the Phoenix, Glendale, Avondale area hate Basha is because they are big bullies!


Posted January 30, 2014

This is my 4th year as a bear and I have been completely satisfied with the school.From pep assemblies to football games I'm always having a blast. As for the cheer/Pom team, that I've been on for 3 years, is nothing like the comment below. The coach is amazing and does not prioritize winning. After getting the ONLY back to back state rings Basha has seen, it was taken away from us this past year. As for the coach he is very proud of us and he cant stress that enough to us. We work ourselves to the limit because it's what we love to do, winning is what WE strive for NOT what he expects. As for paying to be on the team, it is very cheap compared to any all star team or dance studio that DOES (coming from an experienced studio dancer that quit to join school activities) rob you of your money. He is the best coach ive ever had, and as for the person below who knows nothing about our team, watch our competition videos on youtube and tell me that each student doesnt want to be on the team WINNING. We love what we do regardless, and you can tell in our faces when we kill our routines that he has put every ounce of love into. Go Bears!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2013

Initially, we were pleased with Basha's apparent commitment to academics, however, many wonderful teachers have left this past year due to lack of administrative support and district budget cuts. The administration and athletic department doesn't resolve parent complaints about the cheer/pom program. They allow the coach to be financially irresponsible, rude and crass, fleece the parents of their money, and put students at risk for injury. Competition is prioritized rather than promoting school spirit and supporting other athletic programs. There appears to be a complete lack of supervision and disregard for the head coach's conduct; berating is not coaching. I would not recommend any parent allowing their child to participate in the cheer/pom program as it is the antithesis of what a true spirit line should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

So far so good! Considering my kid just started at Basha High this year I'm pretty pleased with the school and stuff overall! My kid is thriving and happy to be there. What more can a parent ask for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2013

We came to Basha from a similarly ranked public high school in Montana. One daughter graduated from Basha in 2013; another will in 2015. Compared to the Montana high school, from which our eldest daughter graduated, I would say that Basha is a good school. The principal and teachers are very easy to communicate with. Some teachers are fantastic--smart, dedicated, loved by students, effective--and others are not. (It's a shame students can't publicly rate their teachers!) The student body is a mix of dedicated scholars and students who are there because they have to be. Basha offers a huge selection of AP classes and electives. Great field trips too! Chicago (band), Catalina Island (AP biology), Disneyland (orchestra), etc. What do students think? After listening to my own child (she's in all AP and honors classes and has a 4.3 gpa.) complain about teachers, students or homework, I have offered many times to take her out of Basha and enroll her at BASIS but she declines every time. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2011

I've gone to basha for 2 years now and I think it is one of the best high schools in arizona! The teachers are really cool and there are lots of classes for peoples different interests. The sports and band are very successful also. For the most part the students are really nice too. The administration isn't too strict but they do enforce the rules which is good


Posted September 16, 2011

I have one child who graduated from Basha and one still attending on open enrollment. The school has been such a positive experience for the whole family. Mr James, the principal is always visable and very involved. My children have been involved in sports, clubs, honors classes and much more and we love the school spirit! Several teachers and advisors have gone above and beyond to help my children succeed. I feel Basha High offers a well rounded education. Both of my children earned the AIMS waiver due to their educational experience and still had fun in sports much more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

I've been very impressed with Basha H.S so much so that my son will be attending his senior year as an open enrollment student. We live in the Higley School Distrcit, but there is no way we'd pull our son out of Basha. We've had nothing but positive experiences with the administration and faculty. Also my son is taking mostly AP or Honors courses and we find that the teachers go above and beyond when it comes to preparing our students for secondary education and the "real life." I have 5 additional children that I look forward to attending Basha in the future! Go Basha Bears!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

Both of my children attended Basha and both enjoyed the experience. They both have also been accepted to a top 10 University on full ride for Academics, not sports. I think the school has a great mix of Sports, Advanced Academics, and Arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

I am currently a sophmore at Basha High School and am receiving an excellent education that meets my advanced level of learning. Basha is not a good fit for every teen, but is a perfect fit for me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2009

I've been a parent at BHS for the past 4 years, my daughter is a Senior. I have been very pleased with Basha. My daughter has taken mostly Honor and AP classes and I've found her to have extremely passionate teachers that are willing to go the extra mile to help those students who want to excell! What more can you ask for? I'm very active at the school and love that parents are welcome to be involved and I feel that makes a difference as well. The kids (for the most part) are respectful and well mannered. Keep up the great work Basha! Go Bears!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

Hey, parent, I go to the school. And if our ratings are good that means we're getting stuff done. Besides, students don't get away with whatever they want. I'm a senior this year and this year especially, the rules are getting tighter. And that's a good thing. Basha's been a great experience for me, for the education and the life lessons. I'm proud to say I'm graduating from Basha.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2009

Basha is a great place for kids who want to be social, not a great place for kids to learn. Students are allowed to do whatever they want in the classrooms, including talking, being disrespectful to the teachers and otherwise making the learning environment difficult for those who want to learn. The teachers do not have support when it comes to discipline issues. As a parent and teacher (for the last 17 years) I think it is very sad what our schools have come to. The stats look good when compared to other districts, but when you see for yourself and your kids tell you what goes on, it's a totally different perspective.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

Can't say enough positive things about the leadership and teachers at the school. Our kids are enthusiastic about learning and have skills that will help in college and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

ive gone to basha for two years now i moved here from new york my freshman year and arizona was a tottally different place for me. basha makes everyone feel really welcome and everyone has friends. our teachers are young and exciting not just like old people telling us what to do. i can honestly say i can tell any of my teachers anything.!! i love basha. i recomened it to everyone.!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2009

There is too much focus on Athletics and sports. Academics too often takes a back seat to sports, especially football. The administration is trying too hard to be better than hamiltons football program, and it is costing the students.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

588 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

596 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

588 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 42%
Hispanic 16% 43%
Black 7% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

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  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

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  • (480) 224-2120

Resources

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  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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5990 South Val Vista Drive
Chandler, AZ 85249
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Phone: (480) 224-2100

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