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Flagstaff High School

Public | 9-12 | 1487 students


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Posted April 20, 2011

I love this school! I have 2 sons that are students here. The teachers have been supportive and encouraging. And, the principal is approachable and is a visible presence on campus. All in all, the teachers and coaches seem to really care about the students & are very easy to get a hold of if I have a concern or a question. It's too bad that more parents aren't involved...a pto has been started and then stopped because of the lack of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 19, 2011

This is a wonderful school in a wonderful school district. There is an extremely high percentage of teachers and staff with Master's Degrees or higher teaching here. The school's administration is excellent. There is a defined and organized disciplinary policy. The student body is diverse and highly respectful. The college admissions post graduation are among the highest in the State, and this is a supportive place to teach and learn.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted December 5, 2010

Terrible school. Teachers flat out tell the students they have no interest or sympathy OR understanding to what is going on in a students life UNLESS that student has connections with the staff and or school board. If the students do not live up to the teachers small minded expectations then the student is left alone to find their own way to fight for their education. Teachers and staff absolutely DO NOT reach out to motivate students.
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 3, 2009

Two of my boys graduated from here and they have turned out to be wonderful men with a love of life and learning that was fueled in no small way by the great teachers they had here!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 16, 2009

Students are respectful, honest, and motivated. There is a real sense of collaboration in the school community. The principal is an instructional leader, a motivator, and encourages fairness and input from all.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 21, 2008

I absolutly love flagstaff high school. The kids are great, almost zero drama. The teachers are kind and patient and I'm always interested in my classes. I'm one of many on the honor roll program, and our sports program is one to be proud of. I'm currently on the two time state champion soccer team. Go eagles!
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 15, 2008

Overcrowded classrooms and unfriendly staff
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 23, 2008

Im currently a student and I love Flag High because the teachers really do care and they really help you go eagles! =))
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 8, 2008

Im a graduate of FHS and Im so happy that i went there. I have nothing but great memories of the staff, admin and the students. The teachers really do care and the atmosphere as a whole is relaxed and helpfull. If your picking a school for yourself or for your child, Flag High is the best choice. Go Eagles!!

Posted January 11, 2008

My child is very happy at Flagstaff High. I'm relieved to know that she enjoys it!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 15, 2007

Im currently a student at Flagstaff High School and I love it. I like the fact that its college bond.I love all the teachers and their so nice.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 17, 2004

This school is good, it was better years ago but has stayed pretty much ok. The admin is the same for many years and the counselors and office staff really do care. The teachers are great too, the motivation they give is wonderfull.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 15, 2002

I have found the staff at Flag hig to be concerned, dedicated, and committed to my children. I have never been turned away when I just showed up with a question. I know my daughter is truly enjoying her freshman year.

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

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

359 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 "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 24% 5%
Hispanic 19% 43%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
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 22%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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400 W Elm Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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Phone: (928) 773-8100


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