BASIS Scottsdale began the 2016-17 school year with a brand new building that features larger classrooms, additional science labs, a stage with lights and sound, and a beautiful new gym. From a student body of 138 and a faculty of nine in 2003, BASIS Scottsdale has grown to a student body of 1,092 and a faculty of 95. Including the Class of 2016, BASIS Scottsdale has graduated 272 students, 100% of whom have gone on to attend four-year colleges and universities.
As the second eldest BASIS.ed managed charter school, BASIS Scottsdale is one of the top-performing schools in the network and sustained its high national rankings in 2015–16 as U.S. News & World Report's #2 Best High School, #1 Charter High School, and #4 STEM School in the United States. Additionally, BASIS Scottsdale was ranked the #1 High School in Arizona (U.S. News) and was included in The Washington Post's list of "Top Performing U.S. Schools with Elite Students".