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Gilbert, AZ

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4068 East Pecos Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296

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(480) 279-7000
(480) 279-7305
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August 15, 2014
In all Honesty, Higley Highschool is the worst school I have ever attended. I have attended Higley Highschool my Freshman and Sophomore year, and am now attending my Junior year at ASU Prep. One of thousands of problems I've had at Higley are the rude teachers, whenever you'd ask a simple question that you didn't get they'd always find a reason to pick on you or say "its your fault for not listening". The other thing was the school lunches, they'd be more than 45 minutes long and the lunches are terrible, not only that, but the school would have food fights at least 2-3 times a year. Another thing is the lack of school materials, we barely have enough paper to last for a full year, in fact we barely have enough paper at all, some teachers have to buy their own paper. And finally the biggest problem, is the school administration, literally EVERYONE complains about the school administration, this year before I transferred to ASU Prep over the summer, instead of using their extra money on school supplies for the teachers, they spent it on building safety for the Admin Office, what about the students? Did they ever think of the back gate that is always open during school hours?

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2014
they clam we are an A+ school! our administration stinks. they just spent a ton of money to rebuild the front office for more safety of the front desk staff. its ridiculous! i have to walk into class and here the teachers complain about not having money for paper. all of my teachers have openly admitted that the administration sucks. my classmates and i just sit there and wonder why the teachers dont do anything. they spent all that money to keep staff safe and not students. did we get any new safety features? no. in all honesty with whats been going on in schools is horrible and i dont feel safe in mine. the back gates are always open and the security gards never question who comes in or out. as long as you have a backpack your good to go. that scares me. i would kindly call most of the administration stuck up princesses. they all wear 5 inch heals and non teacher appropriate clothing. its acuatly very disgusting to see. i feel they are selfish especially with the front office issue. dont go here incoming freshman. save yourselves

- submitted by a student
April 10, 2014
Higley administration is TERRIBLE. They never ever call you back even when the VP says he will call you back in 1-2 days. For the rest of us with real jobs we would be fired if we acted like this. Dealt with them for 6 months for two students, coming from out of state. Go somewhere else, anywhere. Heck you will have to just to get anything accomplished.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2014
My son attended Higley High as a new student during the 3rd quarter of 2014 school year. Parents beware of the bullying environment and students at this school who don't welcome an outsider. My son was constantly taunted by students to a point that we had to withdraw him. He has also informed us of a group of boys that walk home daily into the large neighborhood that is south east of the school that would grab him and punch him on his walk home from school. As a parent this disturbs me to a point of wondering where are we headed in the future with students that portray these types of characteristics. These groups of students don't welcome others who are not part of their religious affiliation. As a middle school teacher I'm honestly seeing that a majority of the students in our classrooms would rather be on there cell phones or hanging out with friends. Students are disrespectful to teachers daily and other students who want an education suffer due to their attention seeking behaviors. My advice is be very careful when you choose a school to place your students in; better yet think about some of the high quality charter schools that are around the area.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2011
There are a lot of bad teachers in this school. But there are mostly bad teachers. like there are teachers that don't teach and they give you homework with questions that you don't even know because the teacher didn t teach you that stuff and expect you to do it on your own. And when you ask that teacher about it they say that you should know the stuff already and didn t help you out, and so you failed that class along with everyone else. And this school seems like that care more about sports then everything else. There are cliques everywhere and you see kids making out around campus. Everyone here looks the same like they always wear really short shorts and wear a lot of makeup and wear really thin spaghetti straps and the teachers don t even do anything about it. They act like they re cooler than everyone else and always hang out in a group and doesn t let anyone else join.

- submitted by a student
June 29, 2011
This school is a joke, to put it lightly. I have never experienced such unorganization. I attended Higley High School for my Freshman and Sophomore year, and have been in the Higley School district since 1st Grade. STAY AWAY from HUSD at all costs; my experiences have been nothing but misery. Higley High School has awful, and seemingly uneducated admin. My parents have had enough of the shenanigans, as have I. Save yourself the uncleanliness, disgusting food, unhelpful teachers and lack of motivation. I absolutely detest this school and would I advise you to look else where for an education for your kid.

