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B+
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
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Arcadia High School is an above average, public school located in Phoenix, AZ. It has 1,741 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
4703 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Telephone
(480) 484-6100

Arcadia High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1200
152 responses
Average ACT
27
100 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,328
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$914
National
$949
Median Home Value
$178,200
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • For football games, we have a chaos corner its fun
    25%
  • Market Day
    25%
  • The class chants, the assemblies are great.
    22%
  • The dance concerts are always really cool.
    19%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    1%
  • Spirit Week
    1%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,741
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,209
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 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
$8,542/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Arcadia can be a wonderful experience, provided you find your niche and have some common sense. The support system is horrible, but there are pockets of good people, like the College and Career Center Advisor Mrs. Metzler and a few of the teachers (Dukelow, King, Stark, to name a few). The biggest plus to Arcadia is probably the club culture and the community, so you can most likely find a club for anything you like and there's always lots of events and opportunities for community service. The sports and arts programs are pretty good, and have a tight-knit community within them. In terms of academics, the AP offerings are impressive but the advising system is awful, so I would do independent research into how you want to plan your high school career because it can get pretty messed-up if you don't know what to do when.
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I personally love the atmosphere and teachers at Arcadia. I hate the district admin tho.
Also lots of extracurricular options including CMAS, Robotics, Technical Theater, Band, and Dance. Go Titans!
As a Latina at a school that has very low diversity, my experience is different from others who feel discriminated against. I always felt accepted and comfortable with my peers and had all the support I needed from my teachers. I think young people have to learn to accept that not everyone is against you just because of your ethnicity. But I do believe that the ambiance of the school needs to change in order for students to feel comfortable and accepted.