Skip to Main Content
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Empire High School is a top rated, public school located in Tucson, AZ. It has 833 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Empire High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
52 responses
Average ACT
26
155 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$78,819
National
$55,322
Median Rent
National
$949
Median Home Value
$322,200
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Prom
    22%
  • Football Games
    19%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Spirit Assemblies
    12%
  • Election Simulation
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Track Meets
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
833
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,318
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,415/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
Schools like Empire High School
More

Empire High School Reviews

266 reviews
All Categories
Empire is my second home. It is a place where I feel comfortable enough to be myself and experience genuine happiness. Yes, I am genuinely happy at school! Surprising, I know. The clean and cozy campus, the enthusiastic and level-headed principal, the fun and exciting activities and the small student population are some of my favorite things about Empire. The reason why I give it only four stars is because my only dislike is that I have had problems with some of the teachers. However, disregarding the teaching staff, I love this school.
Start Your Review of Empire High School
Rate It!
Empire is a great, smaller school that has a lot of opportunities in the arts and vocational professions. The staff are very friendly and joke around with the students, and the atmosphere is relaxed and inviting. Not necessarily the most technologically advanced school, but they do great with what they have!
Empire is truly an amazing school. There is so much community and the teachers really care about their students. We are most known for the drama program here, but we excel in many other things too. Our school has amazing school spirit, and an off the charts photography program, and pretty good athletic programs. In the three years, I have attended, I have never seen a community grow as much as we have. This year a student was diagnosed with cancer, and our school has put together with immense efforts and has helped to raise over $35,000 for him and his family. As a school and as a community, there is nowhere else I would rather attend.