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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful wonderful school! I can't believe this 1 isn't # 1! Bravo higley~!
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.
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.
A great school with potential! My daughter went there and had a great time and had no problem fitting in!
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!
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.
I think that higley is a wonderful school. This is my daughters second year there. She really enjoys the teachers and the students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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