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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 471 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 471 reviews
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    • High School Senior
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    Administration & Policies: I have never gotten into trouble at Highland, so I would not be able to give a credible review on how the policies involving that.
    • High School Senior
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    Sports & Fitness: As I am not involved with any sports teams or sports related activities such as trainers, I am not able to give a credible review of the sports opportunities at Highland.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: There are a few really amazing teachers at Highland. These are people who are incredibly knowledgable on the subject they teach, and really inspire students to become interested in the lessons. However, there are a few teachers that have trouble creating an environment of learning in their classrooms. These few teachers often are not very strict on homework, which gives some students an excuse to turn their homework in weeks after it was due, or to not do it at all. Also, some teachers do not grade tests for weeks, leaving students who have trouble in class to be totally clueless on if they are improving, and creating a deeper hole for them to crawl themselves out of while they're learning new material.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are tons of extracurricular opportunities at Highland. Not only are there sports like our great girls soccer and basketball teams, our football team, and the boys volleyball team, there are several activities unique even to just one class. There is the Extra Mile Club which is by far the most popular, with at least 100 students participation. This club focuses on volunteering opportunities in our community. There is also United Sound, a club where students in the orchestra teach the special needs students at our school to play an instrument. There is also the Chess club, the Japan club, the welding club, the Harry Potter club, and the Polynesian club. There is a club for nearly everybody at Highland High.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are plenty of Activities to be involved in.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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

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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 46 responses

  • 78% Yes
  • 11% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 36% The academics are taught at a high level
  • 28% The teachers care about their students
  • 24% The music program is great
  • 12% Athletic programs

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 37% The groups only interact with their group
  • 26% The cliques
  • 20% Division of funding to sports
  • 9% Look of school
  • 9% Mormons

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 23 responses

  • 30% We have and do well in many different subect areas
  • 30% Our performing arts department
  • 17% Almost all kids are very involved in the school.
  • 13% Mostly Mormon
  • 9% Athletics are awesome

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 54% Mormon
  • 27% Having many opportunities to find/do what you love
  • 19% Full of school spirit

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 48% Get involved in clubs/activities !
  • 26% The honors/AP classes are difficult but rewarding
  • 7% People are nice to oncoming people
  • 4% Take as many classes as you can

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 22 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 81% 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.
  • 5% I hate everything about this school.