A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Agua Fria High School is a highly rated, public school located in Avondale, AZ. It has 1,736 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
Address
530 E. Riley Road
Avondale, AZ 85323
Telephone
(623) 932-7300
Website

Agua Fria High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1140
38 responses
Average ACT
23
154 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$56,120
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,065
National
$949
Median Home Value
$160,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.52 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.52 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 142 responses
Report
  • Favortie events are the pep rally's, dances.
    27%
  • Football Games
    22%
  • Also club events
    14%
  • The dance and talent show
    11%
  • Volunteer
    9%
  • Tailgates
    6%
  • Every single event that happens at my school.
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,736
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,497
Teachers in First/Second Year
31.5%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.80 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.80 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.80 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,773/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.78 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.78 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.78 responses
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What I love about my school is the devoted staff and teachers I have been fortunate enough to have been educated under. My counselors have provided my class all of the tools and support we need to be successful through thongs such as text reminders, emails, newsletters, field trips, etc. All of my teachers are incredibly kind and ecstatic about the work they get to do. Very happy I go there!
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In my 4 years at Agua Fria High School, I fully believe that this school is excellent. As a band member, student body member, and student athlete, I have been able to see the continued growth of student life. The school focuses on preparing its students to be college and career ready. The majority of teachers are passionate about their subject or making a change in their student's lives and leave a positive effect on the student body. I can honestly say that Agua Fria High School is trying to provide the highest quality of education and resources possible despite its lack of resource. I would like to see the resources of the school such as paper to never have to be a problem for its teachers and students. I want the school to be able to fund its clubs and sports in order to push them to the highest level of excellence. By doing this, I believe the school can produce the best quality student that will one day change society.
Agua Fria High School is an excellent school. From the clubs to sports to the classroom it is one of the most diverse, compassionate schools out there. It is also rated A+. The teachers, administration and counselors all care about the success and college readiness of their students. As a senior at Agua Fria, I believe no other school could have prepared me well enough for college and my future. Teachers go out of their way to stay after school as late at their student need to ensure they fully understand everything. More and more students are signing up for Advance Placement classes every year as well. Everything aspect of Agua Fria High School is exceptional.