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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Mesa High School is an above average, public school located in Mesa, AZ. It has 3,535 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 26% in reading.
Address
1630 East Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85204
Telephone
(480) 472-0200
Website
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Mesa High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
26%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1140
145 responses
Average ACT
24
159 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$52,155
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$943
National
$949
Median Home Value
$187,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.56 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.56 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 213 responses
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  • The traditions assembly
    21%
  • Carry On
    15%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • The Haka dance before each football game
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Bonfire
    8%
  • Choir-Carry On
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,535
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.53 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,248
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.83 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.83 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.83 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,431/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.78 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.78 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.78 responses
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Mesa High School is big on traditions! There are backstories as to why their motto is "BAM" and why they always say "Carry On" etc.. It is a big school, but everyone there is basically a huge family. The students and staff are beyond supportive when it comes to their sports teams, and the teachers there really care about their students and making sure they try their hardest to succeed.
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I love Mesa High's spirit as well as its desire to help its community. I was apart of a handful of different clubs and sports, and one of my favorite memories of each was the annual cemetery clean up. This event is held at the Mesa cemetery, where one of our "Z- legacies", Zedo Ishikawa is burried. At this event, all the clubs, and sports teams gather together and help clean the cemetery, by picking up trash, cleaning off the tombstones, etc... Then at the end we all gather around Ishikawa's tombstone and listen to how the traditions, spirit, and motto of "Carry On" began. This is just one of the many amazing memories I have made throughout my years at Mesa High. Im proud that I am able to tell people of how I was apart of something great! Once a Jackrabbit, always a Jackrabbit!
I've gone to Mesa High School all four years of high school. And i can honestly say i couldn't picture myself at any other high school. Mesa is full of school spirit but also still cares a tremendous amount about the education. And it is full of clubs that help out the community and take turns keeping the campus of the school clean. Another amazing thing about Mesa High is that, it is an avid demonstration school! I, myself am an avid member and i couldn't picture it any other way. I love Mesa High will all my heart.