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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  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 1,914 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.
Address
500 S Mcqueen Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85233
Telephone
(480) 497-3300

Mesquite High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1200
187 responses
Average ACT
27
89 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$85,581
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,315
National
$949
Median Home Value
$264,700
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.57 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.57 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 142 responses
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  • Half days
    25%
  • School dances
    20%
  • Senior pranks and spontaneous senior spirit days
    16%
  • Football Games
    15%
  • Pep Assemblies
    8%
  • Preforming Arts Events
    7%
  • 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
1,914
Free or Reduced Lunch
1%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.59 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.59 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.59 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,368
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.6%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.75 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.75 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.75 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
$7,130/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.73 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.73 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.73 responses
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Mesquite High School Reviews

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The teachers at mesquite really care about their student they want to see you succeed. They take the extra time to make sure you understand material and grasp concepts. They go beyond just making sure you are okay with your school work they want to know how your day is going how your family is doing. The staff at mesquite is very involved with their students! The campus is beautiful and the students make sure it stays that way. There is a volunteer club that goes around and picks up trash on campus and in surrounding neighborhoods I love that this teaches students the importances of environmental awareness. Peers are great with one another and try to make sure everyone is included. There are an abundance of clubs for every interest!
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Very good school with strong academic classes. Great counselors and most of the teachers are excellent. The school provided a survey for parents and improved so much academically based on the parents responses to the surveys. Great coaches also, they provide create clubs led by excellent caring teachers. School is very organized and also the principal and administrators are professionals and care about the school safety and strong academics. Friendly front office staff.
Mesquite High School was an awesome school to go to! The staff was awesome, the kids were friendly and I felt comfortable in my environment. Gilbert school district was recently rated top 5 in our country and we know why! Because of schools like Mesquite High School.