A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
4301 East Guadalupe Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Telephone
(480) 497-3300

Highland 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
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1200
167 responses
Average ACT
28
142 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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.64 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.64 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 220 responses
Report
  • spirit weeks and game days
    24%
  • Playing the fight song on the intercom on Fridays
    11%
  • Going into Hawk Hall to sing the fight song
    10%
  • Football Games
    10%
  • Senior Pranks
    9%
  • Dances
    8%
  • Relay for Life
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,065
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.74 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.74 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.74 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.106 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.106 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.106 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$7,130/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.114 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.114 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.114 responses
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Highland High School Reviews

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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!
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Highland High School is a place packed full of energy, spirit, and fun! Teachers and administration care about each and every student that walks through Highland's doors. However, students need to embrace each other and be more accepting of others, since at times it feels as if many students, including myself, have felt not included and on the outs. Highland has a very positive attitude and and each student finds a passion and strive to achieve it.
Most teachers at Highland have been wonderful! The best teacher I've ever had was my sophomore English teacher who unfortunately switched schools for better pay. She went above and beyond and passionately taught us college-level concepts that helped me significantly in community-college English classes I took. Most math teachers however are either passive-aggressive towards students, thereby discouraging class discussion and negatively affecting what the students learn, or do the bare minimum: pre-printed 15 minute note pages and individual or group homework pages, leaving about 30 min of class time empty. In my AP US History class, students who are excellent in all other classes failed miserably because the teacher, though a thoroughly enjoyable storyteller, taught exclusively through textbook lectures, and the grades got so bad that he stopped testing altogether, began showed documentaries, and curved the final test scores so everyone could pass. The elective class teachers are by far the best. The music and agriculture programs are some of the best in the state, with instructors that keep up and more! Overall, despite some negative teaching trends in the math and history departments, the teachers are very good at what they do at Highland.