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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  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 2,945 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Address
4301 East Guadalupe Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Telephone
(480) 497-3300
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Highland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1220
264 responses
Average ACT
27
241 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
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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

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.80 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.80 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 280 responses
Report
  • spirit weeks and game days
    24%
  • Going into Hawk Hall to sing the fight song
    11%
  • Football Games
    10%
  • 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
2,945
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.90 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.90 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.90 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,602
Teachers in First/Second Year
47.4%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.122 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.122 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.122 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
$6,955/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.130 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.130 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.130 responses
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I attended Highland High School from 2015-2019. I really enjoyed my time there. As the years went on I became more accustomed to the flow of the school. The staff and principal of Highland are all welcoming and encouraging. The teachers are excited to teach and most of the time make connections with students that help progress learning and create atmospheres of safety. The programs offered are advanced and diverse, offering something for everyone. Clubs and after school programs helped everyone find their spot and happiness in high school. The Hawk Family was emphasized in pep rallies, football games, and exciting school dances. My favorite part was finding my group of good friends and getting involved with them mainly in the music departments. The choir, band, and orchestra programs are amazing. They are very educational and highly advanced, giving students joy and knowledge in music. I had a good experience in Highland and am proud to be a Hawk!
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Almost all of my teachers in the past few years have been great. They are great at making schoolwork engaging and are happy to help with school and personal issues. A good portion of my teachers are not only good at their job, but incredible people to be around.
As a member of the school Symphony, I must emphasize how stunning the music program is! The music directors are wise leaders and instructors, and the school can boast many top musicians in the state.
However great the staff is, there are too many entitled and cliquey students attending. Fortunately, it's easy to ignore these students and create true relationships here.
I have experienced a variety of educational opportunities in my lifetime ranging from home school, to online school, to public school, and in the realm of public schools, I have never attended a better school than highland. Though ethnic diversity is scarce because of the diversity, its academic and music programs are absolutely phenomenal! Our music groups have toured to Carnegie hall and other prestigious venues on many occasions and provide a rich and diverse learning experience for all who participate. Faculties and teachers are also outstanding! They are kind, responsible, and conscientious to the needs of all. Though no school is perfect, I would highly recommend Highland High!