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.
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.
Overall, I've been satisfied with the school. Areas that needs attention: Proofreading of information sent home such as the school newspaper. Even though it is student run, it should be checked by faculty before publication. The yearbook also had several mistakes and one inappropriate photo (a girl's belly piercing). These are reflections of the school's academic and moral standards. Enforce the dress code (especially girls). Progress reports and report cards need percentages and GPAs listed. I feel the school has experienced typical situations for a new school--lack of experience in different areas, the ability to offer a full curriculum, and involvement with getting kids excited about learning and planning for their future. I do not feel that any of these areas would be enough for me not to send my student there. I feel the school's staff really does make an honest effort to improve and I'm confident they will.
Could some more parents post their feelings on this school? We are considering this as a serious option, but need to have more input. Anything else about staff, academics and extra curricular activity would be appreciated.
This school needs a drastic change at the top before it can be considered 'acceptable' for kids to attend.
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