Highland High School in Gilbert, AZ - Niche

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Highland High School is a public 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 603 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 603 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 2
    Health & Safety: I was bullied all 4 years and most teachers didn't notice or care. A few teachers noticed but nothing was ever done about it. It was usually verbal or sexual harassment and I never was physically bullied so in that sense the school was fairly safe.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: People go to football games for the marching band not for the football team. There is high importance placed on the preforming arts but they no longer gain enough funding.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I was bullied throughout all of high school, but I did make a few good friends. If I had to go back to school I would go to Highland but not because of the other students. I had two teachers that I wouldn't trade for anything. The class were actually engaging and I felt like I learned a lot.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: A few of the teachers were amazing, but most were ok.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: The diversity at this school is high. There are students from almost every race, religion, and sexuality.

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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

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


Female 51%
Male 48%

Student Diversity

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


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 84 responses

  • 79% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 62 responses

  • 27% The teachers care about their students
  • 26% The academics are taught at a high level
  • 22% The music program is great
  • 10% Athletic programs
  • 2% Overall arts departments

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 61 responses

  • 25% Our performing arts department
  • 21% We have and do well in many different subect areas
  • 16% Mostly Mormon
  • 15% The student section for sports
  • 11% Almost all kids are very involved in the school.
  • 7% Athletics are awesome
  • 5% How all of the students work together for a cause

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 62 responses

  • 35% Mormon
  • 32% Full of school spirit
  • 18% Having many opportunities to find/do what you love
  • 15% Best performing and fine arts in the state.

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 !
  • 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 58 responses

  • 19% I love everything about this school.
  • 74% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 5% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 2% I hate everything about this school.