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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Higley Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in Gilbert, AZ. It has 12,155 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
2935 South Recker Road
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Telephone
(480) 279-7000
Website

Higley Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1180
203 responses
Average ACT
25
366 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,155
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$4,461
Teachers in First/Second Year
32.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$66,376,000
Expenses Per Student
$6,587/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$87,566
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,362
National
$949
Median Home Value
$286,400
National
$184,700

Higley Unified School District Reviews

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Being a high school graduate, I was somewhat pleased with my experience with the district. I do believe, however, that funding could be dispersed better into different programs in schools. I believe that there is simply too much money going into sports and not enough going in to the performing arts. Although funding could be better, I will say that the district did show their support for the arts on multiple occasions, specifically during the RED for ED walk out with already scheduled field trips for said programs. I always believe that education could be better but I do understand that the district is doing their best to provide students with this.
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Through out my highschool years Higley has been a good school to attend due to the accelerated programs offered for individual students but also the faculties willingness to go above and beyond what’s expected and allow for all students to thrive in an unbiased and safe environment. Not only that but the arts programs are increasing more spectacular each progressing year ,it truly show the hard working and free spirited student body and the fantastic support given by all individuals whom attend Higley Highschool.
HUSD and Higley high school (HHS) are great places, with a clean,expansive campus, but it has some issues with it. To start off, the counseling department is not very proactive in the success of students, often being unavailable and unaccommodating to their needs. Though, the EVIT students are often neglected, having constant scheduling conflicts. The teachers in this district however, are extremely exceptional, preparing well crafted material in the classroom, setting students up for success in real-world applications.