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Mohave High School

Public | 9-12 | 1470 students


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Posted May 8, 2014

Iam employed here at mohave high school, let me first say that I have worked at a lot of schools, and this is one of the worst! There is absolutely no supervision for these kids, there kids roaming the halls at all hours of the day, cell phones in every classroom, iPods, making out in the halls, the kids here are incredibly disrespectful! And that comes from THE PARENTS!!!! The staff, not all of the staff but a lot of the staff don't care, the cafeteria hardly ever has any adults to supervise all of these kids! No proctors walking around campus, so the kids just do whatever they want! They don't follow the rules, they eat in the halls, even though there are signs that say no eating, they throw there trash andfood on the floor , it's a compltet pack of respect, once in awhile you see the principle and both vice principles standing around outside the office, talking and laughing and totally ignoring what goes on, there is no support system for the staff here, that do care about the kids! And the parents are the biggest problem, it has to start at home, it's always easiest to blame the school, and they aren't blameless, but it needs to change! My god look at the day care center!
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted May 17, 2013

Mohave High School, Bullhead City,Arizona This school is a good school but they need to recruit good teachers that are going to prepare the students for college. All high schools should be on college programs. We need to pay the teachers for what they teach in the class rooms. Arizona shools are far behind other schools in curriculum and it does not give the students a chance at good college because they are failing to meet the standards. We need to bring our education standards up. If we raise the bar on education you would be surprised that the kids will step up to what you are teaching. Most students are wanting to learn and be pushed beyond the limits. This is what seperates the students that want to learn and move on.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 2, 2011

To be completely honest, moving here from a 5 star school system to this kind of environment was difficult. Not only is this school in DESPERATE need of COMMUNICATION between staff, students and parents, but it also lacks in the department of handling the Extracurricular activities so that it benefits the students as well. I do believe this school has some "less than worthy" staff or "volunteers" who have been making the years for certain students doing well, a living nightmare. My children go to school to earn an education, not be knocked down by staff telling them "THEY CAN'T" do something. If the staff grew up and acted their age, perhaps the level of maturity among the students might as well! TRY LISTENING TO THE CHILDREN, THEY ARE THE IMPORTANT ONES........DUH!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 10, 2011

This school was alright for the 2.5 years I went here. Recently things have gone down a bit, such as the emphasis on education and other problems. Although my years here have been rather down, I have made some friends that I miss so much and really wish I could be there to see them again, especially one friend who has made my days brighter than they ever were at the school. Overall, a decent school, but could use some upgrades.
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 30, 2010

We have two High Schools in this area. Both lack academic advanced excellence. I believe both are Average. I believe parent involvement and communication is the basic factor to a better school which both school lack. These schools need leadership.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 25, 2010

This school s not suitable for any child. The freshman last year were terrible. They dressed in grown woman clothes and went around and tried to get older students to sleep with them. over half of the freshman left school last year pregnant by seniors or seniors from the year before. This school also has teachers that have been currently fired for hitting their students, and man handling them. 2009-2010
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 29, 2009

My opinion of mohave high school is one of the worst I have seen. As a parent, I would expect the school listens to a student before punishing them to the point of grilling them daily on something they did not do!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 30, 2009

this is the worst school you can go to
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 14, 2008

This school is the one of the best in the city.... Going here makes me happy
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 23, 2008

OK school, needs more communication for parents and they are in desperate need of school spirit!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 11, 2008

i attend this school it is a very nice school it needs some help in some things but other then that its good. the sport were are great we have a very good sports team which probly keeps most of the kids in school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted January 18, 2008

Mohave is by no means perfect, but I definitely think the school makes the most of what is available to it in this area, and I am very happy here. All the faculty and teacher genuinely care for us students.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 27, 2007

I have three children in the high school. My oldest son was having trouble in school and the principal intervened and helped him out. If it wasn't for the help of the administration our son would have dropped out of school. The real issues are the negative parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 20, 2007

I am a parent of three students at Mohave High School. The administration is extremely supportive of all students and teachers. The teachers are extremely caring and willing to help all studnts. There is a lack of parent support. The current principal has raised test scores and cleaned the discipline of the entire school community.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 27, 2007

I have two children attending Mohave High School and they are in all the honors courses and are doing very well. The principal in wonderful, he has helped my children be successful and has helped many many of the underprivileged kids in the school. He cares about the students not the politics.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 13, 2006

I have a student that graduated last year, and one currently attending. The teachers are mostly good, but this has to be the worst administration. The admin itself needs to be changed.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 21, 2006

I have had two kids graduate from Mohave high and they both did great under the guidance of the best principal Steve Sexton. I know many politics come to play in how or why we can keep such a principal like we have now. I have one student left and thank god it's his last year. There are many great teachers at the school and most of them feel the same way I do. What goes around comes around.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 20, 2006

Most of the teachers are decent but admin and board seem way more concerned about attendance and federal funding then the students. They need to be more concerned what the child is learning than how many hours he's in class.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 19, 2006

My daughter attends Mohave High and she loves it. I've met her teachers and I was impressed with what they had to offer my daughter academically. My daughter also plays soccer for the school and her experience has been wonderful. Overall I think this school is great.Your children will get what they put in to it.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 3, 2006

The guidance departmant and the teachers are the only things that save this school. A majority of the teachers sincerely care about the students, and are easy to talk to when there is a problem. However, the administration is a mess. They favor the athletes and disregard the needs of anybody else. They act completely unprofessional towards students, parents, and even the teachers.
—Submitted by a former student

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The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing".

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Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 57% 42%
Hispanic 38% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2251 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
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Phone: (928) 768-1665


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