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El Dorado High School

Charter | 9-12 | 150 students

We are best known for credit recovery and accelerated academic programs.
 
 

 
 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 24, 2014

El Dorado High School is the best thing that ever happened to me! I am now excited to learn something new each day in every subject.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2014

My school is a very unique school. We have 3 classes a day, they are an hour 45 minutes, yes it is longer but you get more one on one time with the teachers!!! Plus no school on Fridays!!! :D!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2014

El Dorado has a very laid back environment and room for students and teachers to know each other on a one-on-one basis. This does allow for things, in my personal opinion, to be taught more thoroughly. At a larger school, you might not understand something and have to wait until the next day or after school in order to reiterate it. Here, it's different, because you can ask during class and not feel awkward about it, possibly making it easier for shyer people with the same problems to get their full education.The teachers also seem almost overqualified in some cases. I absolutely love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2014

ive been here for 3 years and i absoultely love my school. the staff feel like family to me and i respect and care for them all. i am a graduating senior and have only thrived so much because of the support and help my teachers all give to me. the students, my peers, are also exceptional. The ones who dont deserve to stay dont for too long because of our amazing principal Mr MIller. everybody works together to make this a safe happy and understanding learning facility. I could not see myself learning from anywhere else
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2013

My school is working hard to help students succeed. The principal makes it possible for students to be appreciated and supported.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 26, 2013

El Dorado is a school where teachers really help you out! You are not treated like a number at this school, everyone tries to really be there for you. It's only a 4 day school week so if you come in on Friday you can get tons of extra help or make up absences or work. If you need to make up credits fast or to graduate early, there are classes for that!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 13, 2011

El Dorado High School offers an incredible alternative to traditional schooling. Our class sizes are small and if you maintain your grades then you qualify for a 4 day school week. Give me a B and your Friday is Free!!! Come See our Campus and Join our Family
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 2, 2008

i am a former student of el dorado high school. I graduated amongist my peers and with my class of 2007, my time at el dorado helped me out as a student as well as a adult. the enviroment in which it provides is very helpful and the teachers are amazing providing help and goin out of there way for you to succeed. Still till this day i go back for help from my teachers at el dorado. Currently i am in my sophmore year of college in route to pursuit my dream of becoming a teacher. i feel honored to be a graduate from el dorado and hope to see many more succed in there future as i am doing today
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

I have been a teacher at El Dorado for many years and I have found that our students respond well to the small atmosphere of our school and to the flexible learning environment that is offered. The student-teacher ratio is small and the relationships that students develop in the classroom have helped to guidetheir success after graduation whether in college or in the working arena.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 21, 2008

My son graduated from El Dorado High School one year early as valedictorian of his class. He received a good education, particularly in the areas of English, science, and social studies. He was well-prepared for college. The small school atmosphere means that students can be 'a big fish in a small pond.' The staff and teachers notice what is going on with the students every day and go out of their way to meet their needs. Many students have been successful at El Dorado that have not done well at large public high school due to the smaller class sizes and more individual attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

I am a teacher at El Dorado and I believe our staff is doing an incredible job serving our student population. The majority of our students have been unsuccessful in traditional public schools, yet are able to have many successful experiences at EDHS. Our class sizes are small, our interpersonal communication with the students is well above the call of duty, and our passion to see our students succeeds radiates throughout our school. I feel privileged to be a part of the EDHS community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 9, 2003

My daughter transferred to El Dorado for her senior year in high school. Her grades have impoved drastically since the transfer. There seems to me to be a wide range in amount of experience among the staff. The recently departed prinicipal had previously retired from a public school district after many years of service. Among the teaching staff, however, a large percentage comes with less experience. I had a disturbing concern that was never satisfactorily resolved: one teacher began the new year with material I questioned, and continued by showing an R rated movie - without getting parental consent. I was assured by the administration that the teacher had acted without approval, that this was a serious infraction, that it would be addressed with other issues observed by the administration, and that the temporary contract of the teacher in question would not be renewed at the end of that block. Two blocks later, the teacher in question is still employed. No explanation was offered by the administrator. Nevertheless there are others who are highly committed to helping their students succeed. A demonstration of this committment is the educational tour of Washington D.C., accomplished this spring. The trip was completely funded by a grant written by faculty. Our daughter and the others had a life-changing experience in the nation's capital.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
42%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


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".

About the tests


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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 79% 43%
White 10% 42%
Black 7% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 89%N/A47%
Female 39%N/A49%
Male 61%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Chandler High
Hamilton High
Dobson High School
Colleges most students attend after graduation Arizona State University
Northern Arizona University
Chandler Gilbert Community College
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Math specialist(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
Spanish
Somali
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • HOSA (2010)
  • 2007 Football State Champs
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Leukemia And Lymphoma Society (2013)
  • United Blood Services (2013)
  • Chandler Senior Center (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Literary magazine
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Somali
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Forensics club
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 2:30 am
School Leader's name
  • Dave Miller
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Part-time study
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (480) 726-9543

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Internships
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Business
  • Global
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Social justice
  • Vocational education
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Business management
  • Forensics

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Somali
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Parent center
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Forensics club
  • Literary magazine
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

Photos

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Dual enrollment with local community colleges for dual credit. Credit recovery and acceleration. Caring staff with qualified professionals.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Chandler High
Hamilton High
Dobson High School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Chandler Gilbert Community College
Mesa Community College
Carrington College
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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2200 N. Arizona Ave.
Chandler, AZ 85224
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Phone: (480) 726-9536

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