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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Highland High School is a highly rated, public school located in Gilbert, AZ. It has 3,012 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.

Highland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1230
297 responses
Average ACT
28
270 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$92,350
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,429
National
$949
Median Home Value
$310,400
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.85 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.85 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 303 responses
  • spirit weeks and game days
    23%
  • Football Games
    11%
  • Going into Hawk Hall to sing the fight song
    11%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Senior Pranks
    10%
  • Playing the fight song on the intercom on Fridays
    9%
  • Relay for Life
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,012
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.95 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.95 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.95 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,575
Teachers in First/Second Year
47.4%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.127 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.127 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.127 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$7,798/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.135 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.135 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.135 responses
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Highland High School has an incredibly dedicated group of teachers! I have had three children who've graduated or soon to graduate from HHS. During their 4 years of high school they were able to take challenging courses including honors, AP and dual enrollment courses. The majority of teachers in these classes genuinely care about their students and I can say that my children have had a great education. The performing arts department has also been incredible! All 3 of my kids took orchestra all 4 years and the teachers are so amazing!
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High school was extremely fun! First, I attended every Friday night football game because I loved being a part of the action in the bleachers and cheering on the players. Highland students have a lot of school spirit by always supporting their fellow peers on the field. Yet, my most vivid memories that made high school a blast were the dances: Homecoming, Winter Formal, and Prom. I absolutely loved the dances and admired all the hard work that the student council put towards them with decorating, hiring a DJ, and making sure the night was memorable for all students attending the school. Regarding academics, the teachers invested tremendous amounts of time into their students to ensure they understood the lessons and even went further to develop a personal connection to them which helped me achieve great success with my 4.0 GPA all four years. I am forever grateful for being a hawk at Highland High School and will cherish all the enjoyable times for the rest of my life.
Highland High School is the most spirited school I've had the privy of knowing. I am proud to be an alumni of HHS for this reason. Even if we lost a game or event, the spirit was contagious; our blood drives even brought out our school pride. The teachers, faculty and students came together for events, which I feel is not a common bond in high schools. Beyond school spirit, being prepared for college was another highlight. Having support and resources available was a huge blessing. There are programs (such as AVID) and so many dual-credit courses available for students to take advantage of. I was able to complete more than a semester's worth of credits for college through these courses and the support of multiple teachers. Go Hawks!