Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arizona isn’t particularly well-known for having the best education system. We are frequently the butt of jokes and the leadership in the state’s Department of Education leaves a lot to be desired. However, I can attest that as someone who previously worked in and with public schools, schools make the best situation possible with the resources they are given. So, instead, let’s focus on the positives!
Here are several Arizona cities that have some of the best schools in the state. The data was compiled from School Digger (a database that profiles educational information for parents) and the Best High Schools Ranking from U.S. News in order to create this list. We selected cities with more than two schools and ordered them alphabetically. Check it out!