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The top 20 charter schools by graduation rates in Maricopa County

Looking at graduation rates for Maricopa County charter schools can be tricky.

The challenge, according to the Phoenix Business Journal, is a school’s small enrollment, where if a charter doesn’t graduate all of its students, there can be a noticeable impact on its graduation rate.

Student enrollment also proves difficult when comparing graduation rates to other public high schools, as those those schools — on average — have hundreds of students.

Despite these discrepancies, some schools still graduate all of their students, while others have seen their rates drop according to figures from the Arizona Department of Education.

The following is a ranking of Maricopa County charter schools according to their graduation rates:

20. New School for the Arts;
Rate 85.37; Students 41; Graduates 35
19. Tempe Preparatory Academy; Rate 86.89; Students 61; Graduates 53
18. Leading Edge Online Academy; Rate 88.24; Students 17; Graduates 15
17. Heritage Academy; Rate 90.12; Students 81; Graduates 73
16. NFL YET College Prep Academy; Rate 93.4; Students 33; Graduates 31
15. Foothills Academy; Rate 94.44; Students; 36 Graduates 34
14. Arizona Conservatory for Arts ; Rate 95.65; Students 46; Graduates 44

13. Horizon Community Learning Center; Rate 95.74; Students94; Graduates 90
12. North Pointe Preparatory; Rate 96; Students 100; Graduates 96
11. James Madison Preparatory School; Rate 96.43; Students 28; Graduates 26
10. Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center Inc. ; Rate 96.43; Students 56; Graduates 54
9. Glendale Preparatory Academy; Rate 96.77; Students 31; Graduates 30
8. Scottsdale Preparatory Academy; Rate 96.88; Students 32; Graduates 31
7. Paradise Honors High School; Rate 97.06; Students 34; Graduates 33
6. Veritas Preparatory Academy; Rate 97.83; Students 46; Graduates 45
5. Gateway Early College High School; Rate 97.92; Students 48; Graduates 47
4. Metropolitan Arts Institute; Rate 100; Students 41; Graduates 41
3. Arizona Charter Academy Success School; Rate 100; Students 28; Graduates 28
2. Gilbert Early College; Rate 100; Students 25; Graduates 25
1. Basis Scottsdale; Rate 100; Students 33; Graduates 33