Highland High School in Gilbert, AZ - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    3,010
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    645 3.8
  • Ranking

Highland High School is a public coed school in Gilbert, Arizona. It has 3,010 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 645 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

4301 East Guadalupe Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 497-3300

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 645 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I struggled in this school with fitting in, it was mostly because I lived in an area where most of them where LDS and have know each other from birth. coming in as a new kid my sophomore year made it hard for me to fit in.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: the teachers a this school had helped me through out my high school education, but I do feel that I feel I could of utilized more opportunities for the help they where giving to help be succeed in high school.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I absolutely love my high school. It was filled with friends that I hope to see on my wedding day. Our student section will forever be known as the best in Arizona. I was also blessed enough to be part of their WONDERFUL orchestra music program, where we would travel to Chicago, California, and Las Vegas. I also got to be part of their amazing soccer program where we won the State Championship. The people I met in this school will definitely always be in my memories. Highland is filled with very kind and fun people. I hope they stay with me throughout my future endeavors.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Like any school out there there is a plethora of both good and bad teaching habits; it really depends on what you get handed to you and what you choose to do with it. I have had a couple teachers, to my dismay, that I hope I never get to see again. Or that I would turn my back to them if I ever saw them in public. With that said, there have also been teachers that I hope stay with me throughout my learning endeavors. Teachers that you could see their passion towards their communities by the way they carry out their knowledge to their students. They give REAL world stories and look unto you to solve the problems and give you all the tools they can. Teachers that not only care for your grades and your academic future but also you as a person, an athlete, a musician, a sibling, or a daughter or son.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: This school has so many extracurricular activities to choose from, whether it's from sports to clubs, or tutoring to volunteering. There are over 30 different clubs and activities to choose from right when you walk into the school. Every year, there is a club fair that let's students look and decide if they would like to join a club. It gives them a chance to be part of something besides school. Sports take a huge part in this school. Sports bring the best school spirit into the atmosphere. We are known as the best student section in the state.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Williams Field High School 2 mi. 1,581
3.00 Higley High School 5 mi. 1,680
3.33 Gilbert High School 4 mi. 2,553
3.66 Red Mountain High School 5 mi. 3,313
3.33 Desert Ridge High School 5 mi. 2,754

Around Highland High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 51%
Male 48%

Student Diversity

Highland High School United States Arizona Desert Ridge High School Gilbert High School Higley High School Red Mountain High School Williams Field High School
White 76.0% 51.0% 40.2% 67.0% 68.0% 66.0% 71.0% 65.0%
Hispanic 12.0% 25.0% 44.6% 20.0% 21.0% 19.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 2.6% 3.0% 3.0% 4.0% 2.0% 4.0%
African American 3.0% 15.0% 5.1% 5.0% 3.0% 4.0% 3.0% 6.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 5.0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 2.2% 2.0% 1.0% 2.0% 0% 2.0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 24.2%
Grade 10 26.1%
Grade 11 24.5%
Grade 12 25.2%

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 93 responses

  • 78% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 70 responses

  • 25% The academics are taught at a high level
  • 25% The teachers care about their students
  • 22% The music program is great
  • 12% SCHOOL SPIRIT
  • 10% Athletic programs
  • 3% Overall arts departments
  • 2% Student life
  • 1% Religious and tolerant environment
  • 1% American Pride

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 33% The groups only interact with their group
  • 27% The cliques
  • 19% Division of funding to sports
  • 15% The arts get hardly any funding
  • 6% Look of school

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 69 responses

  • 26% Our performing arts department
  • 19% We have and do well in many different subect areas
  • 19% Mostly Mormon
  • 16% The student section for sports
  • 10% Almost all kids are very involved in the school.
  • 6% 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 70 responses

  • 33% Mormon
  • 31% Full of school spirit
  • 20% Best performing and fine arts in the state.
  • 16% Having many opportunities to find/do what you love

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 47 responses

  • 47% Get involved in clubs/activities !
  • 28% TAKE COLLEGE COURSES WHILE YOU CAN
  • 17% The honors/AP classes are difficult but rewarding
  • 4% People are nice to oncoming people
  • 2% Take as many classes as you can
  • 2% Join clubs! Be in diff class if(B or low)in class

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 66 responses

  • 23% I love everything about this school.
  • 70% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 2% I hate everything about this school.