- submitted by a student
March 27, 2011
Im a freshman at Higley and it is awesome!!!! the upperclassman dont pick on us and there is no such thing as "FRESHMAN FRIDAY". they just mad it up. GO HIGLEY KNIGHTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
October 12, 2010
I am a freshmen at higley high and so far it has been amazing (: its such a great school!! everybody is always nice and the upper classmen dont tease or pick on us. they help us grow as a good school (: i rate higley high school a 5 because we do have good leadership and we will always be there for when people need help!! (: stay cool higley knights!! (: YOU WISH YOU WERE A HIGLEY KNIGHT WHAT!! WHAT!! (: GO KNIGHTS!!

- submitted by a student
October 07, 2010
Parents beware!! Very low standard of leadership at this school, instead doing what is right for the children they are more worried about covering the basics. They have rules for the students that the leaders of the school do not follow.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2010
As a student, I feel I am honestly given every opportunity to succeed at Higley High. Now going into my senior year, I have witnessed many changes to Higley over the years and I must say that they've all been GREAT! We have an amazing principal who is often seen around campus and who makes weekly visits to every class on campus. Our teachers are simply wonderful and inspiring. Though we may not be able to offer as many classes as bigger schools can, I'll take QUALITY over QUANTITY any day. Go Knights!

- submitted by a student
June 17, 2010
Higley High has good classes...but the only ones are like "video production, ceramics..etc" ones that are extra.. the teachers here do not communicate well and get the material across to the student. I will be attending Queen Creek High School, and see how that goes as I will be a sophomore. Higley High had amazing spirit...but a lot of kids did drugs and ditched a lot...its dangerous :(

- submitted by a student
March 17, 2010
This school is great, I'm so glad that I didn't which schools.

- submitted by a student
January 05, 2010
I think that the principale is doing a great job with the school. However, I think the teachers need to take their job more seiously and have more concern for the students and their grades. This is for every school in Higley school district. I think the music and arts are lacking.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2009
this is a good school with the learning and the extracurricular activies.

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February 21, 2009
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January 04, 2009
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no rating December 15, 2008
Im a Freshmen at Higley High!And I started as a new student I felt welcomed when I started. The teachers are great and the students are awsome! I love this school so much and I would def recemend it to anyone!

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March 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2008
I am a freshman at Higley High and must say that i love the school. The staff is friendly and competent, and the kids are all very welcoming. Go knights!

- submitted by a student
January 15, 2008
Higley High School dissapointed me and my family in many numerous ways. My two very bright children were former students there and struggled their first two years there. A small handful of the teachers are amazing at the work they do, but with the lack of the school and district's administartion my children struggled. The best quality teachers all seemed to move on and were tired of the unorganization too!

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2007
We love higley high school! :d the best people are here.

- submitted by a student
October 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2007
This is my second year at Higley High. Now i moved here from wisconsin and i must say that i noticed a huge difference between the two schooling systems. I find every part of the administration to be unorganized. I am struggling with the guidence office and supposedly no one can help me. There are a few very excellent teachers, but the majority of them are not modivating the students to achieve at a higher level. Overall i am dissapointed in Higley. I don't reccomend it to anyone.

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2007
I attended Higley for the first two years of my highschool education. I am now a Junior, and last year I discontinued my enrollment there not by choice. Before I attended, I was an honor student and got along with most people my age. The school had an impact on me by making me antisocial, angry, and overall depressed. Though the teachers were not completely to blame, the administration was at fault. My mother and I made many complaints about bullying and behaivor issues. I've been attending an online school since then and my grade have gone from very low failing, to high A's and B's. For any parent who's child is attending there and has any issues with their child in the way that I had when I went there, I strongly reccomend getting them out as soon as they can. Thanks.

- submitted by a former student
June 25, 2007
Higley High is not a very good high school. Standards and expectations are quite low. Security is lax and administration has frequent turn over. There are some good teachers, but the really good teachers move along after a couple of years. This school should be much better. After six years in existance, it is not improving at all.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2007
There are better schools than Higley High in the East Valley. This school has low standards and expectations. The principal is seldom seen on campus. There are abundant and frequent discipline problems. Security is lax. The good teachers move on. Many classrooms are chaotic and out of control. The entire district is always in some kind of uphevel. 'Quality Education' brought to the district by Superintendent Lutrey is a complete failure. Parents need to be aware of this.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
I would have to say that this is the worst school that my children have ever attended! The administration at this school is all show! They pick and choose what they want to be involved with. As far as other extracurricular activities that is almost a joke in itself! I have had 2 my children attend Highly High and

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2007
This school offers many opportunities to students but the problem, for many students, is that their parents are simply not encouraging them to do these things. Other than that, there are wonderful teachers who put a lot of work into what they do, many great students, and overall good administration. I would recommend this school to any interested parent.

