The school is great. Love the teachers and community...BUT...the boys basketball program and seriously gone morally and ethically bankrupt. Chris Lemon has come in to the program and completely ruined the program bringing in a huge influx of kids who are not in district. he thinks he is building an empire...umm..news flash. He doesn't even know how to coach basketball nor build up the program. They are inconsistent, with no sense of fundamentals or building a program. He is unmarried with a baby mamma, cusses like a sailor, and is no role model for teens. he should take a lesson from Coach Gonzalez...she has built a classy program that not only plays basketball games but builds up strong young women. GPS, fire coach Lemon and start over. The kids deserve better.
I went there for my senior year of high school and i graduated from there. Most people there were friendly. The teachers are really nice. However I always disliked how the front office people were usually pretty snotty. I called them today to request that they transfer my high school transcripts to a college i am about to attend and the lady who picked up sounded like she was too busy to be answering the phone. She sounded like she had a problem with me calling. To that lady i say this; " Don't work too hard because you definitely sound like you don't get paid enough for that $hit"....."but it is part of doing your job so you might as well learn to love it." It's usually always the lady who deals with student records that acts like this but the others will occasionally act the same way. I remember they wouldn't pick up or even return my calls when i was calling over the summer for my high school diploma. Either way don't let that stop you from going here. It's still a great school. Just let them know who their serving and everything will go just fine.
First, there is a Mormon seminary adjacent to the school and students get credit for attending classes there during the school day. I can't even comprehend how this is legal in a PUBLIC school.
Since the majority are Mormon don't expect a warm welcome if your child is LGBTQ+ or just different.
There was a huge teacher walk-out about 2 years back. That gives a pretty good indication how bad the leadership is.
Several teachers don't seem to want to be there and do not help kids that are struggling. I think one of my son's teachers is seriously in danger of a break down.
Because of the teacher shortage there are very few electives available because there is no one to teach them. Most seniors only attend for a couple hours and take the early out.
If you have a choice, pick a different school district.
After coming from Mesquite Jr high, the first thing my daughter noticed is how much calmer this school is. The other day my daughter said she was thinking how lucky she is to have such great teachers, and that she really is so appreciative of how much they care about her as a person, and take time out to help her when they really don't have to.
My daughter goes to Mesquite Junior High in Gilbert. She has been being bullied and harasses since the beginning of the school year by a group of 3 girls that she rides the bus with and has some classes with. Monday, my daughter came home in tears saying that the does't want to ride the bus or go to that school anymore. We had enough, we went to the Principle, school administrator and Transportation office and field our own complaints because the bus driver & teachers would not do anything about it. The Principle said that he would change the seating arrangement on the bus to separate the bullies and keep them away from my daughter.
My wife and I were able to take her to and from school yesterday but we could't today.
This morning on the bus the only seating changes were they moved my daughter to the front and separated her and her friends. The 3 bullies are still together. And to make it worse, as soon as everyone was on the bus the driver made an announcement, sarcastically saying that if everyone should thank my daughter for there new seating arrangement. The ringleader of the bullies was bragging on the bus that nothing will happen to her because her parents are good friends with the Principle.
My daughter can't handle this stress, she has too much to deal with as it is. She was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and as many other health issues. We are currently saving for a special test that can help us find out what the roots of her illness is.