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Williams Field High School

Public | 9-12 | 1460 students


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Posted August 8, 2014

The school is strict on homework. If you miss homework assignments you will be assigned detention. It is in one of Arizona top rated School District Namely Higley School District. The teachers are caring and very good to excellent. I would have to say the class room sizes are medium to large and some of the teachers are loaded pretty heavy with class sizes above 25 to 30 kids. Extra carriculum activities are excellent and second to none. We are Impressed with Williams Field. We came from Mc Clintock High School a 9 out of 10 school and we are at Williams Field a 9 out of 10 School.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 6, 2014

Williams Field is a great school not only for academics but sports too! Many great clubs to join and everyone is friendly. We could use some better teachers though. Black Hawks Dominate!!!
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 9, 2011

Being a freshman can be scary, esecially with as many schools feeding in, but with the school's Link Crew program, a group of Juniors and Seniors who help Freshman adjust to high school life, i have felt especially welcomed and have made lots of upperclassmen friends. Everyone is generally nice and the techars work hard to make sure you do your best, i am in an Honos English class and i LOVE IT! they really push you to do your best. I am so proud to be a BlackHawk!!!!! WFHS DOMINATE!!! (:
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 15, 2011

Well this was my first year at WFHS. I am transfer from a different state. In would have stayed at my school. this school is alright. But there Special Education Department sucks big time!! They don't keep in contact with you at all. If you have a student who has a IEP didnt send them here. Its all screwed up. I got the worst grade that i have every had in all my years of being iin school. Also, if you are a student have your parents call the school if you ever want someting done. Such as switching your schulde or change a teacher. the school does not listen to you at all. i got stuff stolen a lot and that has never had happen to me before i went here. But the sports are great here. The teachers are nice.

Posted November 16, 2010

This school is fantastic! We made the right choice for my son getting out of Gilbert. I wanted him to enjoy his high school years & he has blossomed. They have great Honors & AP courses, great counselors, great coaches, & great teachers. Plus, winning sports programs that everyone can get behind! I love this high school, it has been a real blessing to this parent!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 8, 2010

Williams Field High School is highly overrated. I have observed many teachers work very hard to provide quality education to students everyday yet their efforts go unappreciated. This school has had a high turnover rate among its administration, including three principals in the last calendar year. One principal, and I wont name his/her name used bullying and intimidation as a management style. To say the least, those who obeyed worked in fear everyday and those who refused to be abused are no longer at WFHS. Any school/district that lacks consistent leadership is a huge red flag. When students and teachers observe this it leads us all the ask the question, "Who is in charge here?"
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Posted January 30, 2010

I went to Williams Field my freshman year, and LOVED it. The teachers were awesome! And everyone was super easy to get along with! I got moved to Higley this year, and its horrible. Very unorganized! And the teachers are all super clueless. WFHS all the way!
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 10, 2009

This School Has been Awesome Teachers communicate well with students amd the Parents when they a push or extra help
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 26, 2009

This brand new school has a wonderful, committed principal, beautiful grounds that include and Olympic size pool and diving boards, a golf team with active parent boosters, and two gymnasiums with beautiful wood floors and attached excercise rooms. Williams Field H.S. has developed several key programs with biotech, aerospace engineering and other businesses within this community to broaden career choices and help prepare for college. If you want your child to get a well rounded education with Science, Math, English and Sports, this is the place!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 2, 2009

I am a student at this school and find that my teachers assign me homework every night unless it is a test day. I am highly satisfied with this school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 2, 2009

This school is by far the best school in all of Gilbert/ Higley. I love the teachers and the homework is handed out daily unless exams are going on. The school has wonderful excited teachers that are wonderful to their students. My two children have attend this high school and they are doing much better here than they were at GH. I would move or tranfer into this district if your child is not going here you are missing out.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 8, 2009

This is our first year at this school and I am not impressed at all. My daughter rarely receives homework assignments. She also finds the time spent in class to be very boring. To me the teachers are way too laid back.
—Submitted by a parent

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The state average for Math was 64% in 2014.









The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.









The state average for Science was 39% in 2014.







The state average for Writing was 74% in 2014.








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Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

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Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 42%
Hispanic 20% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2076 S. Higley Road
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Phone: (480) 279-8000


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