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Highland High School is a public school in Gilbert, Arizona. It has 2,964 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 90% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 497 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

4301 East Guadalupe Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 497-3452

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 497 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: Attendance policy is strictly used. A student should be at school to learn, and Highland staff really believes that. I didn't talk much with office staff or counselors, so I don't know much. But, unruly behavior is out of the question. Food fights are a no-go. The cafeteria will be put on lock down for a week. Don't throw things. That is one of the biggest rules to pay attention to. Dress code is obviously just don't wear almost nothing to school. They aren't terribly strict on it otherwise.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: Sports are an average. No one was shunned if they didn't go. Most people were more interested in participating in events than watching them. So, there were spectators but not huge crowds. (Except when we were really good in tournaments.)
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teachers are incredible. They truly love the students and give them every opportunity to get help if the student is struggling. Every now and then, there is a teacher who isn't as approachable. The teachers have different teaching styles. Not one is very similar to another, so it creates good diversity in learning.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Educational Outcomes: College is easier than the teachers prepared us for. We have access to a lot of study tools at the university.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: School is exceptional to its ability to include all students as well as the extreme amour of support and opertunity given by all the teachers and staff one of the best in the district in my opinion.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Gilbert High School 4 mi. 2,744
3.33 Red Mountain High School 5 mi. 2,473
3.33 Desert Ridge High School 5 mi. 2,514
3.00 Skyline High School 5 mi. 2,635
3.00 Mesa High School 6 mi. 2,677

Around Highland High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Grade 9 25.6%
Grade 10 25.4%
Grade 11 24.0%
Grade 12 25.0%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 49 responses

  • 80% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 35% The academics are taught at a high level
  • 31% The teachers care about their students
  • 24% The music program is great
  • 11% Athletic programs

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 34% The groups only interact with their group
  • 24% The cliques
  • 22% Division of funding to sports
  • 10% Look of school
  • 10% Mormons

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 27 responses

  • 27% We have and do well in many different subect areas
  • 27% Our performing arts department
  • 19% Almost all kids are very involved in the school.
  • 15% Mostly Mormon
  • 8% Athletics are awesome
  • 4% How all of the students work together for a cause

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 52% Mormon
  • 28% Having many opportunities to find/do what you love
  • 21% Full of school spirit

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 43% Get involved in clubs/activities !
  • 23% The honors/AP classes are difficult but rewarding
  • 7% People are nice to oncoming people
  • 3% Take as many classes as you can

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 17% I love everything about this school.
  • 79% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.