Red Mountain High School in Mesa, AZ - Niche

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Red Mountain High School is a public school in Mesa, Arizona. It has 3,275 students in grades 10-12. According to state standards, 88% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 486 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

7301 East Brown Road
Mesa, AZ
(480) 472-0200

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3.7 from 486 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school is a fine school to attend. There was nothing that really made it stand out but it was not a bad school.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I feel like I'm well prepared for college, but some of the teachers at this school weren't helpful at all when it came down to answering questions when students were confused. Also, the people in the front office were just plain rude all the time to everybody who talked to them, including parents. I had a couple teachers I really loved who had an impact on me, which took away from some of the negatives, but overall it was a decent experience.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Unless you are in the top one percent or a star athlete, the administration treat you like you are beneath them. The counselors on the other hand are extremely friendly and helpful. Dress code is a joke. Too much is expected from students when the weather in this state can be dangerously hot. Dress code is inconsistent - I see males with shirts exposing their entire abdomens go along with their day, but females are marked up for having a tank top that is considered indecent. Why should the females be punished because the males become distracted by the sight of a girl's shoulders? What are we teaching the students? Another problem is sweep. Half my teachers informed me that sweep exists, and the other half said it didn't. I'm not sure how the tardy students learn their lesson by staring at a wall for an hour with nothing to do. It not only wastes their time, but it wastes the teacher's time because the student is forced to come make up their missed class time. Also, I found that the general education teachers can be very disrespectful compared to how teachers treat honors students. If you treat a student like they are stupid and unable to pass a test, then that is how they will behave. I understand that high school students aren't quite adults yet, but they aren't little kids either. For example, I was in a general class and the instant the teacher found out I could be in AP, they treated me different for the rest of the year. They expected me help them teach and then shamed me for not being in a more challenging environment. I never understood the logic there. On the other hand, I have a much, much longer list of what I loved about the school. I found the school spirit to be bigger and better than any other school. For the most part, the teachers I had went above and beyond to teach their students and make our high school experience enjoyable. The classes I had were interesting, and I don't regret taking any of them.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Some sports coaches are wonderful, but there are a few terrible ones who pick favorites and make it hard to enjoy the season and make friends on the team. I do love that there are many AP classes offered, but not all of the teachers are great. Lunch is very long, which makes it good for finishing homework and getting help from teachers/tutors.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Sports are great at RM!

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3.00 Skyline High School 4 mi. 2,567
3.66 Highland High School 5 mi. 2,987
3.33 Desert Ridge High School 5 mi. 2,658
3.00 Williams Field High School 6 mi. 1,508
4.00 Mountain View High School 6 mi. 3,134

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


Male 51%
Female 48%

Student Diversity

Red Mountain High School United States Desert Ridge High School Highland High School Mountain View High School Skyline High School Williams Field High School
White 73.0% 51.0% 66.0% 78.0% 72.0% 58.0% 65.0%
Hispanic 17.0% 25.0% 21.0% 11.0% 19.0% 32.0% 22.0%
African American 3.0% 15.0% 5.0% 3.0% 3.0% 4.0% 5.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 3.0% 5.0% 2.0% 2.0% 4.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 0% 0% 2.0% 1.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%


Grade 10 33.6%
Grade 11 32.2%
Grade 12 34.2%

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 54 responses

  • 69% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 13% No

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

  • 20% There is a wide variety of clubs
  • 20% There are a variety of classes to choose from.
  • 19% The teachers are helpful
  • 15% Lots of AP classes
  • 12% Its easy to make friends
  • 3% Lots of art classes
  • 3% Lots of Stem classes
  • 2% Lots of computer science classes
  • 2% Lots of engineering classes
  • 1% School sucks
  • 1% Lots of Ag classes

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 18% Over crowded because of freshman.
  • 17% The long lunch lines
  • 12% Dress code
  • 11% Food
  • 9% Locked campus for underclassman
  • 8% Drug deals in the bathrooms
  • 8% Typical highschool cliques separating others
  • 8% Sweep
  • 5% Administration
  • 2% Cameras
  • 2% I have no complaints
  • 2% General Classes

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 25 responses

  • 24% All of the above, Arts, AP, spirit, and teachers
  • 16% 5 time state championship softball team
  • 12% Edelbrock is the funniest physics teacher.
  • 12% We have a great music and performing arts program
  • 12% Every single thing up there makes RM the best!
  • 8% Our school cares about each student
  • 8% Lots of AP Courses
  • 8% School spirit

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

  • 31% It's big
  • 24% Popularity contest
  • 17% Friendly
  • 14% Maroon.
  • 10% Competitive in many categories
  • 3% Over rated

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 52% Always try your best; hard work pays off.
  • 24% Create great relationships with students/teachers.
  • 17% Don't piss off the security guards.
  • 3% Get in and get out. Try to meet some great people.
  • 3% Make sure Lois never learns your name

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

  • 21% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.