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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Mesquite High School is an above average, public school located in Gilbert, AZ. It has 1,779 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
Address
500 S McQueen Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85233
Telephone
(480) 497-3300
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Mesquite High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1200
221 responses
Average ACT
26
117 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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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
    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
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.60 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.60 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 154 responses
Report
  • Half days
    23%
  • School dances
    19%
  • Football Games
    16%
  • Senior pranks and spontaneous senior spirit days
    16%
  • Pep Assemblies
    8%
  • Preforming Arts Events
    6%
  • Marching band
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,779
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.62 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.62 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.62 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,602
Teachers in First/Second Year
51.7%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.78 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.78 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.78 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$6,955/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.76 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.76 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.76 responses
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Without a doubt, Mesquite High will hold a permanent spot in my heart. At the age of fourteen, I walked through the foyer for the first time- confident in my identity but inquisitive about who I would become after this four year journey. Prior to my first day, my mother raved about the beauty of high school and the opportunity to indulge in priceless knowledge and youthful oblivion. She encouraged me to make this time count because I would remember and cherish it forever. Wholeheartedly, the MHS student body and teaching staff welcomed me into the wildcat family. I’ve met people I will know for the rest of my life and I’m grateful for the knowledge and experience I’ve acquired throughout my time at MHS. Once a wildcat, always a wildcat!
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There are some great teachers but also not so great teachers. There is really only one teacher I've had that really prepared me for college. It also seems like no one really is involved in anything like sports, clubs, academics, ect. We have nice facilities though! I wish there were more students to really get the "High School" experience!
Mesquite High School is the dictionary definition of an average public school. From the outside, there is nothing extraordinary about Mesquite High. But after attending this school for over three years, I have decided the the experience that can be created for oneself through relationships and activities is what makes this school superior to others. The ability to get involved with sports, clubs, and simply the readiness to build relationships here at Mesquite has built the foundation for my unforgettable high school experience.