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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Carl Hayden High School is a public school located in Phoenix, AZ. It has 2,209 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 26% in reading.

Carl Hayden High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
26%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
910
13 responses
Average ACT
20
88 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$54,765
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$999
National
$949
Median Home Value
$217,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
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  • Assemblies
    29%
  • Clubs
    23%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Soccer games
    10%
  • When a radio starion comes for us to have fun
    10%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    8%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,209
Free or Reduced Lunch
93%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,214
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 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
$12,022/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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Carl Hayden High School was a good experience for me. The teachers and staff, and the councilers were great, and even though I graduated a few days ago, my first day there still feels like it was yesterday. Although I cant vouch for every experience, may it be past, present or future ones, being good overall, I can vouch that mine was. Everyone will end up having a different experience in high school, but the infrastructure to set the vast majority for sucess is there, and it will be up to the student and the general way life goes to determine the rest of the experience. The only reason I didnt rate 5 stars is because anything good can always be better.
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Carl Hayden high school was filled with support. All the teachers did their best to get you to understand the subjects. They did more than they needed to do by creating more work for students who asked for it. They also created fun activities for everyone to join. The teachers are so supportive and caring. They will give so much advice for the students. However they don't spoon feed you. They challenged and brought out the true potential from students. Overall my experience at Carl Hayden has been terrific. Although it sounds like a wonderful school it also has its flaws. Some clubs can do better announcing their club to everyone. Staff can try be more involve with the students and ask if there is anything wrong. Some teachers shouldn't be missing a lot of days. Also security guards should be more aware and strict to misbehaving students.
I had the opportunity to study here all my four years of high school and I have to say that I like their personal, staff, teachers, etc. The reason I had to rate the school 3 stars or an average score is because students do not like to support their clubs and sports. I wish more students could be appreciate to the hard work from others that are trying their best to make the school to stand out.
However, I really enjoy the time that I got to spend there and I am proud to be a Falcon.