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February 23, 2007
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September 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2006
Higley High School was the worst school I've ever had my child attend. The guidance counselors staff were over worked and did'nt have time to address individual needs and concerns. The Principal makes decisions with the board without asking the parents for input. I can only think of one good thing about that school and it's that there are a handful of great teachers who truly care about education but aren't allowed to make crucial decisions regarding teaching in their classrooms because they aren't supported by the Principals or the Administration. The Administration is filled with dishonest people. Find another school!

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August 19, 2006
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June 17, 2006
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June 05, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
The sign above the front door says (No Child Left Behind) this is so untrue. There is general education or special education. My child went for an above average student(A and B) to D and F's. The special education department is poor in almost every way possible. I think that if your student is average than its an okay school but if your have special needs than it is truly a nightmare! This school needs some serious review by our board of education.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2006
This is my first year at Higley, and so far, it's moderate. I suppose that the school could enforce their rules a lot more. Dress code is absolutely disregarded.

- submitted by a student
March 10, 2006
I really should have stayed in the chandler area. Higley High is one of the most disorganized schools I have ever seen. The kids dont even go to the dances because they are so un organized. The teachers run through the curriculum without a care about the children.I will not let my younger ones attend this school when they are old enough.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2006
Wonderful wonderful school! I can't believe this 1 isn't # 1! Bravo higley~!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2006
Students at Higley High School come from a variety of backgrounds, both culturally and economically. Most students come to school for social reasons and not to get a good education. Many refuse to do homework and will only do what is given in class. Therefore, one will see mediocre students at best. There are a few that will stand out and are college bound but the majority will not go on to any further education. Most parents support the teachers and expect their children to do well. They will back the teacher if called, for both academic and disciplinery issues.

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January 26, 2006
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January 14, 2006
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October 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2005
I think the school is improving in every area.

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August 09, 2005
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- submitted by a administrator
July 19, 2005
I feel like Higley High School is an awesome place for my daughter. She is so involved in activities that appeal to her - jazz band, where she plays eletric guitar, art club, and newspaper. She also participates in the AP program where she can receive college credit upon taking the course and exam. The teacher feedback is amazing! They actually care about the students. I love it.

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June 15, 2005
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June 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2005
A great school with potential! My daughter went there and had a great time and had no problem fitting in!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2005
Great school! my daughter attended and had a ball! she loved the students , teachers and friends she made quickly during her presence at the school!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2005
The Advanced Placement classes at Higley High are outstanding. The teachers are great & very enthusiastic about teaching. There are many elective courses to choose from & all major sports are offered. Parental involvement is about average.

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April 18, 2005
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February 25, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2004
I think that higley is a wonderful school. This is my daughters second year there. She really enjoys the teachers and the students.

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July 29, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2004
Higley is great small school where students can really strive to their very best because they are small school that focuses on the students and the community as a whole. Compared to other schools in the area like Gilbert and Highland, Higley is on top of the ball with quality. Many kids don't get left out at this school because it is small school where everybody knows everybody and they get along no matter the race, religion, style or gender. Higley High is an awesome school that continues to amaze the students, community and the state with it's record high AIMS scores.

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April 22, 2004
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April 03, 2004
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March 23, 2004
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February 13, 2004
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- submitted by a student
January 22, 2004
This school suffers from a lack of leadership at the principal level. The current leadership has been in position since well before the school opened and has not demonstrated an ability to establish a functional, working relationship with the staff, parents, or students. This school needs attention, and will not be successful until problems are addressed.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2003
Education at this school is ok, but it is very poorly managed. One problem that they have is lack of security. Basically, if security is important to you, the this is the wrong school for you. Administration handles security issues as if it is not their problem.

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2003
My son has attended higley high since the first day it opened. I love the small high school feeling you feel when you are there. I agree with the comments about the principal. We need real leadership. I will not be taking my child out, but I have real doubts with the future of this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2003
Higley is such a new school, that they have yet to establish the basic knowledge of how to run a school. I believe that the teachers are putting forth the best that they can, with a few exceptions, but the leadership of the principal is far too great. Perhaps a new principal would make the school run better, and the students would perform better.

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Higley High School
4068 East Pecos Road, Gilbert, AZ  85296
(480) 279-7000
Last modified Higley High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Higley High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 63 reviews. Top