Red Mountain High School

627 reviews
  1. Mesa Unified School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
7301 East Brown Rd
Mesa, AZ 85207
Telephone
(480) 472-0200
Website

Red Mountain High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1130
158 responses
Average ACT
27
67 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
AP Enrollment
23%
AP Exam Pass Rate
62%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    16%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    53%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    30%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.53 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.53 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 181 responses
  • Football games.
    21%
  • Dance Concert
    13%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Theater Program
    9%
  • Powderpuff
    9%
  • Yearbook
    8%
  • Any Sporting Event
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,313
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.72 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.72 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.72 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,820
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.95 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.95 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.95 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$7,485/ year
National
$11,890
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.100 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.100 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.100 responses

Reviews

627 reviews
  • Excellent
    161
  • Very Good
    258
  • Average
    165
  • Poor
    38
  • Terrible
    5
This school is considered an excellent high school in the Mesa Public Schools district. Though I have no other high school experience to compare it to, I must agree! The academics are excellent. I enjoyed all of my advanced and AP classes- the teachers were knowledgeable and caring, dedicated to helping the students do their best. A great variety of sports and clubs and music opportunities were offered. In fact, the choir is one of the best in the country and the softball team won the state title several years in a row! The campus was well-maintained and clean, although several things needed to be updated (like the restrooms). Ultimately, I enjoyed my experience there.
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago
Not too many controversial things happen at Red Mountain. The majority of the teachers are extremely helpful and genuinely care about the students' well-being and education. The principal, although retiring after this academic school year is over, is fantastic at what he does and is very well involved in student activities and school events- and overall pretty great guy! We have many great counselors at Red Mountain and they are all helpful and able to answer the majority of questions, whether it's about school or personal problems. Not too many students are punished for severe things; the majority of them are reprimanded for dress- code. Attendance is not a problem for many students since the school policy is strict on attendance and students could be reprimanded severely if they do not attend school.
  • High School Senior
  • Apr 29 2014
From a senior year standpoint, all of my teachers are fantastic! They're all so unique and have their own personalities and ways of teaching that are both on an academic level but are relatable enough to where many students are able incorporate and learn from the lesson. The science classes are superb! Many of the science teachers have been publicly recognized for going above and beyond and providing a great learning experience. I can't say much for the general class teachers since I was never in the general classes, but the higher level, honors, and AP teachers truly cared for their students and aimed to make each and every one of us successful. Each teacher I personally had were all very welcoming and overall, just a fun teacher! They were laid- back enough to where we all felt comfortable speaking without worrying about being told that our ideas were wrong, yet strict enough to where we would actively engage and ultimately fall in love with the class as a whole.
  • High School Senior
  • Apr 29 2014